The Meaning of Meaning in Emotional Self-Management

As a creature more animal than plant you are a biological mean machine and you are reading this to see if it gives you any additional beneficial meanings to add to the meanings you already contain.

What is 'Meaning'?

Meaning is about sense of direction . When we look for the meaning of a thing we are asking what direction, if any, we should take in regard to how we deal with it

While all plants need to remain in a fixed position in order to stay alive adult animals die if they do not move.

To aid them in deciding what directions they should go in when they do plan to move nature provides animals with two major tools:

  • brains
  • emotional response systems.

Brains are cellular mapping devices that record landscapes traveled using the process of memory (our brains can also record imagined landscapes travelled).

Emotional response systems are designed to initiate emergency reactions; to move animals away from unexpected threats and towards reward opportunities whenever they are arise in the external world. They also provide map-connected alert systems by attaching emotional reflections to specific memories in our mental maps. They inform future decision making by raising up into our conscious whenever we move toward these external landscapes to remind us of our previous experiences.

Most of our decision making is made on the basis of these emotionally mapped alerts.

How do I think versus how should I think; how do I feel versus how should I feel; how do I behaving versus how should I have – these are all questions based around need for changes in direction.

When we ask 'what does this mean?' what we are asking is 'what direction do I now go in, having received this new information, and what can I expect to receive as a result?'.

When We Come Across a New Thing or a Known Thing Changes We Ask Meaningful Questions

  • will it eat me or should I eat it?
  • Is it controlling me or am I controlling it?
  • Is it something I should not react to at all – should I stop seeing it?
  • Do I move away from or towards it or do I just stay where I am?

Once we have taken a close enough look at the new or changed thing and decided our direction of thinking, feeling and physical behaviors we tend to just keep on traveling in the same direction decided until the pressure to change direction again dictates otherwise.

Meaningful Cycles

Meaningful cycles have a standard model for animals:

  • we leave from a safe starting point
  • we journey outwards into a generally well-mapped territory collecting resources and experiences
  • we return to the safe starting point and discharge our 'excess to requirements' resources and experiences.

This is meaning in action – where am I going; what will I do; how do I get back home and what will I return with and offload when I get home?

We may not really notice the presence of one of these 'meaning cycle maps' until it is taken away from us or we are blocked from completing the full cycle in some way.

When we can not complete our meaning cycles we feel frustrated and uneasy. Take the external territory away and we react as if we are on the brink of starvation. Take the 'safe home' away and we lose our reason for being in the territory – we feel lost (this is the cause of an identity crisis, by he way – we temporarily believe we have lost us).

Fail to complete your meaning cycles for long enough and you start to feel disconnected from who you truly are.

Your emotional meaning cycle is biologically programmed into you. When you do not meet the needs of this cycle you can expect to get an income as reliable as if you did not eat food. If you do not pay attention to your emotional world you will become emotionally ill.

Society is lying to you when it tells you it is possible to remove strong emotional responses using thinking . Thinking can alter the rate you produce and build up energy levels but if you have already produced emotional energy in relation to an experience you must discharge it.

No amount of thinking can alter this without the thinking is designed to get itself out of the way so emotional release can take place.

You do not control your emotional cycle – it controls you. At least, it does until you discharge the energy contained.

I remember telling a counselor several years ago I had just that week realized nature had designed my emotional system and I had to surrender to this fact. It really hurts to know this! All you control here is when you will accept and allow yourself to be taken through the cycle. You have no say in whether or not the cycle affects you.

Just as if you do not eat you die of starvation, if you do not discharge the emotional reactions you produce and collect when dealing with 'out there' you become emotionally ill and this changes both your thinking and behaviors as a result.

Emotional Disorders Block Our Inner Return Home

Your Conscious Point of Focus goes out into the world. Its home is your brain. Your body is home to your brain – your brain never gets to go out.

For your Conscious mind to be at peace when it returns home your body must also be emotionally peaceful. A brain in an emotionally overcharged body is an unhappy home for your Conscious.

If your body is flooded with negative hormonal chemicals your brain is in turn also flooded with a different set of negative chemicals and these dominate your thinking 'mood'. A negative mood produces a negatively thinking mind.

Your brain consists of 'you and your brain family' with 'you' being an information processing point known as your 'Conscious Point of Focus' and your family consistent of the other minds living in your brain. Your You observes and processes information (thinks) at a rate of 4 to 11 bytes per second.

Whatever you consciously think about is 'you' at that time. This bit of 'you' likes to go outside of your body, collect little bits of electrical information, then return home with it intending to distribute the content so the rest of your brain and your body will benefit. We call this 'learning' and it contributions to our 'personal growth'.

We like personal growth. It feels good sometimes because we get external social acceptance when we do it and the occasional monetary reward. In most western cultures we are trained to see personal growth as something to be found out there .

But while your Conscious Point of Focus is out there your 'family at home', your other brain parts, are processing information your Conscious Point of Focus has made itself carefully unaware of.

