Re: panic attacks -
June 5th 2011, 01:39 PM
I've heard finding an object and focusing on it (describing it in you head or to a friend) can help. Just focusing on the object and the details. The best thing would probably be to go to a counselor specialized in helping with panic attacks.
"'Colie, you should never be surprised when people treat you with respect. You should expect it.'
I shook my head. 'You don't know--' I began. But, as usual, she didn't let me finish.
'Yes,' she said simply, 'I do know. I've watched you, Colie. You walk around like a dog waiting to be kicked. And when someone does, you pout and cry like you didn't deserve it.'
'No one deserves to be kicked,' I said.
'I disagree,' she said flatly. 'You do if you don't think you're worth any better...'"