How Do You Stop A Panic Attack Controlled Abdominal Breathing-ca1834

Self-Improvement Of all the symptoms that a panic attacks sufferer experiences during a panic attack difficulty in breathing would seem to be the one that causes the most distress. Breathing problems associated with anxiety and panic attacks can run the range from hyperventilation where the breathing uncontrollably rapid and shallow, to an almost total constriction of breathing where breathing normally impossible. Because these breathing difficulties are such a .mon part of panic attacks virtually all methods of dealing with panic attacks, or at least those that don’t resort to pharmaceutical drugs, have as part of their respective methods, controlled breathing techniques of one kind or another. The most useful breathing technique that can be used in a panic attack situation is abdominal breathing. Most people in times of stress, and this would be particularly so in the case of someone experiencing severe anxiety or a panic attack, start to breathe in a very shallow fashion and high in the chest. It is almost as if they are rapidly panting and unable to catch their breath. This is exactly what happens when the body goes into a fight or flight response. What further .pounds this problem and what can ultimately lead to a full on panic attack response is that the person having the breathing difficulty begin to focus on their inability to take a deep breath. Our nervous system obviously recognizes that breathing is essential to our survival and sends feedback that how we are breathing is not adequate for our needs. When a panic attack sufferer aware of this physical and mental feedback, they literally start to panic which further amplifies the feedback in the hope that it will be heard and the breathing adjusted accordingly. The vicious cycle of the panic attack has begun. The practice of deep controlled abdominal breathing will provide options the panic attack sufferer can use at the time of their attack. But a regular training program of controlled abdominal breathing must be undertaken if the ability to apply it during the extreme nervous system responses of a panic attack is desired. This is just like training regularly for some sporting .petition. The more you practice before the actual event the more automatic the desired responses will be .e game time. By practising regular deep abdominal breathing at non-stressful times it allows the body the chance to get used to the technique itself as it conditioned to breathe differently. Once a certain familiarity has been gained with the technique it is very useful to begin using it during periods of moderate stress and anxiety. Over time our confidence and ability to apply the deep abdominal breathing technique in all kinds of situations of varying levels of stress and anxiety increases. So much so that in a very short time the method can be applied during a panic attack situation. While breathing in this way can help immeasurably during an actual panic attack, an even greater benefit is how the body less prone to anxiety and stress generally, due to regular deep abdominal breathing, making the occurrence of future panic attacks less likely. The technique of controlled abdominal breathing is quite simple. If this is your first attempt at breathing in this way remember to start slowly, as you would with any exercise, and gradually increase the length of time of your breathing practice sessions Believe it or not abdominal deep breathing is the way we are supposed to breathe. It is out natural breathing style that we somehow to use. If you look at young kids they are all belly breathers, but as we age we tend to breath more in our chest. So rather than think of this as learning something new we are simply re-familiarizing ourselves with something we already know how to do. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: