A variant, also ineffective, is having uniformed policemen come to schools and warn students about the laws against drug use and the misery of prison. They may feel good for the moment, especially for educators desperate to help, but these warnings also don't work. Rattling on about consequences is akin to jousting with windmills, being unable to see the world as it is, just like Don Quixote. What we need is a Sancho Panza, a fellow companion who comments wisely and with humor and irony, to allow us to change the dialogue. The disconnect between information, in this case cautionary details, and action is massive. If we all acted with reason, in our self-interest, my profession would not need to exist. But it does, and business remains brisk. Ongoing campaigns, public service announcements, and school education programs that teach youth the consequences of their actions have been just as fixed and ineffective as efforts to control the use of drugs. Some youth do appreciate, it's true, the difference between experimenting with drugs and becoming regular users, for instance, or the importance of staying away from the "needle barrier." But prevention programs in schools have relied on adults, whom adolescents are more apt to rebel against than listen to; some programs have recently started to use other youth, peers, to deliver the demand-reduction message, which is an improvement. But still youth face the intrinsic limitations on controlling their behaviors that, in time, the maturation of their brains will provide. I'm so tired; I don't want to get out of bed. Why am I always so tired? No one else seems to have this problem. It's my depression again. It must be back. It seems to be getting worse. Why am I like this? I must have been born this way. No one else I know has this problem. And it never seems to get better.

I'm going to have this depression until the day I die. All I can do is lie here and hope it goes away. Which it never will. And so forth. We can see from this example the way in which depressive thoughts often trap people into experiencing the very thing they are afraid will happen. What begins in this example as a very normal experience that nearly everyone in the world goes through sometimes - the experience of being tired in the morning and not wanting to get out of bed - is used to fuel a downward spiral of depressive thoughts. Panic attacks, as we have seen, operate in much the same way (except, if depressive rumination spirals down, metaphorically speaking, panic thoughts seem to spiral up - into greater and greater intensities). Oftentimes, panic attacks begin from mild feelings of anxiety that are a normal part of life. Many people feel discomfort before public speaking or going to a party with strangers, for example. To feel anxious about these things is normal and not a sign of any mental disturbance. Panic attacks build on these ordinary feelings to trigger a fear of panic. The sense that one might have a panic attack - and that one is prone to panic attacks - often turn this very fear into a reality. Coping imagery requires a person to imagine him or herself coping in a situation that usually causes them great fear. The following describes the sequence of action for dealing with a specific fear, say fear of travelling on a tube train. Once you have your list made out, choose something that has a rating of no more than four or five. (Choosing anything with a higher rating would make it too difficult. A rating lower than two would probably not be challenging enough.) Michelle decided to take standing on the platform that she rated as a five. She then went on to imagine the following. Now, close your eyes and imagine yourself standing on the platform. Use all your senses to imagine the people on the platform, the sights and smells.

Imagine yourself watching the trains come and go and monitor the anxiety you are feeling. Use coping strategies like breathing, anchoring and helpful self-talk to help yourself stay with the event. (Michelle had already been taught how to relax through breathing and had anchored a pleasant memory to a ring she always wore. She knew how her body worked, when anxious, in releasing adrenaline into the system and that her physical symptoms were normal. She had also put together some helpful self-talk such as This will pass, it is OK to be frightened but nothing will happen to me. <a href='http://janeyleegrace.worldsecuresystems.com/redirect.aspx?destination=http://heatall.co.uk/'>My</a> anxiety will pass if I give it time'.) 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