Shall It Be Panic Attacks … Or Fun? … by Alice B. Clagett

Revised; originally published on 22 August 2013 

Dear Ones,

This video has a couple of suggestions for dealing with anxiety attacks. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones,

This is about panic attacks and generalized anxiety disorder. I think, when I get anxious … even a little bit anxious … my breathing gets caught up in my throat, and so my guess is that the symptoms of anxiety could be alleviated by doing long, deep breathing, like in yoga. I think that is a first choice.

You know, they sometimes say that one of the reasons people smoke cigarettes is so that they can start long, deep breathing. But I think it is a lot better to just start the breathing, and not worry about the cigarettes.

And the other suggestion I have, has to do with switching from linear thought … from left-brain thinking, logical thinking … to some kind of simple, creative, fun endeavor … like something from childhood. It could be hop scotch. It could be jungle gyms. It could be swinging on a swing. Or it might be coloring, especially with those special little pencils, those colored pencils. You can color a complicated mandala from the internet, or just about anything.

And the thing I have found about that is, it completely cuts off the left brain, and starts me into something that I really love to do, and that is fun. And I forget all about being anxious or upset.

Those are my unconventional solutions. Talk to you later.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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