February 23, 2017 by J.A. Hardgrave
This Technique Instantly & Permanently Ended My Panic-Attacks
Written By J.A. Hardgrave
I think anyone who has dealt with panic attacks will always remember the very first one, it’s just something you can’t forget.
I was watching TV one day when out of nowhere, I suddenly felt a wave of panic hit me like a ton of bricks. I immediately got up from the couch as my heart began to race and I paced back and forth trying to figure out what was happening. I ended up having 5-10 panic attacks a day for months that lasted sometimes up to 8 hours.
I finally had enough so I told my dad “I have been feeling weird, I can’t explain it and I feel like I’m going to end up in the mental hospital.” He immediately knew what it was and said “Your probably just having a panic attack, a lot of people have them, your not crazy.”
After doing some research, I came across some information and a technique I want to share with you that I believe can end your panic attacks instantly and permanently. Sound good?
To illustrate the mechanics of a panic attack, I created a diagram of a volcanic eruption which shows a panic attack as a 3-part progressive process. Pretend you are the volcano.
1) General Anxiety
As seen in the diagram next to #1, panic attacks start minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months beforehand in the form of general anxiety that begins to build up below the surface just like lava builds up in a volcano long before the actual eruption.
2) Building Fear & Anxiety
As you can see in #2 on the diagram, the lava is now building and making its way up the volcano. Anxiety and fear are now increasing at a rapid rate, and it’s only a matter of time before the pressure leads to a panic attack.
3) Panic Attack
As you can see in #3 on the diagram, it shows lava flowing out and onto the side of the volcano. The volcano has erupted. The panic attack has happened. The fear and anxiety have now broken through to the surface and our body starts to respond through palpitations, pounding heart or accelerated heart rate, dizziness, high levels of panic, sweat, nausea, feeling out of control, feeling outside of our body (depersonalization), trembling and shaking, shortness of breath, feelings of choking, fear of dying, chills or heat sensations etc.
As you probably guessed, in order to prevent panic attacks, you have to find out what is driving your general anxiety and lower it long before the lava (anxiety, stress, fear etc.) burst out of the volcano into a panic attack. If we can keep our general anxiety low, it’s highly unlikely a panic-attack will ever happen since a panic-attack requires very high levels of anxiety, fear, and stress to happen. Panic attacks may seem to be “out of nowhere”, when it fact they almost always happen when we have been hosting fear, stress, and general anxiety for a certain period of time even subconsciously.
For me, one of the huge things I had to do in order to lower my general anxiety levels was cut out caffeine and lower my sugar intake, because I found out taking in to much caffeine and sugar increases my anxiety levels. Also when I got a greater revelation of the New Covenant, it brought a greater peace in my life and reduced anxiety because I found out God was not always mad at me, He loves me unconditionally, is my Father, and has forgiven me of all my sins.
Do some research and find out what foods, drinks, beliefs, or activities that may be causing general anxiety for you, and eliminate those things. Sometimes it’s as simple as not stressing so much and trusting God to take care of things. There may be unhealthy connections to certain people in your life that are contributing to your general anxiety that you may need to disconnect from. Also many studies have shown certain drugs, alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and many other things have been traced to being anxiety-drivers.
The Invisible Bear Technique
What if I told you there was a 900-pound Grizzly bear in your back-yard that was about to attack you, would you be afraid? I know I would. Your heart would start racing, your hands would start shaking, you would start sweating, and probably experience all sorts of bodily sensations in preparation to take on this awful monster, or run away from it.
Now what if I told you there was an INVISIBLE 900-pound Grizzly bear in your back-yard that was about to attack you? Would you still be afraid? I wouldn’t, and I don’t think you would be either. I know 100% that an invisible 900-pound Grizzly bear can’t hurt me, because invisible bears do not exist. I can invite invisible bears to come into my backyard, or even my living room me all day long, and my mind and body will remain at peace, because I have never been attacked by an invisible bear before, and never will.
What if I told you that a panic attack is nothing more than an invisible 900-pound Grizzly bear that has been taunting us, making us believe he is real when in fact he is a complete illusion.
All of us have a built-in “fight or flight” response.
Imagine you were a cave man or woman and you came across a real 900-pound Grizzly bear. You have two choices, you can either fight it (fight), or run away from it (flight).
