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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 8/13/2009 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone one hope all is well with everyone! My computer went on the blink and has been in the shop but I got it back now which i'm very thankful for. My anxiety has been high here lately and i've had a few bad attacks. I've really missed coming here to get opinions and support and boy have I needed it lately. Actually my therapist thinks some of my anxiety is due to me not being able to come on here and get support from you guys. Group is going good and so is therapy I'm just trying to pin point whats causing my anxiousness as you all know it makes you feel like you are gonna go crazy. But anyway glad to be back....April

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 8/13/2009 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning AprilT28

I am glad to hear your computer is up and running.  I do understand how you miss coming here and talking with the members when you computer is feel like you have lost a vital link to your support system. 

I had the same thing happen last week end as my DSL service was down for a bit over 24 hours and I missed being able to talk to everyone.  I found myself going to the computer trying to access internet frequently until I finally decided to leave it be and check it the next morning.

When  you are feeling anxious try not to over think what is causing the anxiety but learn to use techniques to deal with the anxiety. I know you are in therapy and group sessions and I am very proud of you.

When you start to feel anxious try this breathing exercise:

Three-Part Breathing

Find a place where it's quiet.

Sit in a straight back chair with both feet on the floor or lie on the floor with a straight spine.

Begin inhaling by expanding the abdomen (let it inflate like a balloon), then move the breath into your rib cage and, finally, all the way into your upper chest.

Exhale by reversing this action; begin at your collarbones and exhale down through your rib cage and into your abdomen. Contract your abdominal muscles as you finish exhaling.

You might find it helpful to lightly place your right hand on your abdomen and your left hand on your rib cage to help direct the breath on its journey.

Begin by practicing for one minute and then gradually lengthen the practice to five minutes.

This technique helps to eliminate shallow chest breathing and encourages full exhalation and inhalation.

Once again, there's no need to push yourself or judge yourself for being anxious. The idea is simply to be quiet for a short time and notice your breath.




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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 8/14/2009 3:42 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome back! Technology can be such a pain. Hope you are able to follow through with Kitt's advice-

All the best,

Maz XX

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