'Moods' are emotional responses to our environment for which we can not immediately identify the trigger. We know we feel bad but we can not pinpoint why. Moods are the result of not paying conscious attention to the information entering the rest of our brain and body. When our body and our unconscious minds have been picking up information we could do with paying conscious attention to, but have not, they communicate it to us with moods.

While your Conscious Point of Focus processes information at 4 to 11 bytes a second, the rest of your brain receives it at 2'000'000 bytes (two million) per second – that information is going somewhere.

While your Conscious Point of Focus can be controlled in such a way as to ignore, for example, abusive environments, your other organic mechanisms do not have this ability. They absorb the information and then later try to tell your Conscious about it and the need for you to deal with it.

They need your Conscious Point of Focus to go into the mood itself in order to discharge the feelings involved and complete the meaning cycle. This will also result in ruling on any new directions needed to resolve the cause. Quite often the only thing needed is to observe the mood at close quarters for the whole thing to discharge and disappear.

You need to be returning to your inner world on a regular basis or, at some point, you are going to have a huge experiential backlog to catch up on.

Scenario – imagine you are an international salesperson

You leave your family at home while you travel abroad and what you expect to be paid in, and take home for your hard work at the end of your working period, are little boxes of electrical energy you think will make all the difference back home.

You have been away a while when you get a text from your partner at home, it says: 'honey, a really large box of energy has arrived, think you should come home to process it. We do not need those little boxes at the moment '.

You text back: 'Sorry honey, am too busy getting this little bit of energy out here for you, you know we talked about this.'

'Honey, another big box of energy has arrived. I really need you to come home; stop trying to get the little boxes of energy out there when we have got these big boxes to deal with! '.

'Honey, you are being silly. You know we need these little boxes of energy. Do you know how hard I have to work to get these little boxes of energy out here? '

'We now have ten very large boxes of energy needing your attention here. COME BACK HOME IMMEDIATELY OR I WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE SUCH A HELL YOU WILL NEVER WANT TO COME BACK HOME EVER !! DO YOU HEAR ME !! ''

Well, that one gets your attention. You go home – but as you get home what you find is a home so hostile with kids so mean you no longer want to go home again. It has become a really painful place to go – you are not ready for this. You turn and decide you are going to stay out there .

But if you are ever going to be happy again you have to turn and go home at some point because, like all the other meaning maps in our lives – the only way to complete this cycle is to return home.

Between you and your happy home though lie several layers of emotional pain to work your way through.

We Should Base Our Meaning Cycles on Our Own Inner World First in Order to Prevent This Problem Arising

Valuing your own internal emotional meaning cycle above everything else is the most important thing you can do in maintaining emotional well-being.

If you do not know you need to stick to a regular habit of returning to yourself you lose the ability to quickly return when a problem 'at home' arises.

Returning to yourself is essential for emotional well-being. You know that sense of being distanced from who you really are? It is not an illusion. In depression, for example, brain scientists tell us there is an actual withdrawal of thinking from the upper brain. We have the ability to physically cordon off our thinking and feeling centers.

How Do Emotional Disorders Develop?

Emotional disorders arise when we get so desperate not to return to our inner home we attempt to set up a secondary home outside. To keep us held in this new place we produce emotional responses designed to resist the continual call from our Unconscious reminding us we need to return to our true inner self in order to complete emotional release.

All we see now when we look back is emotional predators lurking in the shadows of our inner world, blocking the way. We do not really believe 'home' is there any more.

But, if we are lucky, one day the pull to return to our true selves gets so overwhelming we finally give in to our organic emotional process and start to tackle the internal predators, one by one, to get back there.

'OK, honey, you win. I'm coming home '. Now that means something.

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Anxiety Disorders – Why Do They Affect Kids?

Do you believe when they say that kids are vulnerable to almost every aspect? Well, this is quite true. If you are a parent, you can attest to this truth as sure as you are reading this article. Little children are vulnerable with almost everything and it could include some disorders. Anxiety disorder children may face can get so serious that if not given early and proper medical attention, it might as well lead to some grave damages.

The anxiety disorder children experience can be brought about by many factors. Yes, you may ask, why do they affect kids when kids, in ratio to adults are those of possessing more innocence and would ethically be well without these disorders? So why do they affect kids? These anxiety disorder children faces must be understood first before being deal with.

As mentioned, there are many factors that affect anxiety disorder children suffer. One thing for example is the painful experience of losing a parent or a very close sibling. Kids do not understand death so much as adult do. With this, they also can not agree so much when someone close to their heart disappears permanently. We see kids cry when their mother or father leaves the home for work, how much more if they leave this world?

Another factor that affects anxiety children experiences are natural calamities. When they hear thunder, see fierce whirlwinds, experience severe flood, these things can easily distill in children's young mind. This is not normal to adults and much more with children. Who would think that there is louder sound than the honking of a car or the sound of the vacuum? When they first hear thunder, they would usually seek for solace. If not given immediately, this may just cause anxiety disorder in children.

