Here are some of the resources I’ve found helpful in my journey.

I have found The Anxiety Coach to be very helpful. Dr. Carbonell is an anxiety and panic disorder specialist in Chicago and his website is a wealth of information. Since discovering his website, I went on to get the audio version of his book The Worry Trick  and the paperback version of The Panic Attacks Workbook.  I have found them both to be very useful tools.

I have found many many useful podcasts on The Anxiety Coach’s podcast. It’s been going for a long time, so there are tons of episodes to choose from. There’s everything from tools, specific triggers, meditations, how to talk to friends and family, how to manage symptoms and more.

I’m a big fan of herbal teas and these taste especially delicious in addition to containing some beneficial herbal ingredients for anxiety. Yogi teas: Calming and Bedtime.

Because I like aromatherapy oils, I have found a couple that I think smell nice and who knows… maybe they help: Panic Button by Aura Cacia, Travel Companion by Wyndmere and Balancing also by Wyndmere.

The only thing that can lessen panic attacks is working through them with knowledge, acceptance, practice and understanding… but having some pleasant tools like delicious teas and nice smelling oils can be comforting. Just know they won’t “fix” anxiety.

Here is a tutorial for how to make a weighted blanket. I haven’t tried it yet (a weighted blanket or trying to make one), but it’s on my hobby to-do list 🙂