Thanks for sharing a bit from Viktor Frankls book! They do teach us to try and face situations that can cause pre-anticipatory anxiety. I have done this and it works. It won’t always work because we can’t always anticipate when a panic attack will occur. I had no fear of open spaces or large groups of people prior to the onset of this horrid panic attack. In hindsight, I was able to look back after experiencing similar situations and try to face them with a set of tools only I was carrying. I have to say, for the most part, it’s worked so I think Victor was on to something :)) With Anxiety Disorder (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), people feel anxious from the time they get out of bed for reasons unknown which leads to a chain of events as the day goes on. I have since found through therapy which I’m still in the midst of attending that I’ve had many triggers in my life and suffer from PTSD which I haven’t written about. There is a light, I can see it! Thanks for sharing this, there is substance to what he spoke of.
Sending you good thoughts, your a kind soul.