How do you soothe yourself in moments of anguish?

Post date: 2018-01-10 18:38:18
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I'm in the process of recovering from a brutal sexual assault. Most days are tolerable. Some, like today, leave me reeling, for one reason or another. I know that above all what's needed is time, but what can I do in the moment to quiet my grieving mind and dull the mental pain a bit?

I've already taken up hours of my friends' time today seeking connection and comfort. But my mind is still under siege, and my heart still hurts, and I can't sleep.

The trigger for today's anguish was being told by someone who had once been a close friend that he didn't want to talk to me because he doesn't want to know the details or "be involved." He's not the only close friend I've lost over this thing that I did not choose.

How do I quiet my mind when it is utterly consumed with pain?
From: http://ask.metafilter.com/317763/How-do-you-soothe-yourself-in-moments-of-anguish
 
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