Panic looks like the 5 Circles at the left.
Our definition: panic is the loss of presence of mind due to fear.
The diagram shows Calm, Nervous, Scared, Terrified, Panicked.
The stick figure is the body. The circle is presence of mind.
Panic is a habit that got its start when a frightening experience occurred that was so painful, a person made the decision, "I never want to feel that again." Since then, she has "left" rather than feel it.
No one developed a habit to panic for a silly reason. It made all the sense in the world at the time the decision was made. But it's painful. Eventually, you want more freedom. You've derived your safety from avoiding the situation. Now you want to derive your safety from yourself.
Present the problem and let's discuss how the 5 Circles can fix it.
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