How to Cure Panic Attacks with Meditative Breathing Techniques

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Panic attacks are sudden episodes of intense fear that come from thought patterns related to

(1) Memories of past traumatic events (common in PTSD),
(2) Perceived stressful or dangerous living environments (sometimes associated with major depression, experiences of abuse and/ or extreme poverty),
(3) Anticipating negative outcomes for events that have not yet occurred (typical of Anxiety disorders).
(4) Extreme fear of objects or situations (Phobias)
(5) Fear of losing loved ones (Abandonment issues)

The physical symptoms of panic attacks can be quite debilitating and can mimic symptoms of life-threatening illnesses such as heart attack, stroke, and brain aneurysms. Although the panic attack itself is not life-threatening, the symptoms can lead the victim to believe their lives are in danger, which only serves to exacerbate the problem.

The most current research on mindfulness as well as evidence from functional and integrative medicine shows that meditative breathing is not only an effective treatment in stopping a panic attack, it can also cure panic attacks and other anxiety-related disorders. [click to continue…]


Learned Helplessness is a Spiritual Crisis

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Learned helplessness is a term that has become relatively popular in mainstream discussions involving people who seem to accept negative conditions or situations as being inevitable or unchanging. In the psychological literature, learned helplessness has been associated with a person’s perceived lack of control over the outcome of a given situation. Learned helplessness is an apathetic-type behavior found in individuals who also tend to be affected by a mental illness such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and/ or various addictions.  Although the psychological approach to this problem is informative, it is limited to the behavioral manifestations of learned helplessness that results when some people are exposed to certain environmental conditions. In this article, I propose that if we were to dig a little deeper in our understanding of the root cause,  learned helplessness is a spiritual crisis that is expressed as a psychological behavior, rather than a psychological disorder expressed as mental illness. [click to continue…]