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Stop the cycle

Stop the cycle

The first thing you should do when you are having a big emotional response is get away from the cause.

The second thing is calm yourself with TIPP.

The third thing is to name your feeling. This helps create distance and perspective.

The last thing is to soothe yourself. You've just experienced something hard and could use a hug. Give yourself some comfort by experiencing something nice for your five senses. Look at something beautiful, taste something delicious, hear something encouraging, touch something comforting, and smell something pleasing.

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For healthy people, a panic attack isn't dangerous. If you experience a panic attack, try the following:

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