1. Pick the smallest and farthest object across the room that your eyes are able to see.
2. Stare at this object as if you are trying to burn a hole through it with your eyes. Stare so intently as if you very life depends upon it.
3. Take slow deep breathes and try to blow the object away.
4. Repeat until panic attack resolves.
This is a Zen Buddhist mediation trick of "emptying the mind." Because panic attacks are the result of the mind racing, we need to rapidly cause the mind to stop. What this trick does is force the mind to only think of one thing and one thing only. Once this happens, the thoughts causing the panic attack can no longer race. This causes the person to feel better almost immediately.
Now, this is not a permanent solution, but a mere band aid in order to survive until the cause of the panic attacks can be resolved. For a permanent solution, check out this video.
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