451: The top 5 questions we get asked about anxiety attacks

In this episode, we're responding to the Top 5 questions we get asked about anxiety attacks.

  • How can I stop anxiety attacks if I don’t know what’s causing them?

  • Why do I feel unsettled for a few days after an anxiety attack?

  • How can I stop the fear of an attack?

  • Is it normal to feel nauseous and light-head with a panic attack?

  • Can anxiety attacks be stopped without medication?

Listen in for our answers and our definite yes to the question of being able to stop anxiety attacks for yourself without medication.

Points covered in this epsiode:

How can I stop anxiety attacks if I don’t know what’s causing them?

Often we don’t see the cause of our anxiety and that can really add to the overwhelm and confusion that often comes with anxiety attacks.

Sometimes there are triggers we can’t see or aren’t aware of, and sometimes there is the drip effect of anxiety building up beneath the surface of our awareness until it reaches a tipping point and we experience an anxiety attack.

In other episodes, we’ve talked about Ayurveda - India’s ancient Science of Life - and how understanding your body and mind type can help you support yourself through nutrition, breathing and lifestyle adjustments that can protect you from anxiety attacks. You can search through our archives to find more on Ayurveda and anxiety relief.

Getting support from someone who understands anxiety attacks is a good place to start. You might choose a book, online course, or anxiety coach to help you gain a better understanding of anxiety attacks and their triggers.

Working with a coach one to one can help you explore and eliminate the anxiety triggers in your life and learn some coping and calming skills.

EFT Tapping is a powerful way to calm anxiety and your feelings about having anxiety. You can find out more at anxietyslayer.com/eft

Why do I feel unsettled for a few days after an anxiety attack?

Anxiety Attacks are traumatic to our bodies and minds. They cause a massive surge of adrenaline that can leave us feeling shaken and unsettled from some time.

Touching on Ayurveda again, we can understand that anxiety attacks disturb the very energy that provokes them in the first place. The vata body type is more sensitive to suffering from anxiety and anxiety attacks are disruptive to that same vata energy.

One simple way to support yourself after an anxiety episode is to focus on grounding as much as you can. That could be a gentle walk in nature, or a warm bath with lavender oil and magnesium, or massaging your feet before sleep. Also eating nourishing warm simple meals and showing yourself compassion.

Mostly importantly, be kind to yourself, when we are hard on ourselves after an anxiety attack we are only adding to our stress.

How can I stop the fear of an attack?

Or: “I’m constantly worried I could have an anxiety attack when I’m away from home.

It’s natural to think ahead and worry about what might happen if we experience an attack when we’re out.

You can find out something about how this works and how to feel more comfortable about anxiety when you’re away from home in our FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with guided EFT Tapping Sessions

There are many ways to get support and we’ll talk about a couple here:

  1. Carry Bach Flowers Rescue Remedy

/“This mix was created by Dr Bach to deal with emergencies and crises – it can be used to help us get through any stressful situations, from last-minute exam or interview nerves, to the aftermath of an accident or bad news. Rescue Remedy helps us relax, get focused and get the needed calmness.”/ Information from BachFlower.com

  1. *Learn EFT Tapping*. Tapping can help you stop the fear of an attack, it can also stop anxiety attacks. Once you know how to do that - and it is a skill anyone can learn - the fear is never the same again.

Is it normal to feel nauseous with a panic attack?

Yes. Anxiety is a stressful experience that can affect our digestion and cause nausea. In this episode we share a meridian point from the EFT Tapping Sequence you can use to calm nausea.

Can anxiety attacks be stopped without medication?

Yes they can. Ananga stopped her anxiety attacks herself and has made it her mission to help others do the same. Anxiety Attacks can be stopped in their tracks with a special sequence of EFT Tapping points that anyone can learn to use anywhere. We recommend getting support for thorough relief from anxiety attacks either via a course or one-to-one coaching

Someone who knows how to stop anxiety attacks can help you find the best method for you, they can offer in-depth support and troubleshooting and help you get the best from EFT Tapping and other anxiety calming tools.