Panic Attack Talk Down

being out of control is being very much in the now

action reaction spontaneous impulse thought consider decision action

it is partly about breathing

which is lungs and heart

pulsing pounding drawing sucking expelling

it is the encircles emotions and circulation

speed intensity throb and thrumb

hot thin adrenal red or cold brown syrupy sludge

incensed sight bleared focus sounds slashing and clawing

stimulation – external – then leave the situation. just leave.

stimulation – internal – words and feelings…. stop the words


just feel, just breath… just listen to the breathing and

fold the words into an emotional scream no no no

stop the words, focus on the breathing – the blue and clear,

white and greys, gasps and puffs, in and out

close your eyes and remove extraneous data

breath in and out

reduce physical strain, if you stand, sit, if that, lie down, then curl up

breath in and out

it is a moment

in and out

moments are fleeting

in and out

moments pass

in and out

pass faster than

in and out

you can thinksay moment

in and out

it is passed

in and out

fear is gone

in and out

you remain


you remain

and out


in and out

(a beat)


heartbeats calm

exhaustion, exasperation, exhalation

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