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. 

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