Feeling Anxiety in the Body

If you've had anxiety, you know that along with your thoughts and emotions, there are some clear physical symptoms too. Maybe you've watched your child go through this and it just seems to come out of nowhere, which can make it even scarier. People can feel dizzy, tingly, or have a heard time breathing. It can have kind of a feedback loop- "My heart is racing! I'm panicking now because I feel my heart racing! I can't stop my heart from racing because now I'm panicky!" Sometimes there is a sensation in the body, like dizziness from standing up quickly, and the loop starts all on its own without anything really scary setting it off. The animation on this website by shows what to do to stop the feedback loop. Spoiler alert: It's breathing.  :-)