A similar factor to affect anxiety children situations are accidents or emergencies. Getting inside a car crash would have somehow, figuratively speaking, alter the shape of a young child's mind. It is not every day they get to be in an accident you know.

Panic disorder children may face can also be due to abuse. This abuse may either be in the form of language or it may really be physical abuse. A child's arm is not match with an adult's fist. Again, children are vulnerable. They can get hurt emotionally and physically so easily. When children get abused, battered or neglected of their needs, anxiety disorder will just be around the bend. If not corrected, for sure, it will bring so big a trouble in future.

These are traumas which would lead to anxiety disorder children experience. Ideal, none of these should happen. Reality however says that it happens. When things like these happened to a child, the child would either be helpless or be helped.

Even if the child comes from a wonderful family, he or she is still suspicious with anxiety disorders. So make sure, if your kids show signs of such, make sure to do everything to straighten it up.

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4 Secrets to How to Stop Panic Attacks Dead in Their Tracks and Regain Control of Your Life

Do you ever feel as if you may stop breathing because your chest tightens up and you begin to hyperventilate? Chances are that you are having a panic attack … The sooner you realize that is all that is causing your discomfort the sooner you'll be able to move past it.

All over the world millions of people suffer from anxiety attacks on a daily basis. Experiencing a anxiety attack is said to be one of the most intensely frightening, upsetting and uncomfortable experiences of a person's life. Experiencing a panic attack has been said to be one of the most intensely frightening, upsetting, and uncomfortable experiences of a person's life. Anxiety attacks have been described as episodes of incredibly intense fear or apprehension that is caused in a sudden sunset.

When people with panic and anxiety disorder are looking for a way to stop there panic attacks they look at different different methods. Here are just a few methods that you may attempt to stop your panic attacks:

# 1 – Talking with the people around you helps you to feel more comfortable and confident. Smile and seek out conversation. Talking to people whenever you have problems is a great way to alleviate and lessen the pain of the problem that you are having, and I'm not just talking about panic attacks either. Whenever you talk to a loved one, they may be able to remind you of things you can do to curb the anxiety attacks, and even better, they may be able to personally come to you to help you eliminate your panic disorder.

# 2 – Breathe … It's not rocket science, but taking a breath is often difficult when you're having an attack. Whether you take long breaths or short ones, just remember to take a breath. Breathing this way will simply end up in numbness and an increased dizziness. This is second out of 10 things that you not to do during an anxiety attack. Breathing slowly through your nose helps correct the imbalance of carbon dioxide and oxygen. Another effective technique is simply to accept that you are, indeed, suffering a panic attack.

# 3 – Exercising doubles up as an antidepressant and sleep-inducer, and is often the most productive way one can release suppressed anger. Exercising helps reduce your levels of adrenaline and keeps them under control. Because anxiety promotes the adrenaline inside the body, exercise will help reduce it.

# 4 – Meditations are often a bit of trial and error so you may need to take a few different ones to find the one that doe you best. If you're not happy with the plan of action your doctor recommends then see someone else. Medication is a temporary solution for some to reduce the physical symptoms, but to stop panic attacks completely may need to see a psychotherapist. Medicines are also prescribed by doctors, majority of which can only insure short term relief. However psycho-therapeutic approaches are providing better and sustainable results.

Such indications as Xanax and Celexa are used in attempts at curing anxiety attacks but will only give a temporary relief from the symptoms and do nothing for the actual causes of the attacks. It is best to be informed of the common drug treatments but be careful to avoid falling into the trap of trying to cure the condition with them.

Medication is an option that should be carefully considered when trying to stop panic attacks.Medications for treating panic attacks mainly function as a way to stop anxiety problems and depression from getting out of control. However, the list of medicines that can be used to treat panic attacks is endless. While medication can help alleviate many of the physical symptoms that you experience due to your panic attacks you need to understand that most medicine used to stop panic attacks and anxiety attacks has the potential for abuse.

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Panic Attacks Relief – How to Get it Cheaply

Panic attacks can be a symptom of anxiety disorder. It plagues many people today, both young and adults. The symptoms can be intense enough to make someone believe that they are having heart attacks or losing their minds. Conquering these attacks has never been easy. The advanced world is able to produce thousands of medications or therapies for treating the attacks. Unluckily, these treatments are not always beneficial and can be very expensive. Thus it turns out to be ineffective as it only addresses the symptoms instead of directly stopping the root of the problem. If you are suffering from anxiety attacks, there are several solutions you can employ to deal with anxiety problems at a low cost or none at all. This does not necessarily implicate panic symptoms that will go away completely, but the following attacks relief will teach you the excellent ways of managing them, and reducing the tension to occur again.

