Steps to Freedom

Logically attacking the illogical. Starting at the beginning, learn what you are dealing with so that you are prepared to regain hope. People may be different but that yellow brick road is the same for everyone.

New research points to some of the most effective ways to combat panic and anxiety comes from retraining your brain. Building mental barriers, changing thought patterns, and of course a positive attitude. First we must lean the basics and understand how the body works. Listening to others that have become free see what worked for them, then find what works best for you. Of course a complete physical is key to putting speculation to rest. It is important to find Doctors and therapists that you trust.

We do not offer medical advice just common sense approaches that stem from research and from those that through trial and error have overcome their anxiety and fear issues, of medical meltdowns.

We are going to start listing the steps that have led many to freedom from panic and anxiety. As we develop this page more details will be added. 

There are certain steps that are known to help you take back your life.

First step is to understand what and how anxiety is caused, how it presents itself, and for you to understand that every- body system can be affected.  By reading other information in this site we hope that you will gain insight that will help you with what is presented here.

We will start with a list and then expound on how to put the suggestions on the list into action. Most of these should not be new to you.  However, the presentation of the information in a slightly different way may bring you to a better understanding and clarity to make it something you can grasp and implement.

 Many visiting here may not be diagnosed and are leaning to the self-help method of   fighting back   fighting fear!

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We are going to start listing the steps that have led many to freedom from panic and anxiety. As we develop this page more details will be added.

There are certain steps that are known to help you take back your life.

First step is to understand what and how anxiety is caused, how it presents itself, and for you to understand that every- body system can be affected.  By reading other information in this site we hope that you will gain insight that will help you with what is presented here.

We will start with a list and then expound on how to put the suggestions on the list into action. Most of these should not be new to you.  However, the presentation of the information in a slightly different way may bring you to a better understanding and clarity to make it something you can grasp and implement.

Many visiting here may not be diagnosed and are leaning to the self-help method of   fighting back   fighting fear!

A GENERAL LIST OF STEPS TO FREEDOM

Get a complete Physical

Find a Doctor that you can be confident in and trust

Learn how he body systems interact and much of what you experience is normal

Start to understand “Mindset” the thought process…

Understand the role of what a trigger is

Stop looking up symptoms stop repeating words and activities that only adds fuel to the fire of fear. If you keep talking about your symptoms and the difficulties it ingrains that message in your mind. Instead start speaking what you desire. Speaking out loud that what you want instead of continually replaying that which you do not want

Below is a list that helps many in the throes of Panic and anxiety attacks. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in this blog post.

Speak truth and dismiss speculation. ( how to control negative thoughts)

Relaxation and new ways to breath  

The role of laughter (studying anxiety and laughter)

Mark Twain was prescient in stating, “The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow.” Studies confirm that laughter lowers blood pressure and releases beta-endorphins, a chemical in the brain that creates a sense of joy. These endorphins counter the adrenaline and cortisol that fill the anxious. The calmer we are, the more we remain in rational or positive mind. Moreover, humor is clinically validated to reduce stress long-term by improving the immune system through the release of neuropeptides, relieving pain, increasing personal satisfaction, and lessening depression and anxiety (source: Mayo Clinic, April 21, 2016). The simple act of smiling causes the brain to release dopamine, which in turn makes us feel happy.     Taken From: Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Distractions

Exercise (Read about physical exercise and panic attack.)

During a workout, the stress hormone cortisol can rise, because exertion activates the sympathetic nervous system. … Because the normal side effects of exercise mimic the physical experience of panic, working out can also help desensitize sufferers to the physical symptoms of anxiety and panic.Jun 11, 2018 Exercise-Induced Panic Attacks: How to Manage the Anxiety – Health THIS IS A GREAT ARTICLE ABOUT WORKOUTS AND ANXIETY!

Here is a good link that discusses in more detail ideas presented above. How to calm down during a panic attack.

We particularly like #3 Diaphragmatic Breathing this explains the breathing and focal points as mentioned in the Labor and Delivery Blog Post. #4 Playing Games – all about distraction and #6 Challenging negative thinking, challenging negative self talk -speaking what you desire

This article gives tips on how to choose a therapist. Check out the resource page to find some therapists near you.

One of the keys to success triumph is addressed in the blog post 9/12/2019 that states the key to success is HOPE!