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Reducing Fear of Driving with Proper Breathing

Driving can often cause fear, anxiety and panic which creates problems with breathing. By learning a few simple techniques you can easily recognize when your breathing is abnormal and be able to act upon it to prevent any further anxiety. This article outlines the symptoms of driving fear and also how to reduce the problems through proper breathing.

Fear of Driving and Automatic Negative Thoughts

The fear of driving is often complicated, if not caused by, the individuals’ automatic negative thoughts. These thoughts can be scary and irrational, such as the concern that they will veer into oncoming traffic or drive off a bridge. These thoughts are often described as the most bothersome symptom of driving anxiety and they can be the actual triggers for panic attacks while driving. Controlling these thoughts is critical to success in eliminating a driving phobia.

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