Friday, March 6, 2009

The No Panic Button

Relaxation Tip
Draw or doodle aimlessly for a few minutes. Colour like when you were a kid – with no expectation of being “good” at it or making a “pretty” picture – just have fun. Put on your favorite music and dance around your room like “there’s nobody watchin.”

Coping Tips for Panic Attacks

1.Remember that although your feelings and symptoms are frightening, they are neither dangerous nor harmful.

2.Understand that what you are experiencing is merely an increase of your normal reactions to stress.

3.Do not fight your feelings or try to wish them away. The more willing you are to face them, the less intense they will become.

4.Do not add to your panic by thing about what might happen. If you find yourself asking “What if?” try telling yourself “So what!”

5.Stay in the present. Be aware of what is happening to you rather than concern yourself with how much worse it might get.

6.Label your fear level from zero to ten and watch it go up and down. Notice that it doesn’t stay at a very high level for more than a few seconds.

7.When you find yourself thinking about fear, change your “what if” thinking. Focus on and perform some simple, manageable task.

8.Notice that when you stop thinking frightening thoughts your anxiety fades.

9.When fear comes, accept it, do not fight it. Wait and give it time to pass. Do not try to escape from it.

10. Be proud of the progress you have made. Think about how good you will feel when the anxiety has passed. And it WILL pass.

Relaxation skills are taught and practiced twice weekly from 1-1:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Mind and Wellness office in the Student Success Hub. Feel free to drop in for any of these sessions.

Shows massaging of an acupressure point for dealing with anxiety, panic and palpitations

Technique to deal with the anxiety guys have to approach a girl

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