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viviennemma

354d

what meditation methods actually work to maintain anxiety? (rhythmic tapping/meditation/breathing techniques/hypnosis) etc.

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    • A.Very.Anxious.Being

      346d

      I also find that when I am calm but still very anxious, it helps to view myself in the second person and talk to/comfort myself like I would a panicking friend or even child. Softness and care work wonders, even when it's coming from yourself. Even if you do have people to rely on, it never hurts to have your own back as extra support.

    • A.Very.Anxious.Being

      346d

      I also find that when I am calm but still very anxious, it helps to view myself in the second person and talk to/comfort myself like I would a panicking friend or even child. Softness and care work wonders, even when it's coming from yourself. Even if you do have people to rely on, it never hurts to have your own back as extra support.

    • A.Very.Anxious.Being

      346d

      When i get overly anxious to the point where I feel like I'vejustrun a mile, i find it difficult to focus on counting for breathing exercises, so i mostly just breathe in as slow as possible while still getting a full breath, hold it for a moment (not long enough for it to hurt), slowly blow it out (lips formed as if whistling and blowing as if trying to put out a candle), hold for a moment like before, and then repeat until i feel a bit calmer

    • Thymee

      349d

      I don't know too much, but something that helped me was doing the "meet yourself" meditation? Like meeting me myself my spirit and my truest form through meditation and stuff, I don't really know how to describe it. Sorry :(

      • Thymee

        349d

        @Thymee I also will heavily focus on what my life would be like if I was a cat, although I don't know if that's meditation

    • Bakon

      349d

      Guided meditation helps me stay focused on meditation. I also like listening to music and just focusing on the sound.

    • llarskyy

      354d

      progressive muscle relaxation helps me! it's good for falling asleep especially. there's guided videos on YouTube for it.

    • bridgiebee

      354d

      Listening to music with THIS breathing exercise. Plug one side of your nose and breathe in a little bit through that nostril with each beat. Then blow the air out the other nostril (plugging the first one). At the end of the song switch which nostril inhales. Do it for 10 minutes. I took a yoga class at my old college and we did this like every session

    • Bre19

      354d

      Tapping

    • Kingswife

      354d

      I cant do breathing exercises especially if it has to follow a timed pattern or is counted. It makes me so much more anxious. I usually tap my fingers rhythmically. I also have comfort music or essential oils that help calm me

      • MyMelody0820

        352d

        @Kingswife you might enjoy alternate nostril breathing. You just breathe at your own rhythm but hold one nostril down at a time

      • Silence

        354d

        @Kingswife have you tried noise cancelling headphones when you're stressed? I also sometimes just play white noise to tune everything out and it gets rid of all the outside noise so you can try to organise your own ones better.

        • Kingswife

          353d

          @Silence No I haven't, most times when Im anxious, not being able to hear my surroundings makes me more anxious unless I am listening to something comforting to me, like my favorite artist.

    • Silence

      354d

      I actually enjoy breathing techniques, I use headspace which is an app a lot and would personally say it's worth it, especially as my anxiety peaks a lot at night they have super stuff on there, lots of stuff like visualisations, breathing techniques etc.

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Some meditation methods that work to manage anxiety include mindfulness meditation, focusing on breath, progressive muscle relaxation, and deep breathing exercises. Additionally, techniques like the tapping method, 54321 grounding method, and diaphragmatic breathing have been found helpful by some individuals.

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