Tuesday, January 24, 2012

PanicAttackResearch is still alive!

Hey everyone, fret not! This blog is still alive.
And yes, I am doing well as ever. As a matter of fact, I recently had an experience of skydiving :)

I realize that when sufferers have been desensitized from their ordeal, they tend to stay in their comfort zone refusing to get out there... fearing that they might experience another panic or anxiety attack and they have to start all over to desensitize themselves.
But believe me, with this mentality you will never be free. You have to believe in yourself - challenge yourself.

You are unique, you are special. You must believe in yourself. If you can't do it, it is a sign of low self-esteem. If you do suffer from low self-esteem, do something about it. Read books or sites on building up your self-esteem. Show your worth.

Ok, aside from that I realize that my newsletter service, feedburner, has been cranky. I have been sending out emails for the past few months and to my surprise none of the subscribers have receive it. Therefore I am changing to a better and reliable newsletter service. So to all my old readers, please re-subscribe below.

There are several free ebooks that gives tips and information on panic attacks and anxiety. I believe they will be beneficial to all of you. And fret not, I respect your privacy - they will be kept confidential and never be revealed/sold to anyone. I also hate spams as much as you do. You will only receive tips and recommendations from me.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Mistaken Chain

Have you ever get excited over something and anxiety starts to creep on you?
For other words, imagine you have something really important tomorrow (say, a date or an important meeting) and you start to have anxiety attacks during the night before that very important day.

The reason why this happens is because of the "mistaken chain".
As we all know the symptoms of panic-attacks: sweaty palms, a fast heartbeat, alert with the surroundings, etc.

And when there's an important event tomorrow and of course, we tend to have those symptoms too. What happen is, your mind (or you) immediately think of an impending panic-attack or anxiety. Apparently, you will know what happen - you begin to fuel your minor panic-attack to a full-blown!
So you always need to ask yourself this, "why am I nervous?" You have to ask yourself the cause of it. If you're nervous because there's an event tomorrow, tell yourself: "Ok, there's an event tomorrow.. this is not an anxiety.. I'm just excited about tomorrow" then immediately, break your pattern by doing your deep-breathing.
Also, learn to relax your muscles and visualize as you do so.

Here's a good website that showcase a very good book that teaches NLP in simple layman terms: Master Your Mind Design Your Destiny

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Free Panic Attack Technique and Tip

It's been long.. don't worry, this blog still stays alive as you can I am still answering people's enquiries in the chatbox. I've been busy so I didn't have the passion and time to update this blog.

Anyway, here's an interesting technique and tip to help you:
  1. Candle-light Technique:
    This technique is really useful when you begin to feel the initial symptoms of panic attacks.
    Close your eyes and imagine you're in a dark room, there's a candle being lit in front of you.
    Focus on the gentle flame and try to picture it so real as if you're really in the dark room with the candle burning. Reset or clear all thoughts in your mind and just mainly focus on the candle's flame burning gently and relaxingly, then do your deep-breathing exercise.
    It really helps!

  2. Sleep:
    I know this sound ridiculous but it can help you. It has happened to me a few times already... I was taking the bus or the train and I begin to feel the initial symptoms of panic attack. But during those days I was very-very tired, I slept less than 6-hours per day. And believe it or not, I fell asleep afterwards. I automatically woke up later and I realize I was no longer in fear! It's like.. I don't have any symptoms at all and I don't fear of any panic-attack, it was as if I'm invulnerable to it.

Anyway, good news everyone.

My panic attacks have improved so much that I'm living and enjoying life again. Therefore, I am currently in the process of writing an e-book that I promise you that it will HELP your panic attacks or anxiety-related problems a LOT or even CURE your panic attacks or anxiety-related problems! In this blog, as you know, has around 3-4 techniques that I've shared with you for free and it has helped tremendous amount of people. In the e-book, there will be 15 or more techniques! There are useful and wonderful tips too.

I will announce it in this blog when the e-book is done. All the best and live with passion!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Self-Esteem & Panic Attacks

This entry is slightly related to the entry about the Belief System.

Shockingly, believe it or not, Self-Esteem plays a very important role. If you have low Self-Esteem, you will have Panic Attacks very easily. Worststill, if you do not fix your low self-esteem, it will start to get worst and that's the point when you might hit into depression. I've read numerous reports and medical articles to justify that statement. The most horrible thing that you could get when you're having a low self-esteem - your self-confidence will deteriorate and you will start to have Self-Doubt, you will doubt whatever you do and you would always tell yourself things like "I can't do it," "it is impossible to overcome my panic attacks!" or "Panic attacks are gonna be forever in my life..." (quite the same as the belief system, isn't it?)

Seriously, low self-esteem have many negative consequences (you can google on this).
One of the negative consequence is you will fear of change in life: having a family, moving to a new house, getting a new job, travelling overseas and many others. Your life would be full of anxiety.

It is said that the causes of low self-esteem may be due to, not limiting to, bad childhood and such.

