chantal.831

164d

How do feel more connected when my anxiety constantly causes me to feel disconnected for my own body?

Anxiety (Including GAD)

acute lethargy

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  • Cribsy

    164d

    Try and list things you see and hear around you. Such as colours, talking, people, animals, shapes, music, smells, tastes. If it's overwhelming leave to somewhere more comfortable

    • chantal.831

      164d

      thank you 🙏

      • Nick223

        164d

        I know Exactly how you feel had an episode last night just relax practice deep breathing change diet exercise & do what you love that will take your mind a little off the situation it’s all mental no one can help us but us

    • MamaFG

      164d

      , I do something very similar. I find: 5 things I can see, 4 things I can hear, 3 things I can feel/touch, 2 things I can smell, and 1 thing I can taste. I've also take a shot of pure lemon juice. It seems to shock me back into a more comfortable state. I also carry a rollerball of peppermint oil and one of lavender oil. I just roll one or both on pulse points and concentrate on the smell.

  • rynnrynn

    164d

    I’ve found yoga really helps keep me grounded! I also use a lot of fidget toys. Peppermint essential oil and really strong mints are my go to when I’m out in public or at work.

    • chantal.831

      164d

      I’ll have to try that. thank you!!

  • KrystenMaree

    164d

    My favorite jewelry is anything I can fidget with. It brings me back to feeling reality still while trying to break through the surrealistic feelings I feel. I dissociate a lot but learn to ground myself and also consciously being aware about it happening to you helps me too. I can take a second to realize what I'm doing and look to my coping mechanisms.

    • chantal.831

      164d

      what are your coping mechanisms?

  • Green_Goblin

    163d

    Learning and discovering new grounding techniques. I've been trying to add more "tools" to my "toolbox" (coping strategies are my tools)

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