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Anyone have helpful tips to ground yourself during a panic attack? I’m currently in the midst of one and trying my techniques but struggling.

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    • UCBree

      656d

      Stare at yourself in a mirror and tell the panic it can't and won't hurt you. Also, splash cold water on your face. This stimulates the vagus nerve, and that will help you calm down. ❤️

    • Heather17

      656d

      I have my husband squeeze me tight. Or if I'm alone I wrap myself in a blanket or towel and then breathe in through my nose and out my mouth

    • SMX

      656d

      I look at myself in the mirror too sometimes but cause when I see myself crying and freaking out I see myself from like the outside as just this person going through something, that’s weirdly grownding

    • Niniluv

      656d

      My therapist told me of a technique I’m not sure the name but essentially its 5,4,3,2,1. 5 things you can see, 4 things you can feel/touch, 3 things you hear, 2 things you can smell and 1 thing you can taste or want to taste. It brings you back down to reality and works pretty good for distracting your brain.

    • AEL93

      656d

      Running cold water in the sink on your hands. ice pack to the chest. Also try grounding yourself by using your different senses (see, touch, smell, etc.)

    • izle

      656d

      Listen to some music you know will calm you!

    • UCBree

      656d

      Stare at yourself in a mirror and tell the panic it can't and won't hurt you. Also, splash cold water on your face. This stimulates the vagus nerve, and that will help you calm down. ❤️

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