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How do you deal with the root anxiety and depression without the meds?

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How do you deal with the root anxiety and depression without meds?

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there's a thread called something like non drug coping techniques- there's a bunch of idea there.

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I am just starting out with some therapies that I believe are going to work well for me. First is cognitive behavioral therapy which helps you be aware of your thoughts and how they trigger physical symptoms. Then you get specific plans in place for catching get yourself before you let adrenaline become fully released. It has been working for me. Also breathing techniques and yoga postures for anxiety. Some I have found on YouTube. Others from my psychologist. Another really promising therapy I just started is a social worker who practices yoga therapy, breathing techniques and visualization and daily affirmations. The daily affirmations you create for yourself to suit your situation. There can be 5 of them. Ie 'I will release any fear or concern around the idea of _______'. Upon waking before you let your mind think of anything you say each affirmation out loud repeating 1 minute for each. This sets your mindset for the day. If you encounter a situation just remind yourself of the affirmation. Finally she has done visualization. We work through a specific issue and she gets me to basically envision it going through my body and themind through a cord attached to my lower back which runs to the center of the earth. Then once all the energy from that issue goes through my body, through the cord to the center of the earth I then am to envision cutting the cord and releasing it. It's a whole 20 minute process that's very effective.

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I am just starting out with some therapies that I believe are going to work well for me. First is cognitive behavioral therapy which helps you be aware of your thoughts and how they trigger physical symptoms. ...

sound great

can i talk with you in privet?

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Diet, yoga, mindfulness, strengthening relationships, EFT, meditation, hydrating, hot baths with epsom salts, magnesium, fish oil, rest, writing, getting my hands in the soil, cuddling my dog, creating patchworks, looking at the moon, having fun with my daughters ...

 

What I discovered is that if you have a whole nest full of tools on the go, that it supports you much better than one tool on it's own.  One tool can break down, and then what?  But a whole nest of them - that's security. 

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