Your breathing becomes restricted, your mind races, fear wells up seemingly out of nowhere and you begin to think that you'll completely lose control.
You may also experience, sweating, shakiness, an inability to swallow and an intense fear that you'll die or have a heart attack.
Panic attacks occur because the fight/flight mechanism gets activated from too much stress.
The Sympathetic Nervous System gets activated.
It's a primordial response to danger.
The worst part of being a panic attack sufferer is the fear that you'll have another one, which only exacerbates the problem even further.
This is how panic disorder develops.
The good news is that panic attacks can be healed.
I used to suffer panic attacks and successfully healed my disorder using relaxation methods including a daily yoga and meditation practice.
This was before I was introduced to energy therapies which have been proven to help anxiety and panic attack sufferers.
They help to activate the Parasympathetic Nervous System which works to maintain balance, peace and calm.
One of my favorite energy therapies is the ZPoint process.
ZPoint is a remarkable process that works at a very deep level of the subconscious mind.
The process uses a cue word and when you repeat your cue word like a mantra after the practitioner repeats various statements, you release deeper and deeper layers of upset and eventually peel away all the layers of the "onion" of anxiety.
As long as you commit to some sort of daily relaxation practice, you'll soon find that you experience fewer and fewer anxiety and panic attacks.
Your body will get used to this new energetic pattern of relaxation and it will become a habit for it to remain calm under pressure.
Even 10 minutes a day of ZPoint, meditation, yoga or other form of relaxation will pay dividends in the long run.