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Can You Draw A Panic Attack?

I've said it before: ideally, it's best to be there, Ram Dass-style, when you're experiencing a panic attack. That's how you'll learn to accept and overcome those uncomfortable sensations.

Of course, getting to that point can be difficult -- very difficult, in fact. While I'm a huge advocate of cognitive behavioral therapy, I have to admit this -- I've done CBT with five different therapists now, all with slightly different ways of approaching panic and anxiety.

I've definitely seen some improvements, but I still panic....
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My TEDx Talk: Anxiety — Hibernate, Adapt, or Migrate?

Awhile back, I wrote about how nervous I was to speak at my local TEDx event in Williamsport, PA.

I was pretty scared. Would I get lightheaded? Would I pass out? What if I couldn't remember anything I wanted to talk about?

I wanted to talk about panic attacks. I wanted to talk about how hard it was to work in a call center while dealing with panic disorder. I wanted to talk about those dreadful "inspirational" posters on workplace walls and I wanted to...
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