Darkness descends. Walls close inward. Rapid breathing. Pulse picks up. Thump thump thump.
Where’s the threat? What’s the problem? Anxiety spikes. Anger comes with it. Rage comes from fear.
Breathe. Just breathe. Are you safe? Close your eyes. And breathe. Slow, controlled breath.
Be present. In the moment. You are safe. Now, where’s the threat?
Face the threat. Go past the threat. Worst case scenario. What’s your plan? Back to breath.
Calm safe thoughts. Presence in the moment. Pulse slows down. Breathing steadies out. Light does return.