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    Pacing - Described

    I'm going to attempt to explain 'how' to pace....  I previously wrote Pacing introduction, to explain the reasoning behind pacing, now is the practical....   To pace, is to take the necessary time, YOU need, to complete a task, whilst maintaining correct posture and...
    rockyj rockyj
    31-35, F
    Jan 22, 2009


    One of my favorite coping strategies for chronic pain is distraction. For distraction to really work, you have to find something that you get completely and totally mentally involved in. My distraction is video games. When I'm in a lot of pain, and either I don't want to take a...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2008

    Controlled Breathing.

    My Understanding of Controlled Breathing, is that, it is Diaphragmic, Slow, 'controlled' and Mindful Breathing - which is especially good for Anxiety, Panic and Stress.... but is also the gateway to a lot of other relaxation techniques, visualization, mindfulness and even...
    rockyj rockyj
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 18, 2008

    Tranquility In Confusion

    When I was a kid, the television was always on in my house.  My mom had a hearing problem... it gave me a reading problem.  Deeply enamoured by the good book, I learned to suppress the blinding noise from my mind.  There was always yelling, nagging, anger...
    SeraphicWannabe SeraphicWannabe
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2008

    Tortured Soul

    I am just like you ... ...a tortured soul. Maybe that's why you cannot get enough of me.... I am the answer to all your troubles.... Or so you think.... But how can we work together if we both lack direction? Oh fuckkk it... All this wondering leads nowhere in anyway...
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    Jun 24, 2013

    Tips For Anxiety Sufferers.

    My therapist gave me a card with these tips to help me cope with anxiety and panic: 1. Remember, feelings of panic are just exaggerations of normal bodily stress reactions. 2. Sensations are neither harmful nor dangerous - just unpleasant. Nothing worse will happen. 3...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2010

    Meditation Walking.

    I learned this technique at at the Pain Management Centre.  It is especially good with reducing muscle tension and pain when walking.  It apparantly is also a technique that is used on forced marches in the millitary, to help people keep going when they'd normally...
    rockyj rockyj
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2008

    I Can'T

    ...be your friend without falling in love with you. Hence the distance.... You would destroy me.... We will destroy each other.... And i am afraid the damage is already inflicted.... I do not wish to incur more damage to us both - worse so than it already is. Why can't you...
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    Jun 24, 2013

    Southern California Drivers Prime Cases For Chiropractic Care

    If you are like thousands of other commuters, staying in Orange County and doing the daily commute to LA downtown, or further, you may be setting yourself up to some serious back issues. Especially in Southern California, we are almost living off our cars. Ask any Los Angeles or...
    southcounty southcounty
    31-35, M
    Feb 24, 2009

    This I know is a bit of an odd way to cope with

    my mental health issues when I'm trying to hold off on self harming (a bad coping strategy that I cannot beat) for whatever reason...but I imagine myself talking to someone (usually someone I will never ever meet but someone I feel drawn to...atm it's Chef Gordon Ramsay - I'm...
    MentalGirl666 MentalGirl666
    18-21, F
    Dec 23, 2015

    What Works For Me.

    Sometimes I cut. But i try not to do that anymore. I'm not your average anything. Anyone. Anywho... My therapy used to be all about trying new coping mechanisms. I've come across a couple good ones. And when I say good, I mean that they work, not that they're good for me. I guess...
    xXxInSoMniAckxXx xXxInSoMniAckxXx
    26-30, F
    Mar 3, 2012

    Pacing Introduction.

    What is pacing and why is it relevant? It's one of the hardest things to do, but the most freeing thing you can do, when you suffer from Chronic Pain. when we are injured, hurt and in Acute Pain - we limp, we guard and protect our ingury.  When the intial injury heals and...
    rockyj rockyj
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2008

    Be Your Own Councellor

    When you are stressed and feel that you can't cope with things, write down exactly what is on your mind, as if you are talking to yourself, so write it in first person. Then pretend someone you love is telling you that that is their problem. Write down what you would say to them...
    Coco1908 Coco1908
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2008

    Where to Start... My Intention.

    I have started this group, with the intention of sharing coping and management skills/ideas/techniques/strategies for a variety of issues that affect me, but also (after observation), it seems, a lot of others here at EP. I have found EP extremely useful for venting...
    rockyj rockyj
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Dec 18, 2008

    Focused Exercising - For Anxiety

    There are so many benefits to exercise in general... health, sense of accomplishment, RELAXATION.....   Something that I call 'focused exercising', is a fantastic help for me with my anxiety.  It's my meditation - and for those of you who have anxiety, you'll know how...
    rockyj rockyj
    31-35, F
    Jan 21, 2009
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