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Member Since 05 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 12 2013 08:05 PM

In Topic: Anxiety and Panic Attacks

12 September 2013 - 06:25 PM

It's been a few weeks, but I think I found something important that could help treat anxiety.




It's called the Buteyko Breathing Method. I haven't read the whole article at the time I posted this, but it seems absolutely vital in treating anxiety symptoms. It's even covered in the Linden Method manual.


This part of the article should be of interest:

Breathing Exercise to Quell Panic Attacks and Anxiety


Another breathing exercise that can help if you’re experiencing anxiety or panic attacks, or if you feel very stressed and your mind can’t stop racing is the following: Take a small breath into your nose; a small breath out; hold your nose for five seconds in order to hold your breath, and then release to resume breathing. Breathe normally for 10 seconds. Repeat the sequence: Small breath in through your nose; small breath out; hold your breath for five seconds, then let go and breathe normally for 10 seconds. This sequence helps retain and gently accumulate carbon dioxide, leading to calmer breathing and reduces anxiety. In other words, the urge to breathe will decline as you go into a more relaxed state.

In Topic: Get Better Sleep

28 August 2013 - 11:28 AM

Last night I went to the gym, got home, unplugged both my laptop and my TV, and went to bed. Not only did I sleep well, but my dream was surprisingly coherent. I wonder what helped me sleep better, the gym or just unplugging stuff. I am more likely to lean towards to gym, but the lack of any electrical activity in my room might have helped the quality of my dream too.

In Topic: Get Better Sleep

27 August 2013 - 06:10 PM

I just read somewhere that it is not enough to simply turn off electronic appliances, but you have to unplug them as well. Apparently this is because some appliances still emit electricity even when they're turned off, which is why they are given the term "vampire appliances". Does anyone know if this is true, and if so, how much does it affect sleep?

In Topic: Lucidity Then and Now

26 August 2013 - 09:34 AM

I can barely get any quality sleep at all, let alone lucid dream. Even when I go to bed at a good time, I still wake up too early to have any real dreams, and then I can't get back to sleep. I have a dream journal, but how can I use it to record dreams when I barely have any at all? As I type this, it's 5:30 in the morning, and I went to bed at midnight. I should create a thread for better sleep.

In Topic: Anxiety and Panic Attacks

25 August 2013 - 04:31 PM

You can find the videos on YouTube, just type Charles Linden in the search bar and you should see them. Between you and me, you can also... ahem... "torrent" the Linden Method, but you won't have access to the support staff to help you with the material. I'm sure there are cheaper programs out there, but the Linden Method is the most promising one I see so far. I also hear there are books by Claire Weekes that could help, but I only heard about her just today. If I find any useful PDF files, I'll be sure to post them here.