Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
I suffer from anxiety. I don't get panic attacks, but what helps with me when my thoughts are racing and I start getting clammy, faster breathing, nausea etc. is to think of the colour black. It sounds similar to what Thekinetic does (I just don't close my eyes), but I simply visualise my mind as being nothing but blackness and it helps stop the anxious thoughts. If I am particularly anxious I find repeating the word 'black' while doing this helps as it gives me something to focus on.
However, this is something you would probably need to do before the actual panic attack occurs. You have to recognise the signs that your anxiety is reaching that threshold and react before you lose that control.