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tfrex

680d

what should I do if I feel an anxiety attack coming on in public

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    • tfrex

      675d

      @pvnkg1rl75 always do for the same reason

    • MusicaMosby

      675d

      A mindfulness technique I sometimes use is called Take 5 or 5-4-3-2-1 Grounding. You slow down and notice 5 things you see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell and 1 thing you can taste

    • ChrissyJ

      680d

      What works for me is to make sure I'm taking slow deep breaths. This makes me feel strange to say but, I count Square objects in the room by fours on my fingers. There are always doors, windows, furniture and books for example. It really forces my brain to think about something other than what I am stressing about. ❤️ Best wishes!

    • pvnkg1rl75

      680d

      I wear headphones before I go shopping anywhere. It drowns out other people and noise, helps me concentrate more, and decreases my anxiety. Better than catching myself in a panic attack off guard.

      • tfrex

        675d

        @pvnkg1rl75 always do for the same reason

    • SlappyMcGhee

      680d

      Try going through the steps of a simple task in your head, in great detail. Imagine doing it step by step. Try to imagine the sensations if you can!

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