Panic attacks are a result of a misfiring in the brain, interpreting high intensity, but safe events as a matter of life or death. Over time we can learn to anticipate and manage these uncomfortable moments and eventually rewire the brain by responding to the panic with conscious effort to stay centered and grounded. It is much easier to manage a panic attack as it is ramping up, rather than once it is full blown so the first step is to learn about your triggers so that you can begin to anticipate when they might arise. Then, once you feel the difficult sensations coming on you must work with the body, mind and energy to resolve them (and while this may take a bit of time at first, as you flex these muscles you will learn to manage them much more swiftly and effectively). Body: Feel your feet connected to the earth and have a sense of your strength and embodiment, i.e. don’t fly away with the fears and sensations. Mind: Accurately assess your situation and question any thoughts that are trying to convince you of life-threatening danger. Energy: BREATHE!!! But rather than try to control your breath (which can sometimes make things worse), try to let it relax and feel it’s natural regulation by simply watching it slow as you become more settled into your environment. Once it slows you can begin to perform a very easy, natural breath at the belly - expanding on the inhale and emptying out on the exhale. Managing panic attacks is best treated in two ways: Practicing to conquer the symptoms (as directed above) and building strength and resiliency on the inside through proper diet, exercise and sleep routines. Anxiety and panic attacks are both very treatable, but do take time and effort to building the strength and vitality needed to do so.