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Offline lilym123

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How do you talk...
« on: August 15, 2018, 05:28:49 PM »
Hiya, I suffer with severe anxiety and depression, one of my main issues is social anxiety, I work myself up over the smallest things like talking to my friends, it really frustrates me, I have tried breathing techniques but they just don't work, anyone have any other suggestions that might help in social situations?

Offline Vermilion

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Re: How do you talk...
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 07:16:19 PM »
For me I find that knowing that I can escape helps, I carry an Ecig so that I can say that I'm going for a vape if I need to get away. If possible I also keep busy by making tea/coffee or washing up etc
 You could also try having something to fiddle with to help with the restless feeling, I use elastic bands or sometimes I keep something squishy in my hands that I can squeeze or something textured that I can feel. It's also a good idea to counselling to help in the long term, some counsellors offer online services which might help.
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Offline Lorien

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Re: How do you talk...
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018, 01:45:02 AM »
Have you tried set scripts? I've found them really helpful to be part of a conversation at the beginning when I am most nervous.
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