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The Role Thoughts play in
Anxiety and Panic
How many times have we said 'What If?' 'What if I have an attack, What
if I can't do it? What if people see me?' What if this is causing most of
our problems? It is!
Many of us have no awareness of what we are thinking about. Our thinking
is so much a part of us we don't pay attention to the process. Without realising
it our thoughts dictate and control our life. When we have an anxiety disorder,
the way we think creates so much of the fear we feel, which in turn increases
the symptoms; which creates further fear and around and around we go!
It is difficult for people who don't have an anxiety disorder to realise
why it is so difficult to break our negative thought patterns. It is not
a matter of replacing negative thoughts with positive ones. Positive thinking
doesn't work for many people in the early stages of recovery. Basically,
because we don't believe what we are saying to ourselves. If it was that
easy no one would have a problem in the first place! It can seem pointless
telling ourselves we'll feel better tomorrow when we have seen so many 'tomorrows'
go by and there has been little or no change.
Instead of positive thinking we need to change our whole perception of
what is happening to us. We need to see how our thoughts create so much
of our fear, which in turn creates many of the symptoms.
We have a number of
featuring our books, CDs and
videos, so you can mix and match to suit your own needs.
Deal Three includes the book
Power over Panic, the double CD set, 'Taking Back the Power' and the double
video set "Panic Anxiety Management Workshop
proceeds from our bookshop
fund our website.
Once we can see this, we can see how the anxiety and/or panic are actually
reactions to our thoughts and that our thoughts are not a reaction to the
anxiety and/or panic. Once we can see this we can reverse our thinking from
'What if'...to 'So what!. This is the way to Power and Freedom.
We react to our thoughts and feelings never realising our thoughts and
feelings are fleeting moments. We don't see each thought as being separate.
Instead we see the continual progression of our thoughts, and the feelings
caused by them as something solid. Not seeing the progression from one thought
to another, not seeing the progression from one feeling to another creates
the fear. The overwhelming force of the anxiety and panic can be quite violent
and it does feel as if something terrible is happening to us. But using
a Mindfulness technique we can learn to see behind its seemingly solid appearance,
we will see why it is happening and why there is nothing to fear. Seeing
why there is nothing to fear we can begin to take our Power back! Power
over our thoughts, power over the disorder and power over our lives!
Power means freedom!
Write to us at the following address.
Anxiety & Panic Hub
P.O. Box 516
Goolwa, SOUTH AUSTRALIA 5214
Telephone / Fax : 0 8 8555 5012 (Aust
Telephone / Fax: 61 8 8555 5012 (International
or E-Mail us at: [email protected]
Aust Business No 22 867 246 782
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