Correcting mistaken beliefs ABOUT panic reduces our FEAR of panic and when we have less fear of panic it will stop happening..
‘Positive thinking’ isn’t enough
If your heart is beating rapidly and you say to yourself “I’m sure I’ll be ok”.. there may not be enough BELIEF in that thought to reduce your fear.
You need to replace your mistaken Catastrophic Thoughts about panic with the actual TRUTH about the symptoms.
If you bring to mind the ACTUAL TRUTH about your rapid heart beat – that it is just a result of the fight or flight response and you are in no danger whatsoever – the stronger belief in those thoughts will help stop further ‘misinterpretation’ and ‘catastrophising’ and your symptoms will die down.