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Treatment for Anxiety and Panic Attacks; Learning to Recognize Hidden Real Human Emotions

Abstract: This text explains how to learn to recognize the real human emotions, which may be hidden, but which are the cause of anxiety and panic attacks. It also gives links to other articles about anxiety and panic attacks.

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Treatment for Anxiety and Panic Attacks; Learning to Recognize Hidden Real Human Emotions

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Written by: Gunborg Palme, certified psychologist and certified psychotherapist, teacher and tutor in psychotherapy.
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 28 Sep 2018.

How do you learn to recognize your hidden real human emotions? What is the best treatment for anxiety and panic attacks?


When you are young, you learn to identify feelings aided by other people. If people in the environment do not give good help, you may become confused in understanding your inner world.

A psychotherapist teaches patients to begin listening introspectively and search for what they feel and want. They become increasingly sincere and true to themselves, but can also be more troublesome for those in their surroundings as they no longer try to be accommodating.

By getting into contact with your feelings and anxiety, you may temporally become more anxious, but afterwards you will be more calm and peaceful.

If you do not have a therapist you can try to identify your feelings as follows:

  1. Take the opportunity when you feel physically bad.
  2. Lie down in a quiet room and close your eyes.
  3. You will probably get a most unpleasant feeling.
  4. This feeling of unpleasantness may become almost unbearable but concentrate on your real feeling in spite of this. You will gradually become more and more aware of of your real feelings.
  5. Worry, loathing, shame, anger, fear and grief are examples of suppressed feelings.
  6. The unpleasantness feels dangerous but it is in reality the suppressed feelings which are dangerous, not those you aware of.
  7. Let the feeling of unpleasantness spread and make intensive contact with it. Allow yourself to express these feelings by making sounds and movements.
  8. Within a quarter of an hour the feeling of unpleasantness will have probably disappeared and you have learnt what to do to begin solving your problems.
Note: Web4Health recommends that you discuss your self-treat plan with a doctor, psychotherapist or psychiatrist.
Should I seek professional help? Self care is the most common treatment method, and often quite successful Changing yourself step by step Self treatment of addiction Helping yourself through depression Reality testing Immediate or lasting pleasure Positive things to do instead Learning to think constructively Learn to say NO! Assert your needs Pet (dog or cat) as treatment No treatment Is self-treatment a good treatment method?
Yes, and self-treatment is the most common method of handling psychological problems.
Keeping a diary of panic attacks
By writing down your thoughts and feelings, you can get a better understanding of your problems and feel better.
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