The first thing you need to reassess is what triggers your panic attacks. Ask yourself some questions like: Have I taken much at work? Am I able to rest well? Does money make me worry? Am I having the right diet? And so on. These are only some of the questions you need to ask yourself in order to discover what triggers your attacks. Once you have a good respect on the things that makes you fright and stress, you can wisely decide on how to deal with it in a healthy way.

These are very frightening if you are unable to control them. Learning to have some authority and power over panic attacks can be done through breathing. Concentrate on your breathing as you take a deep breath. Be sure to inhale and exhale slowly. Quick inhalation will only lead to panicking all over again. Feel the beat of your chest and focus on the rise and fall thumping of your heart. With this you can be relaxed and you can minimize all other possible distractions.

Prayer and meditation can be your two best weapons. If you are a religious person, pray to be free from your panic attacks scenes. Both have an effect in calming the brain. Prayer and meditation are also a form of self-reflection wherein you go back to your inner self in times of complicated situations. By attracting positive thoughts, whether you are religious or spiritual in nature, you can actually remove panic syndromes from its position in your mind and help yourself relax very quickly.

Any distraction that can hep divert you mind off from panic attack tendencies will surely help you. Try listening to calming music, talking with others, and daydreaming while sitting on your own couch, watching your favorite TV shows, dancing to the groove of the latest music, singing loud, it is all up to you. Do something that really makes your brain work and set off from minding attacks. Focus on funny activities that require a lot of your attention.

You do not need to spend a lot just to experience panic attacks relief. There are a lot of cheap procedures you can practice and even procedures with no cost at all. If you're lucky enough, you will really forget panic attacks completely and cheaply.

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Help Mood Swings During Puberty

Is your child behaving differently as she used to? Your sweet little girl is now giving you trouble, and upsetting you because of her changing behavior. Your boy does not listen to you anymore? Does she / he having emotional burst out these days? Do not blame them for all these mood swings and emotional upsets. They are going through changes in her body and mind due to the hormones production at the time of puberty.

Sex hormones are produced during puberty. These include testosterone in boys and estrogen and progesterone in girls which are responsible for physical as well as sudden emotional changes in you teens. They do not understand what is happening with them and fight within them against these changes. All these things lead to mood swings during puberty.

Do not leave your child dealing with these mood swings alone. Do not forget that once you have also gone through these changes and your parents helped you to take care of these things. You can do lot to help them.

Just do not blame your teen child for everything and start more disciplline for their behavior. Try to understand their situation, what they are going through. Take time to look at the situation. You will understand that these things are normal for every teenage. It is difficult for your child to deal with all the sad feelings when you do not support them.

Now what you can do? You can help her / him to know what is happening by pointing out the signs of her mood swings. Tell your teenager that he / she is not alone who is going through all this. You also went through this situation year's back and almost everyone goes through it during their teenage.

Give your teen some tips to cope up with these bad feelings. Tell them to count back from 10 when any stressing situation arises, watch TV or listen to favorite music and go out for a walk. By teaching them these coping skills, you can help your teen to be prepared for future episodes of mood swings.

Try to have a happy and supportive environment at your home so that your teen does not start feeling out of place. Try to have healthy life style at home by giving them healthy food and some rest as it helps in combating bad mood. By this, you can also inculcating appropriate behavior in your child. Indulge your teenager into some activity or hobby of his / her interest. This can help him to stay in positive mood for longer periods of time. This improves creativity of your teen and coping with mood swings. Give some privacy to your teen. May be he / she needs some time to come up from bad mood. Give all the assurance and tell your teenager that you are always there if he needs to talk or share something with you. Some parents have a hitch for talking about sex and sexuality matters. Give your teenager proper education about sex so that he does not fall prey to wrong habits for his sexual needs and changes occurring in him.

Just follow these simple tips and help your teenager have a happy teenage life. Keep in mind that he needs you more as a friend at this time rather than a more disciplined parent.

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Panic Attack Medication – The Natural Alternative Treatment

People who suffer from panic or anxiety attacks can testify to the irritating ability this disorder could give them. They know how hard it is to be in a constant worry about when the next attack would occur or how they will ever survive each attack. They ask themselves, “Will I survive this time? I might not survive it this time.” But most of them who suffer from this disorder know better and this is why they have been searching for any panic attack medication.

Sure enough, there are a lot of panic attack medications. In fact, there are many ways to help fight anxiety attack. You are familiar with what people say that with every problem, there is always a solution, or if we try to paraphrase it, we get; there is no problem without a solution. There is a medication for every person suffering from this type of attack.

One panic attack medication liked by many is the natural alternative treatment. These are used by a group of people who like everything natural for they know that we now live in the world of so many artificial things and it is sometimes hard to tell which is true and which is not. One example is with the food that we eat; most of them are made out of artificial flavors or preservatives.

