How to stop a panic attack with frozen meat

How to stop a panic attack with frozen meat

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I’m all about “Not TMI, it’s Transparency”, which is why TikTok is the best social network – a place where people have no problem getting a nude confession in 15 seconds or less. It’s also the awesome People’s Liberation ArmyThis is to explore more… the unconventional side of wellness and mental health trends. My phone and/or TikTok account may or may not have been listening to the last therapy session where my therapist and I were talking about Pandemic Panic Disorder and the hot new coping strategy on the street these days: multifaceted theoryalso known as nervous system hacking.

What are we hacking now?

Basically, the theory is that you can talk to yourself whatever you want about how you’re not being chased by monsters, but your body – or rather your mind – doesn’t care, and will send you on a journey, fight, freeze or fawn whether or not you take a deep breath . So, dealing with the adrenaline rush of panic requires rewiring the automatic responses of your nervous system.

My therapist feels me This podcast is about her And I listened to him twice, trying to absorb as much as possible. I thought it looked cool and was definitely going to look into it once I got back from vacation. Then something happened and it reactivated a little bit of my shock response. Then I had a traumatic memory. Then my anxiety attacks, previously well managed, crept into me again.

Ice your breasts to reduce stress?

Soon I was walking around my house buzzing and crying and neither eating nor sleeping. To break up, I went to TikTok and saw This is a video of a lady’s frozen beef poster under her shirtfollowed by other videos of people putting ice cups in their gym bras, saying “vagus nerve,” “multi-head theory,” “panic attack,” and “shock” over and over.

When I panic, my mind goes offline. Thoughts – the way I live – stop. I needed a way to get back, somehow. So I filled a mason jar with ice, wrapped it in a baby towel, and put it on my chest. My son said, “You’re acting weird.” not mistaken. But immediately, I felt right again.

Is it the placebo effect, or the real deal?

Surely this is just a placebo effect at work, right? I need to find you. I started asking therapists for their thoughts and research vagus nerveAnd icing my breasts as necessary. As always, the internet is torn as to whether this viral hack is “pro advice” or just hacking. It is true that many of the so-called experts on TikTok are not licensed mental health professionals. Many of them are mere mortals trying something that works for them, and, as they say, if it’s okay, do it. To some extent, anyway.

It’s worth noting that many of these content creators claim to be mental health professionals, even if they don’t have any advanced degrees or have not undergone specialized training. They make money from people’s mental health crises. Be wary of these ‘trainers’, ‘teachers’, or ‘documents’. Panic attacks often mimic symptoms of other life-threatening health conditions such as heart attacksAnd it’s always better to get checked out by a real doctor and tell you you have anxiety than to get a heart condition misdiagnosed. If you are in severe mental health distress and have thoughts of suicide or harming yourself or others, seek help immediately by calling 911 or Suicide Prevention Hotline.

There is some truth to this theory

Therapists say there is a scientific reason and therefore a real reason for the chest ice trick to calm you down. “Puting ice, frozen foods, or anything cold can help stop or prevent panic attacks. In terms of treatment, it is called”grounding“–Involve one or more of your senses as a form of distraction,” says Lindsey Manon, LCSW Plaster treatment in Texas. You stop focusing on your anxiety when you can focus on the cold instead.

Another therapist explains the nervous system’s response to cold: “It constricts blood vessels and activates the vagus nerve.” Christina B. Kantavilos, LCSW psychotherapist in Joshua Tree, California. “When the vagus nerve is activated, it takes you from the sympathetic (fight or flight) response to the parasympathetic response (rest and digestion) and slows your heart rate.” Basically, it makes you able to deal with your stress instead of continuing to deteriorate further.

else “ice therapy“Methods like ice baths or cold showers are making viral rounds, and there is actually clinical and anecdotal evidence that they can help people with anxiety and panic attacks. However, it won’t work for everyone or a frightening panic attack.” If your body is too much and is already in a weakened state, it may take longer to clear out a panic attack,” he says Chris TompkinsHe is a psychologist and author. Other grounding exercises It may be more effective.

Objective treatment is more important than ice forces

Keep in mind that ‘it’s important to know though [ice] While it may be a good idea to put ice on your chest in a moment of stress (and if it does, look for it), it’s important Also, check why you got into the freezer in the first place.

Instead of looking for solace only on TikTok, consider talking to a therapist, good friend, or family member. Feeling that you are so anxious and need to calm down is not “normal,” even in these never-ending “unprecedented times.” You deserve a more thorough rest from quickly thawing some meat on the sternum.

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