Correcting common Misinterpretations
FALSE ALARM 10. ‘Obsessional Thoughts’
Panic attacks generally involve fear of the consequences of the frightening bodily sensations produced by the Fight or Flight Response.
However because our mind is also set on ‘high alert’ and on the look out for danger we can find ourselves repeatedly obsessing about particular fears or even catastrophising about EVERYTHING.
It is helpful to observe that this TOO is a form of panic and not simply the ‘absolute truth’ about your life experience.
Claire Weekes in her book “Self Help For Your Nerves” describes these thoughts as “Tired thoughts in a tired mind” – this is a wonderfully simple description.