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Response to jeffrey_pdx (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 13, 2013, 01:19 AM

4. Oh no. Are you on medication?

I hate panic attacks and I feel for you! I've been where you are when you are so nervous you can't eat.

Are you seeing a doctor or calling your doctor to get your meds changed?

Besides that this group is the best I've ever gone to for help with panics.

http://www.lowselfhelpsystems.org/

I'm going to past a list of some "spottings", (things you tell yourself when you are having symptoms that help you relax and see things more, "rationally".

A Sampling of Tools and Terms


A purpose for using a Tool List is to enable newcomers to more easily and rapidly participate in a Recovery meeting. With this in mind Recovery International encourages you to use this list when you initially attend our meetings, until you feel comfortable without it. Your Group Leader may have other guidelines for you regarding the use of this list in meetings. We are glad that you are here and encourage you to participate and endorse for your participation!
These tools are quoted or adapted from Dr. Low’s books: Mental Health Through Will Training (MH), Selections from Dr. Low’s Works (SEL) and Manage Your Fears, Manage Your Anger (MYF). Citations to Dr. Low’s books are listed for each tool. Many other tools can be found in these books.
Some Basic RI Tools
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Treat mental health as a business and not as a game………………..…...……………MH ch.25
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Humor is our best friend, temper is our worst enemy……………………………….…..MH p.108
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If you can't change a situation you can change your attitude towards it...MYF p.108, Sel. p.31-32
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Be self-led, not symptom-led. …..………………………………………......MYF p.114-118, 280-283
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Nervous symptoms and sensations are distressing but not dangerous .SEL p.53, MH p.115, 119
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Temper is, among other things, blindness to the other side of the story …………MH p.159
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Comfort is a want, not a need. ………………………………..……………......….....MH chs.13, 22
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There is no right or wrong in the trivialities of every day life………...SEL p.39, MH p.157, 195-196
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Calm begets calm, temper begets temper………………………….…...…….MYF p.245, SEL p.31
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Don't take our own dear selves too seriously………………………………....………….MH p.109
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Feelings should be expressed and temper suppressed…………………....……...…....MH p.178
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Helplessness is not hopelessness………………………..……………….……MH ch.7, MYF p.184
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Some people have a passion for self-distrust…….…………...…..…….MH ch.29 & MYF Lecture 2
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Temper maintains and intensifies symptoms………………………..…….……….……MH p. 219
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Do things in part acts……………………………………………….…….……….……MH p.246-249
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Endorse yourself for the effort, not only for the performance……...…….MYF p.13, SEL p.46, 132
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Have the courage to make a mistake………………..……….MH p.203, ch.30, MYF p.60, SEL p.108
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Feelings are not facts……………………………...……………..………….MH ch.9, MYF Lecture 14
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Do the things you fear and hate to do……………...………..…………...MH p. 329-330, MYF p.197
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Fear is a belief –– beliefs can be changed………………………………………….MYF p.266-269
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Every act of self-control leads to a sense of self-respect....…………….…….………..MH p.166
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Decide, plan and act. ………………………….……………………………………………...MH p.42
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Any decision will steady you……………………………………...……………….………...MYF p.5
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Anticipation is often worse than realization….…………………..…..………….MH p.114-115, 146
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Replace an insecure thought with a secure thought……………..……….….……..MYF Lecture 1
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Bear the discomfort in order to gain comfort…………………….………….…………….MH p.149
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Hurt feelings are just beliefs not shared………………………………….………………..SEL p.21
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Self-appointed expectations lead to self-induced frustrations…………….…………….SEL p.35
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People do things that annoy us, not necessarily to annoy us………..…...…………….MH ch.48
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Knowledge teaches you what to do, practice tells you how to do it……...……………SEL p.118
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Muscles can be commanded to do what one fears to do………………………..……..SEL p.123
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Tempers are frequently uncontrolled, but not uncontrollable.…………………………..MH p.392
Some Basic RI Terms

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