In this article, I’m going to tell you how to help someone having a panic attack with 3 very quick and easy tips.
These techniques are proven to get people back to a state of calm again when they’ve had a panic or anxiety attack.
And Just in case you’ve arrived here looking for a quick solution to Anxiety and Panic?
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It’s well worth a look!
Back to the article.… I personal favourite is tip 3 but maybe you’re different, feel free to let us all know in the comments what you favourite is.
Or maybe you’ve got another way to let us all know how to help someone having a panic attack?
How to help someone having a panic attack?
Stay calm to help them relax
Panic attacks can be terrifying but we all know they pass, it’s just a matter of time!
For the person having the attack though, the number 1 thing they need is reassuring and to hear a calm voice.
That’s where you come in!
Even though you might feel anxious yourself and worried for them, you need to take a breath, regain your composure and be their rock.
Your calming voice and reassurance will help them to relax and come out of the panic attack quicker.
Help them early!
Help them early!
Knowing the warning signs will help you to start reassuring them as early as possible.
Panic attacks can start with:
- a feeling of terror or dread
- a pounding heart
Spot these quickly and you should be able to calm them down even quicker.
Be there for them…
If that’s what they want?
A panic and anxiety attack can leave you absolutely exhausted and feeling quite vulnerable.
Let them know that you’re there for them and ask if they need anything.
They might like someone to be with, talk to or cuddle up against or….
some alone time might be just what the doctor ordered!
Respect their needs and be a friend.
These tips might seem very simple but they do work.
So what have you found that helps a friend or family member recover from a panic attack?
Thanks for reading this how to help someone having a panic attack article.
Take care and try not to worry when you don’t have to.