No I haven't ever tried that Peach. Actually I started seeing a therapist about a month ago who is trained in CBT and feels that it will really work for me. I am hoping that starting the 1st of the year, we can delve deeper into it.
Welcome to HealingWell and know that we are all here to help you. I am a big fan of CBT as you will find many members are.
Right now thow you are feeling pretty bad. Let's break the spell of the panic attack. First of all do you have any medication for anxiety as this may be one time to just use it and then try to work through the attack with some breathing techniques.
Belly Breath Exercise
1. Lie on your back and place one hand on your stomach and one on your chest.
2. As you inhale, fill your belly with a slow, even breath, and watch your hand rise on your belly and stay still on your chest.
3. Exhale gently and watch you hand fall as you slowly and evenly breathe out.
4. Repeat for five minutes and practice every single day.
Use this technique when you are under stress for relief. It is also important to practice this breathing technique when you are not under stress. Practice when you are watching TV, sitting at a stoplight, before you fall asleep, or during breaks from work. Practicing when you are not stressed will enhance you well-being and give you mastery over the exercise so that when you need it you will be confident in your skills.
What is your dose on the Lexapro if you do not mind my asking?
Let us know how you are doing.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*