Audio that helps you cope with a panic attack. This is not a relaxation audio. The purpose of
this audio is to coach you when you are experiencing high anxiety or panic. The focus of the audio is
to help you learn to tolerate the uncomfortable sensations of anxiety while learning to reduce the symptoms.
This is based upon the theory that the fear of the symptoms tends to trigger repeated panic attacks and that
as you reduce your fear of the symptoms, the likelihood of panic is reduced. For more information, read
Managing Panic and Anxiety Attacks
"When you are in a state of
mindfulness you are actually
more aware and able to
engage in tasks..."
When I ask clients what they do for daily relaxation I usually get responses such as:
"I relax by watching TV every night."
"I have a glass of wine."
"I read a book."
"I go out with friends."
"I go to the gym and work out."
"I find gardening relaxing."
"I like to fish."
Although each of these activities may be perceived as relaxing and may even have an element of
mindfulness, they don't provide the brain and body with the deep meditative relaxation we
require. In fact, most of these activities are stimulating to the brain or the body
rather than quieting.
As you may realize as you read the articles on this
site, the underlying core issue for many problems
resides with irrational thinking styles. That, of course, is the basic premise
of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). We develop styles
of thinking based
upon our learning experiences, our parents' thinking,
and societal/community beliefs and expectations.