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Topic: Things that can help when having an anxiety attack

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. PsychedelicFur
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    327 posts
    11 April 2021

    Hello there, I hope all is well.

    I have started this thread because I think it’s important that people who suffer or people who don’t even suffer from anxiety are aware of things or rituals that can help when having an anxiety attack. I don’t know for sure if this thread as been posted before but I’m wanting to do this because I know how hard it can be to when you are trying to be in the moment when having a panic attack

    some of my favourite things to do when having an anxiety attack is :

    laying down on my bed to try and help me live in the present moment. This helps if I am at home.

    Sometimes going for a walk to gather my thoughts and get fresh air helps me.

    Playing with a fidget spinner, stress ball or small toy helps, immensely.

    Find something to draw, write about or finding something to read.

    Focus on three things you can touch, two things you can taste and one thing that you can smell. It helps distract the mind from anxiety sometimes.

    if you have any suggestions perhaps you could put some responses below.

    all the best, lots of love

    PSYCHEDELICFUR xx

  2. white knight
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    12 April 2021 in reply to PsychedelicFur

    Hi PF

    Some very good advice there. I'm sure readers will benefit.

    TonyWK

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  3. blondguy
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    12 April 2021 in reply to PsychedelicFur

    Hi PsychedelicFur

    Thanks for the super tips when having an anxiety attack. You mentioned the power of distraction which is very helpful as it worked well for me too!

    Great thread topic :-)

    my kind thoughts

    Paul

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  4. Giraffe
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    44 posts
    12 April 2021
    I have an app called smiling mind. I find it very helpful.
    2 people found this helpful

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