Hyden in pain is my poetry website *painful poems for a painful soul*. My poems speak to many people suffering with anxiety and panic like myself and lets them know their not alone. http://robanaka.wix.com/hydeninpain
Please feel free to expand on any ideas opinions or thoughts members may have for preventing or decreasing anxiety and panic for our future generations
Rob Hyden in plain sight
How I picked my handle sitting alone one night
I picked the name carefully meaning Rob Hyden in plain sight
Easy to remember if you ever have to try
The only thing to remember is I spell it with a Y
Expressing thoughts, ideas and feelings through artistic therapy has created many artists, and captured important moments, achievments and gaols throughout their lives..
Art therapy can help everything from maintaining a level balance, clear focus.and positive attitude. Or it can be extensive therapy for a manic enhanced episode of artistic creation. Art therapy gives the artist a format to express their thoughts and feelings and help manage ADD, OCD, stress,panic,.deppresion, and many other inflictions..
You do not need to be artistic to benifit from art therapy It's simply a method of expressing feeling and thoughts in a creative format, this can be anything writting, singing, drawing, designing, or anything to help you focus and maintain a healthy life style.
Try it you might like it
I relaxed my thoughts refreshed my mood and try to clear my mind.
This is my ritual preparing for battle against the Anxiety grind
The wave of stress and the smell of panic greets me at the door
I take a deep breath and focus my thoughts and bravely enter the store.
I begin to rhyme and create some lyrics and keep my panic chained
My thoughts are deep my focus is strong my Anxiety is restrained
I took on the challenge, conquered my fears and won the battle today
I'm doing much better, feeling much stronger and refuse to run away
Tomorrow is another day
This is the poem I created while I was stuck in a check out line today, it made it possible to complete my Anxiety adventure with very little stress.
To take the focus away from the Anxiety really helps me in uncomfortable situations
I have recently joined ASN but already it has help me understand the overwhelming amount of people with the same symptoms I have, I mean exactly the same. It's strange to hear people discribe their anxiety episodes with such detail, it almost feels like their talking about me. When I read these comments and they sound so familiar I feel sad for them but comforting for me to know I'm not the only one.
Being a borderline agorophibic this is probably the closest I will ever get to therapy. ASN gives me a platform for learning, listening, sharing and caring with a community as concerned for managing their anxiety as I am
Anxiety is a lot more common then people may know, most people think of it as a mental condition and are ashamed to admit to it. I think education and awareness about the symptoms and treattment for anxiety could create an atmosphere of acceptance and relief for people suffering from it
When I try to explain what it's like to have a panic attack people could never understand what it's like, but now I see many people know exactly what it's like.
Thank You ASN
I earlier posted two personal thoughts in poems I wrote and this is new for me. I have been managing my anxiety and panic for over thirty years. I have been on several different meds, learned all the breathing exercises and distraction methods, I even keep a journal of my thoughts.
I was in a line up one day and I could feel the panic building but this was not a situation I could just rush out of. I remembered the distarction method so I started to created lyrics in my head and became so engulfed in what I was doing the panic faded quickly and I made it through my appointment.
Some times this can be the difference between I can or I can't, I'm not saying this would work for everybody but it can't hurt.
When your anxiety is kicking in your brain is over loading with fear and panic and needs positive stimulation and focus to correct the problem. this can be almost anything, sing a song,write a note, do a puzzle or any thing positive to distract the anxiety.and control the moment.