Thursday, July 8, 2021
Reframing “panic attacks” as “adrenaline boost” to help us face our challenges
I often have patients who refer to their anxiety attacks as …. “I am having a panic attack”.
I find that the term “panic attacks” often very disempowering. It suggests that we are a “victim” of these attacks perhaps.
Reframing it as “adrenaline boost” may defuse it a bit better and less disempowering. It helps us to “boost” us into action and face our challenges.