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Re: How to calm yourself during an anxiety attack. - August 19th 2014, 07:53 PM

Hi there,

When I'm having anxiety attacks, I focus on my breathing. I count my breaths when they're really fast, and try to get the number lower while putting my hand on my stomach to feel the movements. This may or may not help you because it takes a lot of practice to do it. Perhaps you could try listening to gentle, relaxing music while you focus on your breaths. You could do yoga/meditation as suggested above. You could do something really simple, like write out what you're feeling and why (this helps me sometimes because I get to rationalize everything on one sheet of paper), or you could draw how you're feeling. It depends on how bad the anxiety is, really.

I hope this helped in some way. Take care.

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