Natural alternative treatment could help you get through panic through meditation. Panic attack is all about handling stress and fatigue. Meditation like yoga or some similar practices can help you get through these stresses that could lead to panic attacks. Some say that meditation is the way to connect with nature and this is one best way to stay relax and calm. It has been proven that individuals who do meditation can handle stress better than those who do not.

Another natural alternative treatment is through the intake of natural herbs which has the ability of keeping people calm and relax. You may or may not believe this but yes; there are herbs out there (in fact a lot of them) which do well with people and how they cope with pressures in life. This natural alternative may come in small packages but they have already been proven to be very effective.

The last type of medication in a natural way that we can discuss here is very simple. It is through a good amount of water intake. You read this right. Water is one natural way to medicate anxiety attack. Studies have shown that people who drink lots of water have a higher level of stress tolerance.

So there you have it! If you are the kind of person who always wanted to go natural with almost everything that you do, you eat, you drink etc. then these are the natural treatment for your panic attack.

Do not let your panic attack go without any treatment at all. Do not think you can just get away with it in time. It needs treatment and you can go natural if you want.

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Panic Attacks Self Help – A Four-Step Process

Panic attacks self help guides abound over the internet, lifestyle or health magazines, and even on television. However, some of them sound awfully difficult that it makes you stop and wonder if it is really possible to achieve the results they are aiming for by yourself. Finding a self help for panic attacks was not easy for me too, I tried a couple and stopped half way through as it was just too difficult.

Let me share this story about a guy, who suffers from panic and anxiety attack disorders for a very long time; who knows, you may learn a thing or two about it. He was a successful young man who was at the top of his game when one day he had an attack. It made great changes in his life and felt as if the world has closed on him. The disorder took a toll on his career, his relationships, and his social life and it came to a point when he just wanted to give up.

Like you, he also did seek for some panic attacks myself help guide to help him with his disorder, but not one specific guide appeared to be the answer to his questions. His every waking day was a cloudy day, and the more he thinks about it, the more he experiences the attacks. He got so tired with it that he decided to get his life back once and for all. He did a lot of research and took ideas from different people and their different life experiences with the disorder.

With that information, he came up with a four-step plan to counter his panic attacks. The first step is acceptance. Acceptance is always the first stage to any successful treatment as it defines your attitude towards the entire therapy. Now, this may be a little challenging but this is something that you must do, and you must do on your own. No one should force you to accept your disorder and the all the efforts should come from within.

Step two is simply learning the art of meditation. You can perhaps enroll in a yoga class or just simply follow video instructions over the internet (which I may add are very intensive and free) to learn how to meditate. Meditating will help you let go of all your negative energies and invite the good ones.

Step three is much easier to do, just welcome a healthy lifestyle and you will do wonders with your disorder. Eat healthy foods, stop smoking if you do smoke and exercise daily. This way, you will decrease the physical stress your body has to end.

Step four is admitting that you need help. Although self-help for this disorder sounds very promising and cost-efficient, there are just some things you can not do alone. Do not be accused to get help from a therapist so that you can stop the root cause of your disorder, once and for all.

Because of that four-step process, the man in this story got back on his feet and started living again. Now, he is writing articles about the disorder and has helped millions of people around the world.

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Panic Attack Symptoms – Explained From Top to Bottom!

When you have been suffering from panic attacks for a very long time now, you pretty much know what the panic attack symptoms are. From hyperventilating to false, and everything else in between; the whole enchilada if you want to put it that way. But have you ever stopped and surprised what goes on inside your body when you experience those symptoms? If you ever did, then let me go ahead and explain symptoms of panic attack and try to be a little thorough in discussing each.

The first symptom we are going to talk about is hyperventilation or the feeling of drowning. I have not drowned before but I sure know how it feels to hyperventilate. It is similar to what you feel after running really fast for an hour and trying to catch your breath afterwards. Your breathing is really fast and sometimes, your chest will hurt.

You hyperventilate usually because your chest muscles will tighten and your body senses that you are not getting enough oxygen. However, the more you breathe faster, the less oxygen you actually get as your breathing becomes awfully shallow.

This abnormal breathing and exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your body usually lead to the second symptom I will discuss – false. You have to know that not everyone who gets an attack faint, but most of them do. This event is usually linked with low oxygen levels in the brain and excess lost of carbon dioxide. There is really not much harm in false, what is dangerous is bumping your head in a hard object in the process.

Another very common symptom is tachycardia or what we would normally refer to as palpitations. The sudden rise in your heart rate is an effect of what we call as the body's sympathetic nervous response. When you are under a lot of stress, or your body feels as if it is threatened by either an internal or external factor, it will trigger its sympathetic nervous response. This response will prepare you to either fight what is causing your stress or literally run away from it.

How does it prepare your body? It is pretty simple, it gives focus on organs that you will need for a “battle” such as your heart, lungs and brain. In order to prepare those organisms, they should get a huge supply of oxygen through your blood. What better way to do that than for your heart to pump faster right?