When anxiety comes, we try to fight it for a second, but because the threat appears to be so real, we almost always end up running away from it, doing anything we can to escape the feelings of panic, fear, and anxiety that are trying to overtake us.
We don’t know what it is, but we know there is “something” that appears to be much bigger than us that is trying to destroy us. The problem is that whether we try and fight “it”, or run away from “it”, our body will prepare to fight, or run away, even if there is actually nothing there and no threat! That’s why we experience all the symptoms that come from a panic attack, it’s our body preparing to fight, or run away from a perceived threat.
Here is the truth. The bear doesn’t exist. The bear is a figment of our imagination. We are safe, but we don’t “feel” safe because our mind is so exhausted that it believes there is a threat since we are feeling so much anxiety.
A panic attack is when we experience all the same exact feelings we would if there legitimately were a 900-pound Grizzly bear about to attack us, minus the Grizzly bear.
Since we have let our general anxiety levels build up so much, our body feels there must be some huge threat or else we wouldn’t be feeling so anxious, so it begins to prepare to confront the threat like we were about to fight or run away from a giant bear.
Our heart starts pounding, our vision sharpens, we start to sweat and experience all the symptoms I listed earlier. When the reality is there is no threat, there is no giant bear about to violently pounce on us and destroy us, we just think there is.
So how do we get our mind and body to align with the truth, that there actually no threat?
We don’t fight, and we don’t run away, we invite the panic attack in to reveal to our mind and body that there is not actually a real threat. In fact, we pretend the panic attack is our friend, something we want in our lives.
Remember, the bear doesn’t exist, so we are actually inviting “nothing” to come in. Once we invite the panic attack/bear to come in, we will see there is no bear, no threat, and our mind and body will stop preparing for a threat since no such threat actually exist.
After that, we need to continue to invite the panic attack in, asking for even more. Ask for more panic and anxiety, demand more. Ask for more of whatever negative feeling or bodily sensation you are feeling.
Why do we need to ask for more? Because we need to show our mind there is nothing to be afraid of, we need to give the panic attack every single opportunity to do what we fear, to show our mind that nothing is going to happen.
Let me tell you what I did and said when I had the last panic attack I ever experienced since I used this technique.
I was in my living room when panic came upon me and I knew I was about to have a full-blown panic attack. I was exhausted mentally and physically from spending hours a day for months trying to escape my panic attacks to no avail. My biggest fear was dying due to a panic attack and my heart stopping.
I was fed up with living this way so I decided to give this technique a shot. The worse thing that could happen was I died and went to be with Jesus, so either way I was going to win.
I stood up, pointed my finger in the air and yelled “Come on Fear and Anxiety! Take me out! Come on! Do your worst! Kill me! Take me out! Please! You are my best friend! I love you panic attacks! I beg you! Let’s see what you got! Your are amazing! Please show me what your capable of! If my heart is going to stop because of you, just go ahead and let it!”
Guess what happened?
My heart kept beating. I didn’t die. Everything I had been afraid of happening, was all a lie. I had been running from an invisible 900-pound Grizzly bear that did not even exist.
At that point, I started to demand that anxiety and panic make me feel more heart palpitations, more fear of death and a heart attack. I said “Please, I beg you, make me feel a heart palpitation, take me out! How fast can you make my heart beat? Come on!”. “Fear of death, just go ahead and kill me! Let’s get it over with!”.
Again, nothing happened.
I felt as if I was finally normal again. I couldn’t stop laughing! I stood face-to-face with my greatest fears and realized they were nothing more than an illusion.
I felt like my whole life started over at that point.
The “bear” never attacked, because the bear never existed.
I never had a panic attack ever again.
Hundreds of thousands of people have used this information and technique to get free of panic attacks, I invite you to do the same.
Panic attacks can happen to anyone, because anyone can let their general anxiety levels get out of hand. It doesn’t make them bad people, it just means they need to find out what’s driving their general anxiety levels up and reduce them, and as a bi-product they will also stop their panic attacks before they even happen. If they do happen, there is the invisible bear technique, but the best thing is to never let our anxiety levels build up to a panic attack to begin with.
After you apply this technique, let me know about the freedom you experienced and please pass this blog and technique on to others.
Resources: One of the resources I found that goes over this technique in more detail as well as provides many ways to reduce general anxiety is a program you can get at Panicaway.com.
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