Panic attacks are sudden, overwhelming surges of panic and fear. Such is the intensity that people often think they are going crazy, or that they are dying. It’s no wonder then, that the fear of recurrence leaves the sufferer unable to do many of the things that were once simple; travelling on the tube, talking to strangers, being in crowded places.
The following link will help you to understand panic better, and includes a free online panic attack course with suggestions on how you might cope in these fearful situations. The website below also explains the importance of breathing properly and how it effects our bodies, as well as techniques for you to practise in times of panic. Remember – breathing is very important. Not breathing properly (which is something most of us do) or over-breathing can increase anxiety and feelings of dizziness.