An anxiety attack, or panic attack is never a nice thing to go through. People have used different methods for many years. Some breathe deeply into paper bags, some focus on something and try to calm their breathing down, and others have mantras (things they say over and over again) to help calm them. There are many others as well, but most deal with deep breathing of one sort or another. All of these methods could work, and probably do. It depends on the individual and what works best for you. I have found that many things happen to me, when having a panic attack and most of the time I can stop it before it gets to bad. Usually I feel like I can't breathe, start to get dizzy and then comes the feeling of disassociation(or not being here). It literally feels like you are dying. The trick, is to train yourself to use a method and practice it, then when the attack comes it will work as a second nature, and your attack will calm down faster and faster. I have used the mantra and the deep breathing, sometimes one works best and sometimes the other, it depends on the situation. The main thing is that it works. Try one, then practice it, and when you have an attack you may find that it works. Maybe not right away, but with some time, it will work quicker. Today will be a good day!
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