paper bag?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Steely, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    So, whatta you think? If my anxiety continues to spiral do you think breathing into a paper bag will help?:sad-very:
    If I just had a months worth of valium, you know...................just maybe.
  2. Sara PA

    Sara PA New Member

    Only if you are hyperventilating.
  3. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    You need a break!

    Try: (slowly)

    Find a quiet place that is very comfortable.
    Darken the room.
    Have some white noise or soft instrumental music in the background.
    Close your eyes.
    Take three cleansing breaths.
    Call up a good memory - a time and place that you enjoyed that you ended the event feeling great.
    See the items and people of the memory.
    Hear the sounds of the memory.
    Taste any food that was in the memory.
    Feel the textures to the memory.
    Relive that memory.
    Relive that good feeling.

    Repeat the above steps often.

    You have so much going on right now - make sure you focus on your needs also. Do anything you can to control your anxiety. Take one thing at a time and don't let other items distract you - you will find the time to deal with everything. Don't let anyone rush you through anything.

    Anxiety is a bully - it enjoys getting you riled - don't let it - you can get through this - stay calm.

    Take care of YOU!
  4. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    Peppermint, altoids or gum, helps me alot when I start having an attack, I actually have an attack if I do not have any with me, how sad is that?