Author Topic: Positive thinking is helping immensely.  (Read 1510 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Positive thinking is helping immensely.
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2019, 09:32:26 pm »
 :hug: :hug:
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[Buddie]

Re: Positive thinking is helping immensely.
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2019, 11:03:56 pm »
I have spoken to several  friends in recent time, about positive thoughts and my use of tapping whilst saying out loud, positive words. This I base on  the latest thinking that the brain learns from both positive and negative messages, which is more or less what [...] is saying I think.  I therefore start each day with a set pattern of tapping or  EFT , The words used are your own and apply to you, they are repeated as you move to the next area to tap. There should be no negative words used.  This I presume teaches the brain eventually that when you tap those areas it will automatically go back to the positive words it has learnt. I have found it helps with the early waking cortisol dread, but as yet I cannot make it last all day, maybe it takes time and one day I will find all I have to do when anxiety is rising is tap on any of the relevant points. It is worth a try. Of course we are still challenged during withdrawal until our bodies have rebalanced but in the mean time we will perhaps have taught our brain to think in a positive manner.
Just as an added extra, I have started using inversion as this increases the blood supply to the brain, which can only be a good thing as long as you don't hang upside down all day.
Should you be interested there are many videos on you tube regarding tapping.
 
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[Buddie]

Re: Positive thinking is helping immensely.
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2019, 11:15:48 pm »
Hi [...],  My experience has been different.  I do avoid negative unpleasant things as much as I can however I cannot avoid them all.  I used to try to control my response and reaction to them but I realized, that often backfires and they become stronger.  It's kind of the story with my benzo use actually.  There are coping mechanisms that I use like positive affirmations and engagement in positive activities, exercise, meditation, etc. and these are helpful but I no longer try to control the thoughts.  I let them come, think about them nonjudgementally, thank them, and then let them pass.  Or at least that's what I try to do. I'm honestly getting better though.  I've learned a lot about this in therapy and I agree with this part of therapy or at least it's been true in my experience and as we learn more in psychology, I will try to integrate that as well.  You might be interested in CBT and/or ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) or some information about mindfulness.  Best.
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[Buddie]

Re: Positive thinking is helping immensely.
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2019, 12:07:26 am »
This is great! I completely agree. Declaring victory through prayer and meditation or simply words of affirmation. This is exactly what the Dynamic Neural Retraining System and the Gupta Program are about, two different but theoretically similar lambic System programs for healing the flight or fight response for diseases.  I truly believe this works.

[...]- Pete, you rock brother. Thanks for always being positive. We got this! All of us do if we focus on the light ahead or above!

Pete
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[Buddie]

Re: Positive thinking is helping immensely.
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2019, 01:52:13 am »
Hopeforecovery,
You are right, Iím going to try your approach to life.
Thanks .
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[Buddie]

Re: Positive thinking is helping immensely.
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2019, 06:03:19 am »
http://www.tmswiki.org/forum/threads/tried-everything-im-desperate.5459/

This comes from a website that helps people overcome chronic pain caused by fear. The response is from a therapist, Alan Gordon, who specializes in helping people overcome pain.

(TMS stands for Tension Myositis Syndrome which is a term invented by Dr. John Sarno from New York University School of Medicine. He's the author of the book, Healing Back Pain. He discovered as a rehabilitation specialist that many times emotions, like fear, are what's causing people's pain.)

Here's another page from a self-help program put together by Alan Gordon that deals with the role of fear in pain.

http://www.tmswiki.org/forum/threads/day-4-breaking-the-pain-cycle.16459/
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[Buddie]

Re: Positive thinking is helping immensely.
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2019, 11:07:36 am »
Thanks for sending these links..very interesting
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[Buddie]

Re: Positive thinking is helping immensely.
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2019, 12:30:04 pm »
Hopeforecovery,
At this point on my taper, I was ready for your message.
Iíve been thinking about since I read it and true, itís all in the attitude.
Iím making an effort to internalize it and make it work for me.
Thanks again and God bless you.🌸
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[Buddie]

Re: Positive thinking is helping immensely.
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2019, 02:31:31 pm »
[...],

   We've really been through it haven't we?  I'm getting told by Moderators and Administrators that I can no longer talk about GOD in here.  So I will PM you.
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[Buddie]

Re: Positive thinking is helping immensely.
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2019, 07:14:46 am »
Hi [...],  My experience has been different.  I do avoid negative unpleasant things as much as I can however I cannot avoid them all.  I used to try to control my response and reaction to them but I realized, that often backfires and they become stronger.  It's kind of the story with my benzo use actually.  There are coping mechanisms that I use like positive affirmations and engagement in positive activities, exercise, meditation, etc. and these are helpful but I no longer try to control the thoughts.  I let them come, think about them nonjudgementally, thank them, and then let them pass.  Or at least that's what I try to do. I'm honestly getting better though.  I've learned a lot about this in therapy and I agree with this part of therapy or at least it's been true in my experience and as we learn more in psychology, I will try to integrate that as well.  You might be interested in CBT and/or ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) or some information about mindfulness.  Best.

This is a great thread. I'd like to rescue it in case more people want to read and contribute.
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