Keep Calm… And Overcome Panic Attacks
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Keep Calm… and Overcome Panic Attacks
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panic attacks can truly hold you back in life. this isn’t something we’ve just read about… krissie actually used to have panic attacks – like super scary, go to the hospital, for reals panic attacks. but, she made a choice to do anything she could to figure out how to overcome them… and she did. completely. no more panic attacks.
since we totally get how scary and traumatizing panic attacks can be, we wanted to share with you some things krissie did to overcome them, and maybe we can help someone else find their way to calm too.
panic attacks are crazy terrifying. even though it feels totally real physically, it starts in the mind. getting a grasp on that is a huge part of overcoming the experience. after going to the emergency room over and over, and doctors finding nothing wrong with her heart, krissie had people assuring her that she wasn't going to die. one day during a panic attack she decided to trust that, and to just let the panic go full-blown... she said "fine, ok, if i'm gonna die then here it goes" ... and a few minutes later... she didn't die. and since she didn't die, she kind of "faced her worst fear" about it, and the worst didn't happen. that was huge because krissie finally realized she had power over the panic. she realized that the more she tried to fight the fear, the worse the panic would get - but if she kind of just surrendered to it, it eventually would ride out.
surrender to the panic...
so if you have panic attacks, get yourself checked out medically and make sure it really is just panic attacks, and if it is, decide to give "surrendering to the panic" a try. it can be super empowering, and the first step to realizing you have the power to overcome the panic.
stuff that can help...
even though panic attacks are a mental thing... the mental panic creates a seriously real physical experience. so when krissie was in the middle of a panic attack, she had some things she did to actually help her physically...
- Rescue Remedy - she swears it's literally "the best.stuff.ever." she would carry it with her everywhere, and it could immediately calm her down and make her feel better.
- Deep Breathing - learning how to take deep breaths helped krissie kind of take control of the out of control reactions her body was having, and kind of bring her back to a centered feeling.
- EFT Tapping - EFT is this technique where you tap on different specific points of your body, like your collar bone, to create a mental/physical/emotional healing connection. it sounds ca-razy, but krissie would use it in the midst of a freak out, and she swears it's for reals.
releasing fear energy...
we're big believers that things that challenge your physical and emotional health are "symptoms" of something energetic. so when krissie was going through panic attacks, she viewed them as a "symptom" of something energetic she needed to look into.
because of different experiences in her life, krissie has struggled with shyness and with "fear energy". that energy has caused her to have a tendency to worry, to be nervous around people, and is at the root of her "anxiousness". so in her journey of overcoming panic attacks, she started a journey of questioning her fears and seeking "fearlessness" by releasing the energy of her fears.
we all have different things that make us feel fear, so if you're struggling with panic attacks, a good place to look for healing is to question your fears and start looking for ways to release those fears.
just to leave y'all with some inspiration... krissie has a quote that she thinks of every time she starts to worry. it helps her focus on positive thoughts, and it brings her back to calm...
"Worry is a wish for what you don't want. Hope is a wish for what you do."