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Post by Admin (Paddy) on Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:04 pm

At the recent request of a member, TBBD has grown by the addition of this new section to out Message Board.

If you've learnt a technique that helps you get though oh I dunno, Pannic Attacks or relaxation, or whatever and you think that others might benefit from what you now know, feel free to share it here. I dunno what sort of stuff will end up here, but thats what helps make life interesting.

I think that you lot are able to manage this section of the Message Board by yourselves, so here it is.

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Post by lowdown on Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:01 pm

Monsta, put up that cbt!! Very Happy You are the mistress of heavy breathing and we can all learn from you...

No, I was being serious, that was a good technique to share, thanks

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Post by greasemonkey on Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:51 am

brilliant idea
Idea
will come back to this thread
time permitting.

Sharing what works(worked)
is a resourse-pool for us all!
Dive inn
mmmm!
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Post by ZenMonsta on Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:25 am

Controlled Breathing Technique 1

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Find comfy quiet spot on the floor and lay down on your back on a rug or blanket

stretch your arms above your head and breath in and stretch from the tips of your toes to the tips of your fingers

bring your arms back down to your sides and take 5 deep slow breathes in and out.......in through your nose and out through you mouth

take your hands and lay them palm down on your abdomen

counting to 5 in your head take a slow breath in through your nose, feeling your abdomen expand under your hands

hold the breath to a count of 5

counting to 5 in your head exhale through your mouth, feel your abdomen relax under your hands

repeat 5 times

and finish with 5 long slow breaths and relax

if you struggle to do a 5 count just bretah in andout for as long as your feel comfortable with.....over time you will be able to extend to a 5 count
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Post by 1teaspoon on Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:14 am

There is a breathing technique my councellor taught me and she called it snorting cocaine lol. Not ACTUALLY snorting cocaine but thats what it looks like.
Breathing through your nose, breathe in deeply through one nostril while covering the other with your thumb, then swap to cover the nostril you breathed in and breathe out the nostril you were covering when breathing in. Breathe in the same nostril you just breathed out of and out the other etc.
So, breathe in through one nostril then breathe out the other whilst covering the opposite nostril with your thumb. Does this make any sense at all? She said to do it 5-10 times and you can really do it anywhere, and if you do it looking in the mirror you will see why it looks like your snorting cocaine.
Anyway, what it does is even the oxygen to both sides of the brain, and is really good for calming ones self down at times of stress, panic attacks etc.
Hope you can make sense of my post as it really does help.


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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:09 am

I do the snorting cocain and never been taught it lol

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Re: New 'Handy Hints' section

Post by greasemonkey on Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:07 am

ok,
finally,
Im back.

Great thread!

In the EAST we call these breath techingues,pranayama.(India)
THEY WORK well,and as One allows themselves greater entry into experimental-learning,the more-often you use them.
Its akin to meditation.
There is a Meditation thread here some when,
I will refresh it sometime.
In the medit'-thread ONE Way is given,
something that has come out of my own Thirty-three years of experience
in many different Cultures spiritual activities.
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Re: New 'Handy Hints' section

Post by attica on Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:07 am

animals. if you haven't got one go on safari and look for some. my favourite is my cat.
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Post by Daecon on Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:15 am

I would love to adopt a kitten because kittens always cheer me up, unfortunately the landlord here doesn't allow pets. Boo.

However one of my concerns is that would I be able to manage the responsibility of looking after a cat for the next 15+ years?

I can't even keep a plant for several months without it dying eventually (RIP Diana the Venus Flytrap).
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Post by attica on Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:06 am

No problemo- get to know some wildlife (my partner goes birdwatching- real birds) or offer to look after a friends' animal. If you have a petshop nearby, that can be therapeutic, without responsibility. Maybe looking after other peoples plants when they go away. Outdoor plants are easier. I mostly slowly kill indoor plants.
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Re: New 'Handy Hints' section

Post by daze7 on Fri May 01, 2009 9:42 am

Putting this to the top for someone who may find Zenmonsta's relaxation script helpful ....... Daze
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Post by Guest on Fri May 01, 2009 9:30 pm

Miss Molly ( pooch)

Cuddling and holding onto Molly has been gr8 esp when severely depressed, trying to hold on (to life) not self harming. As for the panic attacks i have copied and printed off Zenmonsta's relaxation breathing technique - thank you Zenmonta...... many thanks for bumping thread Daze.

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Re: New 'Handy Hints' section

Post by Guest on Sun May 03, 2009 2:11 am

bumping this to the top.. for everyone

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Re: New 'Handy Hints' section

Post by Paddy on Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:54 am

Just 'Bumping' this up the Board because it may be of interest or use.
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