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Thread: Create your own "tool box" for soothing anxiety and panic

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    Wow, it's really inspiring to hear that you have been able to beat such strong anxiety and panic!

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    Thank you.

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    The sorts of techniques you've outlined Victoria are also very useful for one of the most common issues that comes up on this site. - Difficulty in dealing with the tumult of emotions that come up after a break up.

    So many people write in about being unable to cope, having obsessive thoughts, being out of control with texting, calling and contacting exes, thinking the bad feelings will last forever, etc, etc. They don't know how to self soothe'.

    What you've described is 'a practice' and many people prefer to just wallow in all of their 'stuff'. You do need to focus on a practice, and practice it! But, hell, it reaps rewards. If even just a few of the practices you've described could be taken on by some posters, their healing and recovery would be made so much easier.

    Maybe you could turn your post into an article for the site?

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    I am not sure how to post it as an article. Thank you for the support , Gollum. I think the hard part is that people don't realize that relapses are normal and they are going to occur. Sometimes when they relapse they give up and think that a method does not work. It is hard but if you give it 100% more likely than not the method does work.

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    Thank you so much victoria. I will try these things. My anxiety has gotten very bad and fortunately I am off work and seeing counsellor this afternoon. I am not on medication for it, but think that perhaps I should be. I feel so overwhelmed at times, and just want to be away from the rest of the world.

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    I hope this helps you some SB. Hugs

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    I'm bumping this, because it's such a good idea to have a coping "tool box".

    A few things in mine:

    1. Walking with my dog or a friend or both

    2. Sitting outdoors or by an open window and listening to the sounds of nature around me

    3. A gratitude practice

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    Thank you for this. I will be doing a few of these for the next little while.

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    Originally Posted by WithLove
    Thank you for this. I will be doing a few of these for the next little while.
    Practice these several times a day every day.

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    I just read this in its entirety. Good for you V!.
    I have GAD and I had a couple panic attacks years ago. Fortunately I don't allow it to get to that point any more.
    It's something we always have to manage I'm afraid
    I am encouraged by your story and how far you've come!

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