What causes Anxiety & Panic Attacks?
Often people think that finding the cause or starting point of troublesome anxiety will automatically lead to being able to manage anxiety. That’s not true. The cause or triggers differ from person to person.
Whatever the cause and however we label our anxiety the common feelings are:
- Constant worry,
- Fear of shaming oneself in front of others,
- Fear of losing control,
- Choking and closed throat,
- Feeling light headed,
- Hot and cold sweats,
- Feeling disoriented and things seeming unreal,
- Feeling overwhelmed / out of control
When experience anxiety but we’re not facing clear and imminent danger, then we have lost touch with the reality of the moment. Getting back in touch with the here-and-now is key to reducing anxiety.
I can help you to learn how to support yourself and to manage your emotional and bodily responses so you know how to clam down, stop panic attacks and develop long-term relief from the sort of anxiety that hinders rather than helps you.
Meanwhile, take a look at this excellent NHS information on panic attacks, anxiety and fear.