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Member - Big Steps 5

Biologist | Plant Mom | Married | OCD 

If you are thinking about self harm please contact one of the following resources: 

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Exercises for Panic/Anxiety: 

Before starting this exercise, pay attention to your breathing. Slow, deep, long breaths can help you maintain a sense of calm or help you return to a calmer state. Once you find your breath, go through the following steps to help ground yourself: 

5: Acknowledge FIVE things you see around you. It could be a pen, a spot on the ceiling, anything in your surroundings.

4Acknowledge FOUR things you can touch around you. It could be your hair, a pillow, or the ground under your feet. 

3Acknowledge THREE things you hear. This could be any external sound. If you can hear your belly rumbling that counts! Focus on things you can hear outside of your body.

2Acknowledge TWO things you can smell. Maybe you are in your office and smell pencil, or maybe you are in your bedroom and smell a pillow. If you need to take a brief walk to find a scent you could smell soap in your bathroom, or nature outside.

1: Acknowledge ONE thing you can taste. What does the inside of your mouth taste like—gum, coffee, or the sandwich from lunch?

Books I recommend reading that have helped me:

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by Gary John Bishop

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown

The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb

OCD Resources: 

OCD/Anxiety Podcast on Spotify

Other information

There is no currently no room for OCD, however, as OCD falls under anxiety disorder it is possible to talk in the anxiety room when it pops up. This is room is not always available. We have OCD Support Sessions Wednesday 8pm ET in the Support Session Rooms. Join the Support Plus Community for more details!!! 

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Compassion Course

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