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How to stop panic attack quickly?

Updated: Feb 23

How to stop panic attacks quickly?

Panic attacks can be distressing, but there are strategies to help find relief quickly. Here are some tips for managing panic attacks:

**1. Deep Breathing: Focus on slow, deep breaths. Inhale for a count of four, hold for four, and exhale for four. This can help calm your nervous system.

**2. Grounding Techniques: Use your senses to ground yourself. Name five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste.

**3. Positive Affirmations: Repeat calming affirmations like "I am safe" or "This too shall pass" to soothe your mind.

**4. Progressive Muscle Relaxation: Tense and release each muscle group in your body to relieve physical tension.

**5. Mindfulness Meditation: Practice mindfulness to stay in the present moment and reduce racing thoughts.

**6. Distract Yourself: Engage in an activity that requires focus, like counting backwards or solving a puzzle.

**7. Reach Out: Don't hesitate to contact a friend, family member, or mental health professional for support.

Remember that everyone's experience with panic attacks is different, and what works best may vary. These strategies can provide quick relief, but seeking long-term solutions through therapy and lifestyle changes is essential for sustained well-being. If you frequently experience panic attacks, consult a mental health professional to address the underlying causes and develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

Raina Kalhan - Best Of Me NLP

Panic Attack, Stress, Anxiety Support Clinic

Online/In-person Clinic (Rickmansworth & Essex)

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