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Online self-help for anxiety/panic.

(9 Posts)
jellyjiggles Fri 18-Dec-15 06:00:54

I need some recommendations please. I've not done any CBT before but I think I'm in need of something to help my thought patterns. I'm waiting for a counselling referral but it could take a while.

ProfessorPreciseaBug Fri 18-Dec-15 08:10:02

Sometimes the simple act of describing things can help...

That is a hint BTW..

jellyjiggles Fri 18-Dec-15 08:28:03

Your hint is too subtle professor. I don't understand what your getting at.

ProfessorPreciseaBug Fri 18-Dec-15 08:44:22

Sorry..

What are your thought patterns?
Why do you think you need help?

It is difficult to make recommendations without some more info...

jellyjiggles Fri 18-Dec-15 14:01:49

Ruminating is my biggest problem. Also too long reflecting on the past and having regrets rather than focusing on the future, the past has been gone and isn't to define me.

I become very self critical and unforgiving when my depression hits.

ProfessorPreciseaBug Sat 19-Dec-15 08:52:46

Anythng particular in the past that has lead to now?

jellyjiggles Sat 19-Dec-15 09:08:23

Just silly mistakes, drunken nights, bad relationships. From years and years ago I might add!

Basically my mind has gone into overdrive and instead of my usual view on these things which is something will remind me of it 'oh dear, lol. Now what's for tea today'. It's there all the time ruminating I'm over thinking it in minor detail, negative thoughts creeping in and taking over.

The healthy me sees all this as life experience that's happened but no longer needs energy. General growing up. The depressed anxious me sees it as dreadful, appalling, terrible. Apparently it makes me a horrendous person.

I'd like to point out rationally these are nothing more that teenage/early adult adventures. Nothing really bad happened but my brain reacts like I murdered someone (I didn't and never have!)

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Sat 19-Dec-15 09:14:06

Sorry to hear this OP. sounds exhausting.

Have you looked at MoodGym? It's based on proper CBT techniques.

Also how about trying a relaxation app? There are loads but I use Relax by Andrew Johnson. I find the effects are cumulative so doing it every day is best. Takes about 15 mins and is easy and pleasant. I've got the free version.

My friend also swears by Headspace, which you may have heard of? It is a meditation app.

jellyjiggles Sat 19-Dec-15 09:27:33

Yes I do meditation and breathing exercises. I walk a couple of miles most days and I'm trying to eat well, drink more water. I don't drink or smoke.

I'm going to like at mood gym!

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