It’s okay to have big feelings…..how we deal with them
makes a big difference in the outcome.
It’s been a while since we’ve experienced a major anxiety attack. I’m very grateful. For in those moments, it’s very apparent that the “trigger” brings some strong feelings/emotions to the surface that aren’t usually seen during our “regular” days.
Yesterday, we saw Mom struggle with some pretty strong emotions for a brief spell. When this happens, she experiences tremors and these were strong.
We’ve been working on how to handle those moments of overwhelm. Before I had time to react, I saw her stop in her footsteps; she took a deep breath, slowly exhaled and repeated the process two more times. The Parkinson-like tremors she had been experiencing were gone. I observed the smile that spread across her face as she recognized she had made it through with amazing success!
For many, this would be an easy process. This is a relatively new practice for her — but she’s learning it and it’s taken hold. I’m in awe! She’s pretty dang AWESOME! Major anxiety attack averted.