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726d

how do you help calm down anxiety attacks?

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    • sixty

      654d

      I just keep repeating to myself that this will pass.

    • sixty

      654d

      I just keep repeating to myself that this will pass.

    • Dad.of.Many

      726d

      I ground myself: 1. Acknowledge FIVE things you see around you. 2. Acknowledge FOUR things you can touch around you. 3. Acknowledge THREE things you hear. 4. Acknowledge TWO things you can smell.. 5. Acknowledge ONE thing you can taste.

    • cozybunbun

      726d

      I get to somewhere that feels safe. If I'm at home I'll get my weighted blanket and get on the floor. Sometimes I'll go outside if it feels like I'm trapped. An ice pack on my wrist can sometimes feel good. I start trying to resteer my inner monologue to be more rational about the situation. My therapist had me make a kit of things that can calm me down to make it easier. Smelling coffee beans, pictures of pretty food, etc. And if it happened while I was at work I would sit on the floor in the back with my head between my knees.

    • TracieSzakal

      726d

      I read a lot, it's like lil mental vacations and I stretch, listen to guided meditations and journal a lot.

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