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Jul 17

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Coping with panic

“Ten rules for coping with panic” alongside a Self Hypnosis and Breathing Control technique that I can teach you to create your own programme for dealing with panic in stressful situations, the following concepts are well worth remembering.

1.Remember that the feelings are nothing more than an exaggeration of the normal bodily reaction to stress.
2.They are not in the least bit harmful or dangerous – just unpleasant. Nothing worse will happen.
3.Stop adding to panic with frightening thoughts about what is happening and where it might lead.
4.Now notice what is really happening in your body right now, not what you fear might happen.
5.Now wait and give the fear time to pass, without fighting it or running away from it. Just accept it.
6.Notice that once you stop adding to it with frightening thoughts the fear starts to fade away by itself.
7.Remember that the whole point of practice is learning how to cope with fear without avoiding it. So this is an opportunity to make progress.
8.Think of the progress you have made so far, despite all the difficulties and how pleased you will be when you have succeeded this time.
9.When you begin to feel better, look around and start to plan what to do next.
10.Then, when you are ready to go on, start off in an easy and relaxed way. There is no need for effort or to hurry.

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