Preventing Panic Attacks Long-Term

by Jason on September 23, 2009

preventing panic attacks

By now you’re no stranger to Panic Attacks. You know their symptoms. You know they can’t kill you despite the fear you have during the attack.


You know the techniques that calm you down when they strike.

That’s all well and good. Don’t get me wrong. But it’s just not enough.

See, I don’t want you to spend the rest of your life as some kind of Panic Attack “Kung Fu Master”, fighting off the attacks with every bout, waiting patiently for the next one to come around the corner.

I don’t care how prepared someone is for a Panic Attack. I guarantee they would rather avoid them altogether than go through a lot of self meditation to slow their heart palpitations.

Knowing the Panic Attack self-defense that I’ve taught you on this site is important. But it’s not my goal for you to be the most well adjusted Panic Attack sufferer. My goal for you, is to end the Panic Attacks altogether.

I never want you to have another Panic Attack again in your life. That’s it.

Sure it will take some baby steps to get there, but know that ultimately, I’m looking to completely rid you of your Panic Attacks for life. This site has done it for hundreds of other people and you’re no exception. Follow my lead and you’ll be cured of Panic Attacks just like they are now.

Controlling Your Thoughts

Thoughts are things. You’ll hear me say that over and over again. What I mean by that is…

When you have negative thoughts, negative things will come into your life. Conversely when you have positive thoughts, positive things will come into your life. That’s because thoughts steer the direction of your life.

Everything in your life up to this point is a result of the thoughts in your head. This includes the shirt on your back, the car that your drive, the food in your fridge, the house that you live in, the dog you now own…


Whatever it is, you thought your way into having that thing.

Now, this theory is an introduction to the fundamental thinking behind “The Law of Attraction”. You may have heard of the book “The Secret”. That too is based on the Law of Attraction.

Today’s lesson on preventing Panic Attacks relates to this law. Allow me to explain…

A Panic Attack in itself (aside from the physical symptoms) is a negative thought loop that spirals downward out of control.

Panic Attack circumstances can be different for everyone. Speaking personally, mine would often happen when I was at work on a stressful phone call.

I would think…

“I hate being on the phone like this. This is so stressful. Ughhhh, when is this ever going to end?”

As my negative thoughts escalated, so did my heartrate and breathing. Shortly after, the Panic Attack would then ensue.

Your thoughts are just as responsible for your own attacks. Put quite simply, your mind is just not in a happy place when your anxiety spirals into the attack. So to prevent the Panic Attack, you’re going to learn to control your thinking and in turn prevent falling down that negative thought spiral.

Consecutive Thought Direction

There is no task in the world more exhausting than controlling the course of consecutive thought. Our brainwaves travel at 120 meters per second, creating continuous and instant impulses of thought.

Have you ever tried to clear your mind? Not so easy, huh?

Even if you tried to clear your mind and think of nothing, you’re still going to literally be thinking something.

Everyone has this continuous voice of thought in their head. Those who control its direction are masters of their own destiny.

So where do we begin?

Simply monitor your thoughts and determine their direction. I made a brief table below for your reference.

As you monitor your thoughts, start to determine which side of the table they are coming from. When you do have a negative thought, immediately couterbalance this thought with a positive one.

An easy way to do this is by making a list of all the things you are grateful for in life — all the little things that give you pleasure. Essentially, you make a list of positive things.

As negative thoughts flow into your head, immediately replace them with one of these positive things and meditate for a second on it.

Why go through all this?

This exhausting exercise (and it will be exhausting at first) is going to train your brain to change its thought patterns. Once you get into the habit of tossing out negative thoughts like it’s a sin, you will slowly begin to think more positively in general.

This TOTALLY works and has been proven over and over.

Another important part of this is taking a moment everyday to reinforce your positive thoughts. I usually spend 5 minutes in the shower giving thanks for everything I am grateful for.

It could be something as simple as being grateful for having friends who love me or a fond memory of a camping trip that I went on. It doesn’t matter what it is, so long as it comes from the left side of that chart.

Whatever is positive in your life, take a few minutes everyday to reinforce that good and say thank you to the universe for bringing it to you.

Don’t be lazy about this. Monitoring every consecutive thought in your head will be hard. You’re not going to catch everything, but stay on it. The more corrections you make to your thinking, the easier it becomes. It gets easier over time because you’ll start to have less negative thoughts in your head.

That makes a HUGE difference when it comes to your anxiety and Panic Attacks. Prevent your Panic Attacks with this exercise and start living your life to the fullest ever day.

Of course there are so many other exercises and techniques that you can find in the Panic Away program on the next page. This program was truly a godsend for me and the teachings within it are truly irreplaceable.

As helpful as my website lessons may be to you, they are nothing compared to the value and support you receive from the Panic Away program.

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courtney pierce September 1, 2010 at 6:58 pm

i recently started have anxiety attacks and my mind started producing thoughts that were negative to the point i thought im going crazy and its never going to get better but i want to try this and ask if you have any more tips

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