Many people are challenged by needing to stay in one place for procedures...even standing in line at a store can trigger panic for some...so needing to remain in a chair for an extended amount of time can be hard, and you are not alone.
Since you have some time, there are a few things that you can practice and work to prepare yourself with before next week.:)*Envisioning a good outcome
. Imagine the whole procedure, from first sitting down, to the color application, to sitting under the dryer, to the wash out...
See yourself calm and handling every part of the appointment without getting panicked. Imagine only calm, smiles and laughter as part of your experience.*Use your coping skills.
Practice your breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and positive mantras!!!
The more you are practice and comfortable with these, the more they can serve you if you need to put them into practice at your appointment.*Take breaks if you need to.
If you feel you are getting panicky...ask when you can get up temporarily to go walk around a bit and regroup. There is no reason why you can't get up for a bit while your color processes. If you feel that the dryer is going to cause you discomfort...ask instead if you can skip that part of it. You son may be able to hold a handheld blowdryer to your hair...rather than getting under the 'hood' style.
I am betting that you are going to be fine! I am sending positive thoughs that you will have a wonderful, relaxing, fun filled day at your son's salon.:)
Start preparing, and you will do great!
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 3/15/2014 4:53:25 PM (GMT-6)