The key to ending panic attacks, is to recognize the exact moment in which things escalate. At this point you have two options:
#1) Get comfortable with your sensations knowing this is yet another episode of heightened anxiety
#2) Flee or run to a ‘safe zone’ where you begin feeling slightly better
Option #1 builds confidence and begins the cycle of turning your anxiety switch off, option #2 keeps you in the cycle of fear-adrenaline-fear and digs you deeper in the anxiety hole. In the end it all comes down to thought, option #2 makes you think differently but this kind of thinking can also be conditioned in the face of great fear.