This section is dedicated to techniques and activities often used by sufferers of mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Medical and FDA Disclaimers Below.
Depression and Anxiety
Techniques and Activities:
NOTE: It’s good to have a “Rescue Kit” = meaning a predetermined list of things you use to help you through one of your attacks.
Note: Breathing techniques for anxiety are very popular online. Please look for up-to-date information and check with your physician.
One of our favorites:
Count 5 things you see,
4 things you can touch,
3 things you can hear,
2 things you can smell,
1 thing you can taste.
Visualize a safe place:
Again, there is a lot of information online about this. To sum-up you visualize a “safe-place” to help you calm your breathing during and after an anxiety attack.
TO BE DIFFERENT, we will list some of our favorite “safe” places to help you think. Sometimes it’s a simple image, sometimes it’s a strong memory or image.
Family Home (specific room?), Bear at the zoo (or other animal)
Fish tank (how many fish?)
Birds (flying, perching, diving….)
Tree (Leaves in the wind)
Favorite TV show (specific scene, comedy, drama, whatever works)
Favorite Comic Strip
Search online for “Fidget Toys” or “toys for ADHD for adults.” Some are small, pocket sized; perfect for hiding an anxiety talisman on your person.
Coloring Books; Mandalas for Adults
Do a search on your computer for area Tai Chi classes. Consider a Tai Chi DVD. Consider looking up Tai Chi exercises on Youtube. Don’t forget to check your local library for books and DVD’s on Tai Chi.
More information on Tai Chi:
10 Best Acupressure Points to Relieve Anxiety, Palpitations, and Nervousness.
Sleep Hypnosis for Anxiety Anxiety and Depression:
Sleep Hypnosis for Anxiety Reduction & Reversal:
Anxiety & Depression Relief – Sleep Hypnosis Session By Thomas Hall: Youtube
(there are other videos by Hall, as well as some others simular videos by other hypnotherapists.)
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