252: Tom Bunn | How To Stop Panic Attacks Fast

Apr 27, 2020 | Interviews, Podcast


Today on the show is Captain Tom Bunn. A few weeks ago, I had a panic attack for the first time in my life. I found a book that I thought would help me through this process written by a former commercial airline pilot that ran a fear of flying school. During that process, Captain Tom stumbled upon some solutions to help people who are suffering from panic attacks. If you are finding yourself randomly having anxiety or panic attacks in the middle of this COVID-19 business, this episode is for you.

In This Conversation We Cover: 

  • [04:09] Getting the word out on preventing panic attacks
  • [10:35] Redirecting your thoughts
  • [12:18] How oxytocin inhibits the release of stress hormones
  • [15:44] Rob’s personal scenario with claustrophobia and panic attacks
  • [20:03] Walking Rob through the calming techniques
  • [43:27] An exercise you can use to regulate your stress
  • [50:53] How long it takes for your subconscious to pick up these techniques
  • [54:52] Why people are feeling panic attacks from the pandemic 
  • [57:33] Vegal break vs oxytocin producing memory

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Ciao! We’re Rob & Kim. Over the past two-decades we’ve lived by one motto, “Excuses are over. it’s time to live!”

In August of 2021, we put our motto to the test, sold everything and moved our family to Italy.