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How to Calm a Panic Attack: Coping Strategies
If you’ve ever experienced sudden anxiety, you may wonder how to calm a panic attack. In this episode, Dr. Catherine M. Pittman, author of the best-selling audiobook Rewire Your Anxious Brain, shares some powerful coping strategies that can help you to calm down when you need it most.
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry. Written by clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Pittman and researcher Elizabeth Karle. This audiobook presents a greater understanding how anxiety is created in the brain, along with empowering, proven-effective techniques to overcome it. You will learn to literally “rewire” the brain processes that lie at the root of your fears.
What’s in this Episode?
This episode will help you learn how to calm a panic attack. You will learn about the two neurological sources of panic attacks: the amygdala and the cortex. While they are connected, each requires a different approach in order to identify the origins and manage the symptoms of panic — to put you back in control of your life.
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Our thoughts are not simply a result of neurological and chemical processes in the brain; they are the neurological and chemical processes in the brain. In cognitive restructuring, the thoughts you think are used to rewire your brain.