kind of a silly question

Discussion in 'Rants, Musings and Ideas' started by poison, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. poison

    poison Well-Known Member

    does anybody know what to do if your really scared of a particular image you saw? can anyone give me some steps on how to get it out of my head and maybe slow my breathing down?
  2. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    What was it Poison? Perhaps it reminded you of a bad time or experience.

    If you can work out why it scared you, I bet the fear will go away.
  3. poison

    poison Well-Known Member

    it was just one of your typical scary images.
  4. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Ok, try what I do when I have a nightmare. Find a book you love and sit down and read for a bit. That usually banishes shit out of my head.
  5. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I try to replace it with a favorite or a relaxing pleasant image - like a deep clear lake in the mountains, or any of the scenery in Alaska... or the face of someone I dearly love - grandson or daughter's in laws, a friend from childhood.

    Try replacing it with a friendly image, friendly and familiar.

    hope it works!

  6. The_Discarded

    The_Discarded Staff Alumni

    Depending upon what it is, I usually try turning it into a more positive image.

    Keep the situation, that is to say, change its concepts.

    If you see a situation in which someone is nearly hit by a car, envision them getting in that car instead, and hugging their boyfriend/girlfriend.

    If it's a more concrete 'picture', as a bloody and gory image of an animal, convince your mind that the 'red stuff' is paint, and act as if the animal were happily (emphasis on happily) rolling around in red paint.

    It may not be the easiest way, it takes a lot of creative energy, but it usually works okay for me, and I have quite horrid flashbacks.
  7. The_Discarded

    The_Discarded Staff Alumni

    By the way, it's not a silly question at all! :hug:
  8. blackfire

    blackfire Well-Known Member

    just think of another image or thought