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SaraLeo

554d

What's a helpful way to cope with a panic attack?

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    • SaraLeo

      551d

      @Bre19 Are there any good ones you'd recommend?

    • Bre19

      551d

      Videos of deep breathing help me it counts for you

      • SaraLeo

        551d

        @Bre19 Are there any good ones you'd recommend?

    • Aella

      551d

      Grounding techniques are very good, but there is also a very thin line between anxiety and excitement in our brain. If you can find something in your mind that you are excited about in your near future or that's happening in your life, that can pull certain people out of panic attacks (that's what I do when breathing exercises and grounding exercises don't help me)

      • SaraLeo

        551d

        @Aella That's interesting! I'll definitely try that. Ty!

    • Knock

      552d

      Dumping your head in cold water or a cold shower will restart your body also you can try mindfulness/meditation but they way to combat panic attacks Is to look at your life and reflect is anything is stressing you out. Fear is the root cause of panic attacks Is there anything bothering you?

      • SaraLeo

        551d

        @Knock Yes there is, I'd tell you but it's quite a lot to unpack, lol. I splashed my face with freezing cold water which really helped, it was like giving myself a slap on the face to just get it together

    • LeighShinoda

      554d

      Grounding techniques, I use my senses, 5 things I can see, 4 things I can hear, 3 things I can touch, 2 things I can smell and 1 thing I can taste. And usually by the time I've done that, it's over (I just have to deal with the migraine that follows).

      • SaraLeo

        553d

        @LeighShinoda Thank you for the advice! I had one awhile ago and I tried it, and it helped a little! I was just too jittery and anxious to actually concentrate though

        • LeighShinoda

          553d

          @SaraLeo It takes focus (which is hard in the midst of an attack) and practice. But the point of it is to get your focus off the attack (and/or whatever is causing the attack).

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