Im unsure as to how to control my anxiety attacks from happening once they reach a certain point in public. I try to do breath work, but it’s hit or miss… what do you all recommend I try?

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • Sunshine_Sue


    Hi, when this happened to me I couldn’t do anything to stop it after a certain point. Now at the first sign of an attack I excuse myself from the situation and take that time to regroup and have “self talks” with myself and remind myself that I am ok. Things are fine. Sometimes it works and other times I’ve had to leave completely from whatever I was doing. I try to be kind to myself if I can’t bring my anxiety or panic attacks down. I will pray for you to be successful in handling your anxiety! 🤗

  • Nefelibata


    I use what I call my anxiety box. I made it when I was 14 or so and use it often since. So you close your eyes and form some sort of box or container. Imagine the shape size, shape and color whatever matters to you. Also it can have a lid. Mine is a trash can because it is big and the first thing that came to mind. I even decorated it 😆 Mentally, write on the box "to address at a different time for my mental health" or something similar. Next open the box of choice and put your anxiety in the box, close the lid and put it up where it belongs.(it can be a shelf, under your bed, or in a tree it doesn't matter your choice) When you have an attack, while breathing slowly, get that box out and put your anxiety in it then put it back up. It was hard for me to learn to use this and sometimes it doesn't work well but I hope it helps💕

  • Hannahorwhateverr


    Find four things you can see, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste whether it be what you're tasting currently or what you can look at and have a thought of what it tastes like. This is called grounding it will keep your mind off of the current thoughts running through your head and drive your attention to something else breathing doesn't always work but it definitely helps!

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