If you suffer with anxiety and panic attacks right now then you may be surprised to learn how many others experience similar anxiety levels.

Often you may feel that you are the only one who feels the anxiety and panic – that no one else could possibly understand how you feel. My clients who used to have anxiety and panic attacks are often surprised when they mention it to others and find how widespread an issue it is.

One of the hardest parts with your anxiety and panic is that it seems like you are no longer in control of your mind and body. The sweating, tension, fear and other symptoms you have just kick in – and you probably just want to get away to somewhere you can wait for it to pass.

Take control of your mind

Because of the overwhelming nature of anxiety and panic, it’s hard to think of anything except the fear and how you feel. Consciously you may know there’s nothing to really feel scared about, but that doesn’t stop you losing control.

All that anxiety and panic stops you thinking straight.

Yet if you

make yourself think then you will start to quickly reduce the anxiety you feel.

The easiest way to do this is by rating your anxiety levels. Just ask yourself: ‘If 10 was the biggest panic attack I could ever envisage, and 0 was feeling calm, relaxed and at ease, where would I rate how I feel right now?’

As you give yourself a rating, you are starting to use the thinking part of your brain and taking back control over how you use your mind.

Keep asking the question and you will notice that the rating changes because however anxious you were feeling, you will soon notice that you start to feel calmer.

So next time you find yourself beginning to experience the anxiety and panic, start using this rating system and you will soon be taking back control over your mind and feeling calmer.

Need help to overcome your anxiety?

If you need some help to overcome your anxiety and panic attacks, just call me on 01353 669941 to book your free initial consultation. We’ll have a chat about your anxiety and you can learn more about what I do and how I do it before deciding to go ahead.

Dan Regan

Hypnotherapist & Coach

Hypnotherapy Ely, Cambridge, Newmarket