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Immediate Anxiety Relief...Need Ideas

What are some quick and VERY EFFECTIVE strategies/ways to relieve anxiety and panic attacks. Thanks in advance!


Asked by Anonymous at 9:45 PM on Aug. 28, 2010 in Health

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  • Think about some place that you enjoy. Say the beach. Visualize the breach, smell the sea air, feel the breeze, hear the surf, feel the soft sand and the warm sun. Relax into the sand. Your body feels heavy. Relax. Breathe in slowly, breathe out slowly. Relax your toes, your feet, your legs, your knees... work up your body relaxing each part in turn. Breathe in, breathe out.
    Don't permit outside noises or any other noise or activity, including phone or text, to distract you. If you find your mind wandering, bring it back. You can set an alarm in another room if you like to limit the time. 15 minutes is good the first time you have your tiny vacation.

    Answer by Bmat at 9:48 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Deep breathing, positive self-talk, calm visualizations.

    Answer by lovesergei at 9:47 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Change you environment, if you hot get cold, if you in a noisy place go quiet. Breathe deeply and focus on the slow easy breathing.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 9:48 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Close your eyes take deep breathes and count backwards from 100 until you feel yourself calming.

    Answer by tmmom2 at 10:01 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • xanax

    Answer by kaylan010 at 9:46 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • If've seen it on the list of things to do if your having or have problems with anxiety....Its the endorphines and hormones you release when you do's supposed to make you happy. If your not able Try deep breathing lay down and rest your body and just mind over matter until it passes.

    Answer by Finkette at 9:51 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Do "Tree pose" trust me you can't have a Panic Attack in this posture.Other ideas breathe into a paper bag,go for a walk/drive just get away from the situation that is causing you anxiety and journal find out what your triggers.Hope you are feeling better today.

    Answer by liss05 at 7:38 AM on Aug. 29, 2010