Hope you are all well.
I’ve been seeing a lovely therapist for 6 months now and she’s great in helping me to tackle my anxiety attacks. Elevated heart rate and hyperventilation are the main symptoms my anxieties and they are the worst! I don’t freak out anymore (she removed that fear from me) but they are just annoying. Obviously, breathing is the thing against heart racing and hyperventilation. I’ve tried but when I’m experiencing anxiety, my breathing becomes worse and forced. And then when I try to control my breathing it makes it worse. I learned that if I get out of breath for some reason then it can trigger my anxiety attack so the best thing is not to pay attention to it. See my problem here 😂? I really don’t know what to do...shall I power through and keep breathing and reinforce my anxiety? Any advice or similar experience would be appreciated. Thank you xx