Consequently, this next symptom is also an effect of your sympathetic nervous response; and that is diaphoresis or excessive sweating. This is only due to the fact that your metabolism goes in to hyper-drive during these times and that leads to excessive sweating.

There are many other panic attack symptoms that are not yet discussed in this article, such as an upset stomach, changes in bowel movement and trembling. Generally speaking, they are all caused by your sympathetic nervous response. What is important is that you know that none of these symptoms can actually kill you so take a load off and breathe.

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Simple and Effective Remedies For Panic Attacks

You would think that with the growing number of remedies for panic attacks, less and less people would suffer from the disorder. On the contrary, studies have shown that there is a steady rise in the number of people who are suffering from panic attacks. It could possibly be due to our unhealthy lifestyle, or our increasing economic problems; but whatever the reason is, we must put an end to this ugly disorder.

There is a panic attack remedy or treatment that is well-known and loved by therapists and patients alike, and that is the cognitive behavioral therapy. I know that much has been said about this treatment and I feel like there is no need to elaborate on the topic anymore. Thus, I would instead discuss the remedies for panic attacks that most of you have not heard of before.

These remedies that I am taking about are very simple things that you would never think that they could make such a big impact on your disorder. Let us begin with exercising. Yes, exercising daily could well decrease the risk of having panic attacks. There is really no need for you to go to the gym and work out day in and day out, an hour of brisk-walking would make a big difference.

As an adjunct remedy to exercising, you also need to have a well-balanced diet; eat the right kind of foods, in the right quantity. Some of the foods that you need to include in your daily diet are vegetables (especially the green leafy ones), fruits, lean meat, and milk. As an added tip, eat fresh vegetables raw so that you can take advantage of more vitamins and minerals; which vegetables tend to lose when under extreme heat.

You may be wondering what those things can do for my panic attacks. They do help by keeping your overall health in its ideal state keeping your physical stress level to its minimum. In one way or another, this has proven to decrease your panic or anxiety attacks.

There are also some beverages you can drink to help calm you down. A perfect example of that would be your chamomile tea. Be careful not to drink too many of these because they also have some caffeine content; caffeine which is known to increase your heart beat.

The last tip I will give you is what I believe to be the most effective of them all; Although it takes a lot of getting used to, you would find it very fulfilling in the end. All you have to do is to let your hair down and have more fun. You know what they say, all work and now play makes one weak. So there you go, include more fun activities in your daily routine and you'll see how much of an impact it will make not only in your attacks, but more importantly in your life.

Now you see how easy it is to manage your panic attacks. The quality of your life highly depends on the choices you make; if you choose to be on top of your disorder, then controlling it would be as easy as a walk in the park.

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The Signs of Panic Attacks – Do You Show Them?

There is one common denominator with all the panic attack symptoms. Yes, you guessed it right; they would always catch you off guard. This is how it should be, or else the term would be changed from panic to something else that connotes an eventual passing of events. Panic attack symptom can range in many forms. It is imperative that you know what the signs of the said attacks are so you could better be prepared and be careful about it.

So what are the signs associated with panic or anxiety attack? There are actually a lot of symptoms. It could even be that there will be more to be identified as time goes by and together with is as science and technology flourish.

One panic attack symptom you could experience is difficulty of breathing. It is like all of a sudden, there is less oxygen around you that grasping for air is all that you have to do in order to survive. Again, just to be reminded, this panic attack symptom (and almost all the rest) comes without a warning. So you grasp for air when actually there is plenty of it.

Another attack symptom is that when one might experience during an attack what they call the “racing heart”. You could almost swear here that your heart went from 0 to 80 in 3 seconds. This as well, like the one mentioned above, comes suddenly. Out of the blue, your heart just went so fast when you have no idea why.

Shaking is also included as another symptom for the attack. This shaking could sometimes occur in the inside or sometimes, very obvious on the outside. Your hands tremble when you have no clue why it does. It just went shaking. This is also sudden and it is annoying when you get your hands shaking when in fact there is no reason to shake. It is not the cold, it is not due to electricity but it just shakes. This is already a sign of a panic attack.

With others, dizziness could also be another symptom. People who have experienced it say that their mind all of a sudden just went like empty and then it seemed to them that it spins so making them dizzy. This is similar to feeling when you are under a heavy dose of medicines but this one just came out suddenly due to the attack.

These and many more are some common signs of anxiety attacks. There will be more to come in the future. If you feel like you are bothered by one, then it is a high time to consider professional help.

What could be worse with a combination of the word panic and the word attack? Two words to connote something negative and something that is fast. Do not let a panic attack symptom cripple you. As early as possible, as soon as you have spotted a sign, go consult a professional. You will need it more than anything.

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Some Advice on How to Cure Panic Attacks

Most panic attacks are caused by a variety of reasons and it is so important to discover the right cause. One thing that you should do before you learn how to cure panic attacks is to understand and find out just what creates the attacks.

