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Courage and Panic Attacks
People who have never experienced a panic attack often judge the anxious person
The outsider has no real comprehension of what is happening to the person
experiencing a panic attack and wonders why they fear to do the simplest things.
I know myself that I could not understand how overnight I went from being a
confident young man to someone who became anxious of common everyday
Going places took on a whole new dimension as I constantly evaluated if being there
might trigger a panic attack.
I had to force myself to do very simple things like go to the cinema or drive in traffic.
As a man that type of anxiety really erodes self confidence, as so much of male self
esteem comes from being perceived as strong and brave.
…but here I was afraid to queue at the bank!
Today I know better. Through my own journey and all those I have worked with, I
know now that anxiety disorders have nothing to do with a person’s level of
I know this to be true because I have worked with many people from the ‘bravest’
professions around. Firemen, policemen, soldiers. All of them admired by others for
Some of these individuals would actually prefer to run into a burning building than
stay awake at night with a panic attack.
That sounds strange but it isn’t really. In a burning building they knew what to do and
how to handle the situation. During a panic attack they felt powerless and out of
What you have to remember is that panic attacks and general anxiety have no
relationship to the level of courage an individual has. In fact, it has nothing to do with
the world out there, -it is a problem born out of an internal crisis.
It is easy to feel brave and fearless in the world when your internal world feels safe
but when you feel those internal walls have been breached by fear