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sunsetslost posted 9/4/2013 15:39 PM

I wanted to share a technique my therapist suggested for coping with anxiety/panic attacks. It works for me because I do a lot of driving for work.

I assign cars or trucks in oncoming traffic a word or emotion. Fear. Anniversary. Anxiety. Regret. Loss. Pain. Then I watch the vehicle pass me by and I project those feelings or emotions leaving my brain and hitching a ride. I don't look in the rear view mirror. It works tremendously well for me. Hope it helps somebody else.

Ashland13 posted 9/4/2013 17:54 PM

Thank you. I'm going to try that.

It's a good place to put those emotions and work to not let them back in, perhaps a way to stop the pattern anxiety makes.

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