Improve your self-esteem and you will improve your self-confidence. It MAY improve your self-doubt but if you've read the belief system entry, you know you need more steps than that. One way is to change your thoughts and belief. If those negative self-doubt like "I can't do it" comes to you, change it to "I CAN do it." That is why if you go to workshops on self-help or business-related, the first thing they will do is to improve your self-esteem.

Also, Hypnotherapy can also help your Panic Attacks and even your life! Many people have misconceptions of Hypnotherapy like it can make you do unwanted things, you won't be hypnotized easily, and other doubtful or negative misconception.

Don't worry, Hypnotherapy won't make you do unwanted things or anything beyond your will. Your mind has the ability to accept it or reject it; your morality is in your mind too. So don't worry. Frankly speaking, I have tried Hypnotherapy on confidence and miraculously, it worked for me. No joke on this, I am serious.

"...example of a hypnotic state is being on the computer. People who are using a computer are focused on what they are doing, but can intelligently answer the phone when it rings. "
- quoted from Steve G. Jones' website

A Trustful Clinical Hypnotherapist that I recommend:
Steve G. Jones (click his name to visit).

He has a good reputation of being a Hypnotherapist. He was invited and being interviewd by CNN, Fox News and so on. Also, here's a video of him teaching about NLP (which I discussed in one of my older post) for free - about collapsing bad Anchors like Fear, Bad Experience and so on. You may wonder, "What is anchor?" Ok, have you ever listened to certain songs and it reminds you of someone or somewhere? Or do you have some feelings being evoked within you when you see your photo album? Yes, that is anchoring.

Here are the few things I recommend you to listen when you visit his website:

  • Confidence Hypnosis (it's at the left column, 2nd category entitled Popular Hypnosis Products) - it helps to increase your self-confidence abundantly. If it has worked for me, it might work for you.
  • Panic Hypnosis (it's at the left column, 3rd category entitled Self Hypnosis MP3s & CDs) - helps you to combat Panic Attacks. For your information, I have not tried this yet.
  • Low Self Esteem (it's at the right column, 1st category entitled Self Hypnosis Titles) - helps you to have high self-esteem. This is important because a person with low self-esteem will have a hard time recovering his panic attacks fully.

Steve G. Jones - Clinical Hypnotherapist's Website

Or learn NLP by yourself: Master Your Mind Design Your Destiny

Lastly, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Make a resolution to overcome your panic attacks and live life again! I wish you all great happiness =)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

AntiDepressant Substitutes - Herbs

Here are a list of herbs that helps to ease Panic Attacks and Anxiety. Relaxant herbs are normally used for mild anxiety or depression. Anti-Anxiety Herbs are used for moderate to severe Panic Attacks. Antidepressant herbs can be used as a natural antidepressant.

Relaxant Herbs:
Lime Blossom (Alias: Linden Blossom, Lime Flowers)its relaxing properties helps to reduce nervous tension, depression and anxiety. It also aids sleeping.

Passion Flowera very effective herb for many conditions as it sedates, soothes, and relaxes.

Chamomile - In the garden, it's thought of as the doctor plant because it helps to strengthen and revive weak herbs nearby. It helps to relax the nerves.

Bach’s Rescue Remedy - Consists of five remedies which are combined together. It consists of STAR OF BETHLEHEM for shock. ROCK ROSE for great fear and panic. IMPATIENTS for mental and physical tension, when the sufferer cannot relax and the mind is agitated and irritable. CHERRY PLUM for loss of emotional control, when the sufferer screams, shouts or becomes hysterical; and CLEMATIS, the remedy for the bemused, distant feeling, which often precedes a faint.

Lime Blossom HerbPassion Flower HerbChamomile Herb
Lime Blossom - Passion Flower - Chamomile

Anti-Anxiety Herbs:
Ashwagandhastabilizes mood and behavioral disturbances. Its anxiety-anxiety effect is comparable to that produced by Lorazepam.

Kava Kava or Kava ExtractIts relaxing effect helps to reduce Anxiety. It is effective as prescription anti-anxiety drugs containing benzodiazepines such as Valium or Lorazepam. The best part of all is it isn’t addictive!

Valerian Rootknown for its direct sedative effect on the Central Nervous System (CNS), it is a useful for reducing anxiety (when taken in moderate doses) or difficulty sleeping (when taken in higher doses).

Bacopahelps ease anxiety-related problems. Works like Lorazepam.

Anti-Depressant Herbs:
St John’s WortIt helps to inhibit Monoamine oxidase (MAO) and works like SSRI medication. However, do not take it with real antidepressant drugs like Prozac (Fluoxetine).

Rhodiola Rosea it helps support the healthy function of the neurotransmitters or the MAO. It helps to anxiety and many other problems!

Tip: It is said that Kava Kava or Kava Extract is a great anti-anxiety herb to relieve Anxiety and Panic-Attacks. Kava Kava can be taken with St John’s Wort for a bigger and more effective result.

And please do not take antidepressant herbs (like St John's Wort) with real antidepressant (prozac) drugs! If you do you might have Serotonin Syndrome - a serious situation when your brain have too much Serotonin. MAOI medications taken with SSRI medications might also cause Serotonin Syndrome.