When Callum was discharged from hospital with the words “It’s just a panic attack” despite obvious relief (he had been admitted for a suspected heart attack) he found these words less than comforting.
Psychotherapy was his next stop.
Callum’s symptoms were terrifying to him, his heart thumping so loudly he thought it would pump right out of his chest, accompanied by a feeling of being gripped tightly around the chest and a distinct inability to breathe properly.
Among other therapeutic interventions such as managing old memories, learning meditation and relaxation, he trained himself to breathe differently by using some simple breathing techniques . This gave Callum a greater sense of control in situations where he’d previously felt fearful and inadequate.
My overriding message to people suffering in this way, is that it is possible to change the way you think and feel.
Not everyone can afford counselling and therapy. You can however join a local yoga class that teaches breathing as a regular part of the class, talk to your Doctor and read up on the internet and educate yourself about the nature and reasons for panic and anxiety.
If you’re suffering from excessive stress, tension or the other things mentioned here sign up to download your free relaxation programs.
Stress Free With Confidence is a program that if listened to regularly can also help alleviate some of the symptoms of panic and anxiety.
Mean while you might find this audio clip useful. I’m always interested in your feed-back.