Many of the common factors that can cause panic attacks are known to be thyroid imbalances, depression, social phobias, chemical imbalances and many more. The symptoms are basically the same for everyone. Some of the symptoms will include difficulty in breathing, sudden intestine terror, nausea, chest pains and along with many other symptoms as well.

So the first thing that you must do towards curing a panic attack is to acknowledge that it is a panic attack and not a heart attack that you are experiencing. An attack will not kill you. Try to stay as calm as possible and be as composed as you can during these episodes of the panic attacks.

Many who suffer from these kinds of attacks have feelings of extreme stress, negative thinking, not eating good meals, not getting any good sleep. These are known to be some of the general reasons for these attacks. One good way to cure an attack is to learn to remove all the negative thoughts completely right out from your mind and then start to replace them with many positive and energizing thoughts.

Learning how to manage your stress quite effectively is a great way towards curing your attacks, as these type of attacks do become very severe whenever someone is under plenty of stress.

So it is recommended that you start to learn how to reduce stress and learn some techniques that can enable you to be more relaxed. Try learning to breathe properly, spend time in a more natural environment and try to develop a calmer state of mind.

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How Long Can a Panic Attack Last? – That is Totally Up to You!

Some people who have just started having panic attacks ask themselves the same question – how long can a panic attack last? These people feel like their attacks just go on for forever that knowing the exact numbers or minutes would help ease their minds. The answer to that question is really interesting and you might get more information than you intend to get.

How long does a panic attack last? Generally speaking, an attack only lasts for a couple of minutes. On the average, it would peak on the tenth minute and gradually stops after that. Some people just imagine that it lasts for more than ten minutes because the sensations they feel during an attack is so uncomfortable and sometimes painful.

What is interesting is the fact that it can really last for more than just a few minutes. Not continuously of course, but your attacks can go in cycles – meaning you can expect one attack after another. This is a reality and the risks it entails are also very real. In fact, there are some cardiac arrests that were associated with this phenomenon.

Remember how we have established that an attack only lasts for a couple of minutes? I am also sure that you know how exhausting one could feel after spending a few minutes having an attack. Now, I want you to imagine feeling that kind of exhaustion over and over again in a matter of hours. That bought to feel uncomfortable right?

When your body becomes too exhausted, even without under medical condition, your heart may stop beating. Bear in mind that your heart is also a muscle and it too can get tired. That is exactly the reason why having continuous panic attacks is very dangerous, and why doctors or specialist really want to avoid it.

Before we go on how it can be avoided, we will first talk about how it is even possible in the first place. Just remember that most panic attacks are caused by extreme anxiety or stress. After one attack, we all have the tendency to “panic” and think a lot about what just happened. This anxiety then leads to another panic attack, so on and so forth.

Avoiding your attacks from occurring one after the next sole lies in your hands. All you have to do is relax after a panic attack. Do not think about what just happened too much and just put it behind you. If it helps you to calm down then you can probably drink a cup of calming tea, milk or a hot cocoa. Furthermore, you may even try to sleep after a panic attack just so you can rest your head and stop thinking about it.

How long can a panic attack last? Typically your attack will just last for a few minutes. But if you do not do something about it, then it may extend for an hour. The most important thing that you should always remember is that you should not allow your disorder to take over your life.

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Panic Attacks Stopped by Suitable Anxiety Attack Medication

Specialists and therapists take anxiety disorders seriously today; however, though they are serious they are treatable as well. Treatment of anxiety requires a disciplined approach. It is very important that we treat these cases under the advice and guidance of doctors, therapists and psychiatrists as these are the result of biological and environmental factors. When we treat such cases a principle factor is to treat them with professional care. We can not accept this treatment universally as it is very interesting to know that the success rates differ from person to person.

A constant and regular vigilance is needed in the treatment of anxiety. The most important aspect that we need to deal with is updating the treatment schedule. It is seen in many cases that only few patients are able to recover within few months and there are a lot of people who even take more than a year to respond. As many patients undergo more that one anxiety disorder the treatment process remains a bit complicated. Unlike some disorders, a different kind of treatment is given to people suffering from depression or substance abuse. This is reason why a tailor and precise treatment is needed in the treatment of anxiety disorder.

One of the most popular questions raised in today's word is how to stop panic attacks. Even though there are various treatments available in the present era, individualized and standard approaches are used depending on the person's need and seriousness. Most doctors and therapists these days use one or a combination of several therapies to stop these panic attacks. However, an excellent innovation to stop panic attacks is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Apart from this, other therapies like cognitive and behavioral therapies are offered to provide better treatment. One can choose between short term remedies and long term remedies which require constant practice.

Psychotherapy has been emerging as a brilliant treatment procedure for stopping pandemic attacks in a limited time. Involving suitable therapies help the patients to recover and develop a sense of control in a systematic manner which also keep them at the right path so that they can at least control any future attacks.

CBT is considered effective treatment for anxiety due to its excellent attributes. This treatment is best to identify, understand and modify the thinking ability of a particular sufferer including reading one's behavior pattern in due course of time. This unique treatment not only develops maturity in a sufferer but also helps him / her to regain faith in life with the changes in the thinking and behavioral approaches. This changerings drastic improvement in the emotional side and henceforth the sufferer feels revitalized. Another important aspect which plays a crucial role in CBT is it helps the sufferers to comprehend the techniques and skills on how to handle anxiety and what are the effective means to learn and practice such skills whenever such needs occurs.

Anxiety attacks can be controlled easily if logical medication is practiced. Anxiety attack medication has gone far away with the development of the medical science. Many specially prepared medicines are available in the market which is too much effective and useful in treating such disorders. Some medicines are prescribed for individual use and there are many which are applied in the combination of other therapies. Usually antidepressants or anxiolytics are preferred for assuaging the symptoms which become chronic. This process is done to make way for the rest therapies which can work effectively. The medication schedule absolutely depends upon an impact on a sufferer since they can be either short-term or long-term.

There are other important factors that proper anxiety medication requires as well. They should be treated based on the specific guidelines no matter what the disorder is. It is important to consult a specialist doctor. We have a lot of categories available. When we want to treat such cases we should make up our mind to go for a mental health professional like psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers and psychiatric nurses. The entire affair is made easy when we have a good knowledge of a best primary care physician and as a result when we follow their treatment by following their expertise and research the anxiety disorders or depressions almost goes away.

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Panic Attack Symptoms – Overview

Panic attacks are the most common causes of healthy issue and illness in human being so far, panic disorder is becoming a serious problem for the people. Due to the lab discovery, panic attacks can lead to the immune system disturbance, that cause of physical and emotional fatigue.

It is very important for you to find out the right treatment for your emotional disorder. There are many ways to do that. The best place to find out the panic attack treatment is on the internet.

Many people who suffer from panic attacks already have several treatment options that they are using. Sometimes these treatments work very well, and sometimes they severely work at all. Some panic sufferers have to try many different options before finding one that works reasonably well for them.

Even if you find something that works, you may have episodes where the treatment fails, or where treatment is not an option. For example:

You may run out of your medication and be able to get any more of it for a few hours or days.

You may have a serious episode and be unable to get an appointment with your therapist or doctor right away.

You may not be able to afford to seek medical treatment at the time.

There could any number of reasons why you could not seek traditional medical help at a given time, but when you have panic attacks, you need help right away. The longer you wait to do something, the worse they get.

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Treat Panic Attacks With Some Medications

It is not easy to treat panic attacks because the mind is a highly complicated and sophisticated aspect of our beings. It is composed of layers and layers, with each one as difficult to unveil as the others. There are some issues and problems which you have thought you have long forgotten that would resurface and cause trouble in your life. Such is the case for many patients who are suffering from the disorder.

For this reason, doctors were pushed to come up with a better and faster way to, at the very least, manage your attacks; thus, the birth of panic attacks medicines. Let me remind you however, that these drugs are not made to treat panic attacks; most of them are just there to manage the symptoms. Although they have been tagged as mere quick fixes, they have done great things for many patients.

Panic attack medications are generally divided into two categories – the ones that manage the symptoms and those that treat your depression so as not to worsen the attacks. One of the most common drugs given to control the symptoms is the benzodiazepines. These drugs are known to decrease panic attacks such as tachycardia and bradycardia.

There are however, some issues with the use of benzodiazepines as an adjunct to psychological treatments of panic attacks. This is mainly because these drugs are known to have an adverse effect of, hold on to your seats now, panic attacks. Yes, long term use of these drugs may lead to a panic or anxiety attack disorder. You may call it ironic but these drugs are so effective, doctors are willing to take their chances.

Beta-blockers, which are more commonly used for treating hypertension, are also utilized to control the symptoms of panic attacks. The specific symptoms they focus on are heart palpitations. Beta cells are, in its simplest sense, the cells used to contract your heart muscles. If you block their production, you also effectively decrease your heart rate.

Like what was mentioned, the other category of drugs given to panic or anxiety attack patients is those that are given to manage their depression. When you have this disorder, your life will basically have a full turn (almost always for the worst), and that could be extremely depressing. The reason why this depression has to be managed is the fact that being depressed can actually worsen your attacks; then you go in circles.

Some example of these drugs is the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It has been observed that people who are depressed have abnormally low levels of serotonin in the brain. The goal then of these drugs is to keep your serotonin levels in their optimum state, hopefully reversing depression.

Much has been said about the benefits of these drugs to panic or anxiety attack patients; some say they are helpful, others say they are much too inconvenient and may cause more damage than help. However, when you are suffering from panic attacks, sometimes the tiniest hope could mean a lot. Whichever side you choose, make sure to consult your physician before taking any of these drugs.

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