Focus on your breathing.
Leave the past in the past and let the future take care of itself. don't over-think what is going on. Just look around you and see where you are and know you are ok.
Welcome to our world, there are many of us and we are all here to help you.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
(((sorry))) for your attack. I was told once by a gorgeous person to look up and out when I panicked. It is so lonely in anxiety that we can often forget to move out of our own self at look at the sky, the trees, even the silly show on telly! Anything that can pull us out of panic, is someting we need to do, no matter how facile.
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.
We have a thread for "New Peeps" to do a intro about themselves. Post as little or as much as you would like. Whatever makes you comfortable.
Again a warm welcome.
Welcome to Healingwell, it's nice to meet you
Buddha, Toe wiggling, that sounds grounding! I hope you don't need to try it either.
Another thing that works for me is saying "I have beaten this before and I will beat it again" over and over until I do, and I know I will continue to.
Anxiety is such a frustrating thing to live with isn't it? Do you take the xanax on a regular basis or just when the panic hits?