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8 Expert-Backed Tips for Dealing with a Panic Attack at Work

The Huffington Post includes tips from Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., on how to manage a panic attack at work

Getting in touch with your breath can help calm your whole body, says Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., a licensed clinical social worker and psychologist.

If you’re able to do it at your desk, Forshee suggests trying some diaphragmatic breathing. Sit comfortably in your chair with your head and shoulders relaxed. Place your hand on your stomach and your chest, then take deep breaths in through your noise and exhale through your mouth, feeling your stomach muscles tighten as you release the air.

“This strategy will physiologically de-escalate their body so they are more likely to bring down their panic attack symptoms very quickly,” Forshee said.

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