Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps: Using Functional Medicine to Calm Your Mind and Body with Drug-Free Techniques

Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps: Using Functional Medicine to Calm Your Mind and Body with Drug-Free Techniques

by Sandra Scheinbaum

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Overview

This step-by-step guide to preventing panic attacks provides simple strategies for stopping a panic attack on the spot and overcoming them in the long-term. Sharing her personal and professional experience of panic and anxiety disorders, clinical psychologist Sandra Scheinbaum presents tried-and-tested methods, including new cutting-edge approaches based on functional medicine.

You will learn how to:
- Understand what panic attacks are and recognise symptoms
- Trust your body's own calming methods to control panic without the need for medication
- Find your abdominal breath and relaxed breathing patterns
- Let go of clenching and muscle tension through relaxation exercises and postural awareness
- Use positive mental imagery and avoid irrational thinking
- Find deep belly laughter, even in the midst of a panic episode
- Eat well with calming foods and advice on supplements.

The ten easy steps in this book will help readers to control their fight or flight response and overcome panic attacks naturally and permanently.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848192461
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 02/21/2015
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr Sandra Scheinbaum is a licensed clinical psychologist, Institute for Functional Medicine certified practitioner, board-certified senior fellow in biofeedback, certified yoga instructor, nutrition coach, and the Director of Feed Your Mind Wellness Programs. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University. A former panic sufferer, she has practiced mind-body medicine for over 30 years, successfully teaching hundreds of clients to overcome panic. She lives in Illinois and is the author of How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Preface: My Personal Journey from Anxious to Calm 7

Step 1 Let Go of "Fearing Fear" 15

Step 2 Recognize Panic as Your Alarm System at Work 23

Step 3 lake Slow Belly Breaths 31

Step 4 Let Go of Clenching 40

Step 5 Imagine Something Good 51

Step 6 Think Rationally 73

Step 7 Distract Yourself 95

Step 8 Eat Calming Foods 116

Step 9 Use Natures Medicine Chest 140

Step 10 Embrace Your Character Strengths 158

Appendix I Resources 171

Appendix II Basic Recipes 177

Appendix III 7-Day Character Strengths Diary 180

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