Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Rockclimbinggirl, Apr 14, 2016.
I tend to distract, but I was wondering if any one else has any coping tips?
Hey there Kcho, the best thing I found was meditation. Which is hypocritical of me, cause I stopped doing it several years ago. But for two years I had a practice of 20mins meditation twice per day and it really helped with a lot of things, calmer mind, less racing thoughts and better focus......over all feeling of well being. Why did I stop beats me.
You hardest thing for me was finding a meditation practice I could connect with, there are so many. The one I found was a mantra meditation where you simply repeat a word in you head over and over, as you continue to do this, your breathing slows down, thoughts become less frequent and a feeling of calm. But it's not just during the times of meditation, it carries on throughout your day, you don't get upset as easy, your super relaxed. Again....why did I stop...stupid.......I need to start again. He funny thing was, the book I got was on kindle and really cheap, but the author explained it so easily and it was so simple. If your interested I can send you the name o the book.
@Brian777 Yes please send me the name of the book.
I've been messaging with a counsellor and it was suggested that I write down the intrusive thoughts on a piece of paper and then rip it up.
Here's a link to the book on the US Amazon site, if you don't have kindle, there's an app you can download free to your tablet or phone. I've given this book as a gift to at least 5 people. I tell you, I had only been doing it 3 or 4 days when I noticed an inga credible difference. I'm going to start doing it again.
We should maybe start a meditation group on the site Kcho
You changed your name, I was confused lol
Brian I really like your ideas, they seem well worth trying, especially repeating a word over and over and focusing on that one word, I guess its mindfulness
I think an SF meditation group is a wonderful idea as I also suffer with intrusive thoughts, thank you
i have intrusive thoughts constantly throughout the day. i think they're as bad as they are because i used to combine alcohol and caffeine and drank too much basically. i basically deal with them through saying positive things to counteract them. i did find that meditation helped temporarily though.
I am finding that minfulness can help. Starting to struggle with intrusive memories again.