Welcome to HW, this is a great place to talk about your anxiety and not be judged. I know what it feels like to be misunderstood when it comes to anxiety and panic. I find people don't so much look down on me, rather they just don't understand or know what to do and say and this makes them uncomfortable. So please feel free to vent at will! We get it here.
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My main way for coping with anxiety is to stay active, stay positive and recognise when my thnking becomes unrealistic. When I start reacting overtly anxious in a situation I need to step back and think about what I really have to be afraid of. Usually it's nothing but past experience or negative beliefs in my head. I try and keep myself in the here and now and (try!) not to worry too much about what tomorrow will bring or I get myself tied up in useless knots and "what if" thinking. I hope this helps you out a little. We are a supportive group here at HW and we are a family who help each other out. Again, welcome, I hope you like it here. Meg
Hello and welcome to HealingWell. I am so glad you have found us.
One of the best simple ways to deal with Anxiety is breathing. Simple things like inhale to your lungs full capacity, hold it, then exhale imagining all of the stress to leave your body with the air that is exhaled. Getting yourself to a quiet calm place is another way to help and be able to breathe. Imagining a beautiful scene in your mind, counting to 100, counting your breath and trying to slow it are all techniques that really do help.
Another way of dealing with Anxiety is to be proactive with it. Understand what your triggers are. Think about them. Maybe write them down and the reasons you feel that they are your triggers. Try and focus on solutions to these triggers to avoid it happening in the first place. Maybe even get a loved one to help.
Know your personal limits. One of the chief causes of anxiety is when a person takes on more than he can handle. Know your limits as to what you can do and how much you can do. It will go a long way in reducing anxiety in life. Reducing anxiety is not hard to do once a person knows how to it. The one principle to keep in mind is if you have any doubts about reducing anxiety on your own, seek professional help.
Again a warm welcome to the HealingWell family. Keep posting and know we care.
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It sure sounds like you have a lot going on in your life at the moment. It all seems to hit at once doesn't it?! I'm glad you are going back on the meds and getting therapy, sometimes we just need to re-learn our coping skills in times like this. I wish you all the best, and please let us know how you are going. If you haven't already we have a thread where new members can introduce themselves. If you would like to tell us more about yourself we would love to get to know you better.
You are right, your son needs to accept his responsibility for his actions. Hang in there sweetie and enjoy the day.