One Cause of Anxiety Attacks
Simple. Anxiety. Although there are different reasons for Anxiety, there is only one cause of Anxiety Attacks. The cause is Anxiety!
In autumn of the year, near Halloween, we know Thanksgiving and Christmas with family gatherings are coming soon. For some this causes as much anxiety as joy!
The Anxiety that builds due to expectations of events or possible conversations is dread that is Meta Anxiety. This high Anxiety fearing Anxiety Attacks is Anxiety about Anxiety and it is Meta Anxiety!
When you learn a new way of looking at a problem like Meta-Anxiety, it is a good time to stop and encourage yourself. The problem may have a new definition and a new name, but how does it affect you personally?
Your problem hasn’t become more intense, you simply have a new way to explain how you are feeling. Clearly stated, now you understand your problem better!
Meta-Anxiety falls under the designation of expected Anxiety. Once you learn the ways you can slow and stop this form of Anxiety.
Cure or Treat the Symptoms
Anytime I speak of Curing Anxiety, I am speaking of General and Common Anxiety. There are some Types of Anxiety that are biological in nature. For those, I suggest treating symptoms to achieve relief. Of course, these Types of Anxiety may produce Meta-Anxiety as well.
Treating the symptoms for maximum relief is sensible in all cases. Until you can find the cure that works for you, and there is no silver bullet that works for everyone, treat the symptoms. Also in all cases, get a diagnosis from a medical professional you trust.
You need to know which Type of Anxiety you have as you begin treating the symptoms:
- dilating pupils
- pectoral muscle spasm
- high and low blood pressure
- sudden intense fear
- inability to concentrate
- and this is a limited list.
Distract From Anxiety by ‘Grounding’
One of the best ways to alleviate the cause of Anxiety Attacks is Grounding. The act of focusing the five senses on the world around you to distract from Anxiety is Grounding.
If you are starting an Anxiety Attack, try listening and note two things you can hear.
Then, what can you smell? The scent is our strongest sense! Upon trying you may smell two or three scents.
Look around yourself. Not in fear, but to pick something you want to see! And look at it! Ground yourself in this way. When you go to an event giving you Meta-Anxiety, Ground yourself when you arrive!
If you are at an event where there is food offered, you can use your sense of taste to Ground yourself. Sometimes Anxiety causes its sufferer to have nausea, but Grounding calms your Anxiety and your stomach.
Cause of Anxiety Attacks Summary
I do not know what Type of Anxiety you have, or how severe it is for you. Some people deal with anxious thoughts on a daily basis. For some of us, this has been crippling in that we could not go out in public places or even family events! There is hope for you.
Hope that was not there even five years ago. There has been a shift in Psychology from blame-based to learning to love yourself. Be aware, of course, there are many of those who still use blame-based therapy.
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are confidential.
Learning To Love Yourself
If your mind is filled with Bad Messages and anxious thoughts try to learn Good Messages for yourself! Read them, and think about them!
Change “I’m not worth anything!”
To “I’m enough, just as I am!”
Main Cause of Anxiety Attacks
In summary, the main cause of anxiety attacks is High Anxiety. There can be many reasons for the foundational Anxiety. One of the more troubling symptoms of Anxiety is anxious thoughts with Bad Messages!
Changing Bad Messages to Good Messages is something that shows improvement in your health. It leads to more peace in your thinking and a better outlook on those around you. When you are constantly “telling yourself” you are not enough, you feel like others think the same way.
Maybe they don’t! What if you are the one not giving you a chance?