Barry Mc Donagh from DARE discusses the three things NOT to do when having a panic attack. Dare is one of the highest rated programs for overcoming anxiety and panic attacks. Download the free DARE app to help you end anxiety and panic attacks fast. Visit http://www.dareapp.co
Defuse: Say “so what” “who cares” or whatever sentence you need to say to realize that you are not in real danger.
Allow: Accept the anxiety that you feel and allow it to manifest in whatever way it wishes. Welcome it, let it stay, move with it, become the observer.
Run towards: You can run toward your anxiety by telling yourself you are excited by your anxious thoughts and feelings.
Engage: After you’ve applied the previous three steps of the Dare response your anxious mind will naturally look for ways to tell you back into a state of worry and fear. In order to avoid this, you need to engage with something that takes up our full attention.
Find an activity that will really engage your mind and take your full attention, such as reading, focusing on a specific task, having a conversation, exercising anything that will keep your mind from checking in.