Regulars will know that I like to play with words but this one holds a depth of pain for far too many.

Panic is not something I really know but I’ve watched too many debilitated by panic attacks.

They know the theory well that it’s all in their mind but that doesn’t stop the overwhelming paralysis that strikes each time. Frozen they struggle to move or speak for it renders them totally weak.

Techniques abound but each person needs to find their own ‘fix’. Main thing is to weaken their impact, less frequently, less strong and be reassured that they will come out the other side.

So rather than write my usual poem I decided to alert those not in the know to how others get panicked. Patience and kindness is needed to support them during an attack.

Daily Prompt:  Panicked