Acceptance Behaviour Strategies
After a panic attack there is NO NEED to be ‘careful’ with yourself! –
Get on with your NORMAL routine
When panic dies down we become overly ‘careful’ with ourselves in case we ‘set it off again’. This increases Anticipatory Anxiety. Adopt the attitude – “so what, if it happens again, I’ll deal with it, I’m in no danger, it’s just adrenaline”
Between panic attacks – apply these skills to any ‘Anticipatory Anxiety’
Observe any fearful anticipation / Face and Accept it / LET it happen – don’t ‘try’ to relax or ‘stop it’ or ‘get rid of it’ / LET GO TOWARDS IT ALL.