Summertime can be a hotbed for panic attacks. Think poorly ventilated buildings, stuffy trains, and crowded places. Panic attacks are like Chinese finger traps—the more we fight them, the tighter they become. But we can't just ignore them either.
A key part of my work as a psychologist is helping people tackle the root of a panic attack. When a panic attack arises, having the tools to handle it is the most important thing. That's where simple, memorable techniques are lifesavers. We can implement them easily, and with every successful conquest, we feel more confident. Here are some tips I've learned through my work and from the holistic practitioners I work with: