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Old 09-21-2006, 03:47 PM   #1
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Another method to distract

Hi everyone

I have had anxiety for the past 9 years and have had to deal with panic attacks for the last two years. I get palpatations, skipped beats, racing heart and dizziness quite often. I have just changed GP's as I feel my last one was not taking me seriously. He was putting everything down to anxiety/panic. Anyway this new doctor has told me of a way to distract my thoughts when I start to feel panicked are really axious. It involves seeing, feelling and hearing. You start by looking around at your environment (saying it aloud works better)

Look around you at 5 things you can see with your eyes
Example: I can see a computer screen, Book, keyboard, photo of my kids and a bottle of water.

Next list five things you can feel
Example: I can feel my fingertips on the keyboard, I can feel my bottom on the chair, I can feel my feet on the ground, I can feel my hair on my cheek and I can feel the breeze from the fan.

Next list five things you can hear.
Example: I can hear the buzz of the computer, I can hear the radio in the back ground, I can hear people talking, I can hear the tapping of they keysboard, I can hear the creaking of my chair.

Then you go down to I can see 4 things, I can hear 4 things and I can feel four things.

Keep doing this until you reach one of each and by this stage you are quite calm and distracted. It takes a bit of effort at first but it becomes easier to do as you practise.

You can do it anywhere or anyplace.

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Old 09-21-2006, 04:04 PM   #2
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Re: Another method to distract

Thank you for this information. i will try it tonight. It is so nice when people write in with techniques!

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