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coolj

420d

what alternative therapies has helped anyone with agaraphobia or panic attacks

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    • DragonflyHKD

      414d

      @coolj Other than those skills, I got this short grounding mantra from mintfaery on YouTube that I say in two ways: Original - Mother Earth, the strength within me meets the strength within you. We are bound, unbreakable. My roots reside in your core. I am safe, I am home. I am safe, I am home. I am safe, I am home. My version - Vast universe, the strength within me meets the strength within you. We are bound, unbreakable. My quarks emerged from your core. I am safe, I am home. Etc.

    • coolj

      419d

      Thanks a lot.I would like to know your grounding techniques. Appreciate it

      • DragonflyHKD

        414d

        @coolj Other than those skills, I got this short grounding mantra from mintfaery on YouTube that I say in two ways: Original - Mother Earth, the strength within me meets the strength within you. We are bound, unbreakable. My roots reside in your core. I am safe, I am home. I am safe, I am home. I am safe, I am home. My version - Vast universe, the strength within me meets the strength within you. We are bound, unbreakable. My quarks emerged from your core. I am safe, I am home. Etc.

      • DragonflyHKD

        414d

        @coolj I like to do box breathing, I think it's called. It's usually pretty subtle and no one notices. I breathe in let's say for 4-6 seconds, hold breath for the same amount of time, breathe out the same, hold breath again and repeat the cycle. I also will tap each toe or thumb and fingers and say "I. Am. Here. Right. Now." with each tap. I also try to notice and name different colors in the room/area in my head to help me focus on something else when I'm feeling panicked. So like green cup, pink hat, blue couch or whatever else is around.

        • coolj

          414d

          @DragonflyHKD thanks so much for sharing that👍

    • coolj

      419d

      👍

    • DragonflyHKD

      419d

      This isn't alternative but the standard slow exposure along with the right meds and therapy has helped me over time. Also having a safe place to live and a supportive partner helped. I'm able to drive further out to appointments, for errands or hobbies by myself during certain times of the day now. Grounding techniques also help me a lot. I can go into more detail about various ways to practice grounding if you'd like. I also have a grounding affirmation/mantra I use to help me feel safer when I'm starting to feel panicked that I'm also happy to share if interested. Just let me know.

    • coolj

      420d

      What exactly did it solve

    • sleepswithsixpillows

      420d

      I'm on medical marijuana it helps a lot

      • DragonflyHKD

        419d

        @sleepswithsixpillows I'm in favor of cannabis use if it's helpful or fun for folks. It's not my thing but I'm glad it helps you! I've tried it before and it made me feel like time was cut into pieces so I couldn't remember what happened 5 minutes ago. At a lower dose, I felt a bit off as well, not like myself. So I'd probably urge folks to be cautious but I know there are plenty of cases where it's been a great help. I definitely feel like it's got a stigma it doesn't deserve despite the fact that it didn't work for me.

      • coolj

        420d

        @sleepswithsixpillows is it addictive

        • sleepswithsixpillows

          420d

          @coolj no not at all

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