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Tips. - June 23rd 2011, 08:17 AM

I have really really bad anxiety. I am on meds, but it doesn't seen to be helping. Does anyone have any tricks or tips that help keep anxiety under control.

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Re: Tips. - June 23rd 2011, 11:21 AM

I used to picture mine and visualise scrunching it up and throwing it away. I know it sounds silly. but for me it worked. I used to mentally tell myself that I was not going to get beaten by this silly little thing. My mum even made me a stuffed thing cause I drew what it looked like, so then I used to squeeze it and beat it up

If it's somewhere public, take a few deep, deep breaths, think about the worst thing that could possibly happen in that situation, and then think about how likely it is. Try and find a safe place too, like somewhere you went as a child, and keep it stored away in your head so if needs be, you can close your eyes for a moment, think of that place and grab that safe feeling and take it with you. [Sometimes an object can help - keep it in your pocket, like a pebble or a bead from that place]

Remember, you always have a choice - if you're going somewhere you don't want, tell yourself "I'm here voluntarily, I can leave if I need to, no-one is going to stop me" because they wont. No-one is going to force you.

I know how difficult it can be trying to cope with anxiety, just PM me if you need any help, cause I'm almost over it but I regret what it ruined, so I don't want it to do the same to anyone else

For me, I thought of how frustrating it was not being able to go to the things I wanted, like parties or holidays, and I used that frustration to say "NO! I want to have a good time and you CANNOT stop me!"

Good luck, ask me if you need anything else. I'm a pro with eating anxiety
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Re: Tips. - June 23rd 2011, 10:49 PM

Something that helps me is thinking about what chemicals and whatnot are being produced in my brain at that very moment that are making me feel anxious. If I can boil it down to a set of simple processes, it seems to become smaller. (This may require a bit of research on your part first--I find it doesn't work as well if I only have a vague idea of what's going on.)
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Re: Tips. - June 24th 2011, 06:13 AM

Thank you both <3

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