Coping Statements To Help With Panic Attacks
by Sefra Kobrin Pitzele
Use any or all of the following positive statements to help you cultivate attitudes of accepting, floating, and allowing time to pass during a panic attack. You may find it helpful to repeat these statements over-and-over. Post them in your car, on the mirror, in your home, etc.
"This feeling isn't comfortable or pleasant, but I can accept it."
"I can be anxious and still deal with this situation."
"I can handle these symptoms or sensations."
"This isn't the worst thing that could happen."
"I'll just ride this through - I don't need to let this get to me."
"I deserve to feel O.K. right now."
"I've survived this before and I'll survive this time too."
"These are just thoughts - not reality."
Last Updated: 10 February 2016
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD