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Just wondering how long you those that have recovered spent practicing this method...?
There have been times where I was fully prepared to face the panic before the situation, yet when stuck on a train or whatever I have been really trying to just say "kill me" but also feeling absolutely terrified of what it was going to do to me whilst I was trapped amongst many other people. People say they reach a point where they just don't care anymore.. how much practice/ how long did it take for you to get to that point? And when do you think your turning point was? Is it just about picking yourself up when you fail and trying yet again? Even though you have not yet fully succeeded in facing a panic attack down 100% and passed through to the other side?

Just interested as I know I have sort of succeeded some days, yet failed many others trying to face down a panic attack.
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I understand your question but the answer is..........it really doesn't matter.

Now please understand I say this with the utmost respect but I'm trying to save you some time and energy cause I know lost so much of both trying to figure this p/a animal out when all I had to do was give up. 

So.......just give up.  Let it go. 

When you do, you will understand my answer. [smile]
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I'm just curious as I know some people seem to be able to just give up the fight instantly.. yet others it takes a little longer to get the hang of the method.

How long did it take you Kelly? Did you have many failed attempts before succeeding?
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I really don't know of anyone giving up of the fight of anxiety instantly. You see, if you have to ask then that likely means that you only want to attempt a method with guaranteed results. But that's like asking to be over your worrying while still worrying. It doesn't work that way. That is asking to be in conscious control of your emotions yet that "control" is the reason your nervous system is in a sensitized state. It's like if repeating a mantra would be the clue to stopping your worrying. "If I repeat this set of words, then after the 1000th time I will be cured of worrying!" Facing and accepting yourself and your anxiety is NOT controlling. And that's the hard part?
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And I had many setbacks over time as I desensitized my nervous system. Attempts? No. "Attempts" means to try and quit. Either you accept yourself the way you are now to give up the constant battle or you don't. Fighting your anxiety is a waste of time and energy.
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Unfortunately those kinds of questions keep you anxious.. Because your are still controlling it by needing to know how long it will take before it's gone.. Acceptance is facing, surrendering and also adapting an attitude of i just don't care.. All your questioning does is heighten the anxiety more.. Because it has no real answer it takes as long as it takes.. Keep focusing on facing and surrendering and you'll know when you have reached the other side...
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