OCD and panic attacks are often overlapping. The anxiety that comes with fearing the worst, is often culminating in a panic attack. The normal reaction when sensing the discomfort of anxiety, caused by fears and worries, is to try to run away from it. There are so many other ways to handle discomfort, none of which are ‘natural.’ It is so natural to run away from discomfort!
One question could be: What triggers this type of discomfort? You will find that in most cases the discomfort is triggered by the fear of experiencing another phase of discomfort! A self-fulfilling prophecy, rather reliable and undeniable.
When the discomfort manifests as feared, we have the proof that we were right as our fear to experience anxiety or panic has come true again; and so the vicious cycle is maintained. Soon after this one is over we’ll fear another, similar discomfort to be ahead of us. And again, we’ll be right, unless we use a trick that will interrupt this predictable continuation.
The trick I am talking about has saved the lives of innumerable people who were caught by panic attacks and the accompanying discomfort. If you are interested to learn more about this method, click here.