Jan 30, 2008
TO STOP AN ANXIETY ATTACK IN PUBLIC
Here is a technique you can do if you are having an anxiety attack in public. It only takes about a minute and it really works.
1. Calm yourself with Relaxation Breathing - gently breathe in and out, while saying "calm" and "relax".
2. One at a time, starting from your feet and working your way up your body, tense up all the muscles in your body - like a stiff board.
3. Bring together your first finger and thumb to make a circle (use one or both hands.) Clench the fingers together as tight as you can. As you do this, picture all the anxiety within you draining into these two circles. Say to yourself, "drain, drain," as you picture your anxiety draining out of your system. Release your fingers and try to flick the anxiety away from you.
4. Repeat these three steps two or three times - or however many times you need to feel better.
Also - remember that exercise can be a great way to rid your system of anxiety. So get out there and MOVE YOUR BOD!!