When I feel I am having a panic attack, I have to know I am safe right now. I have to remember that the feelings and symptoms are very frightening, but they are not dangerous or harmful.
I know that I am not in any danger. I know that it is a natural response. I have to remember: do not fight your feelings or wish them away. The more I am willing to face them, the less intense they become.
I have to stay in the present, keep my feet on the ground, and know I am getting enough air.
Right now I am starting to relax. I know that I am calmer. I know that I am OK.