A panic attack is an awful experience. Most of the time our perception of what could happen is much worse than what can actually happen. Many clients believe that the feelings of lightheadedness or dizziness means they will pass out or the heart racing means that a heart attack is surely on its way. Luckily, this is not the case; it is only your anxious brain spiraling out of control. At Light On Anxiety, we work with clients to recognize when our brain is taking us down a dreaded path of “What ifs” and “I feel like I’m in danger, so I must really be in danger!” and work to rewire how our brain responds to sensations of anxiety that are uncomfortable but not dangerous. After reading this article, take a moment to rejoice in the fact that panic disorder is treatable and manageable with a little hard work!