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Old 20-03-09, 21:43
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Challenging scary thoughts

Hi all

I found this on the net, it shows you how to challenge your scary thoughts.

Here is the link, hope it helps...When your read the first page, click next page for more info..

http://www.paniccure.com/Approaches/...ic/Pizza-3.htm

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Old 20-03-09, 22:14
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Re: Challenging scary thoughts

Thanks Jill, I found that very helpful, I'm going to put that into practice when I go to my boys school to watch him in a play next week.

Carol x
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Old 21-03-09, 09:34
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Re: Challenging scary thoughts

Hi Jill,
thanks for that I found it really useful too....

the difficulty I have are with the feelings of fear or intense anxiety (the dread, sinking stomach etc) that seem to come on suddenly without warning and that I cant attribute to a particular or specific thought or fear...it just seems to come from nowhere and because its so non specific I find it really hard to challenge...

but thank you for the link...I'm going to try the techniques.

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Old 21-03-09, 11:44
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Re: Challenging scary thoughts

Hi Carol

Its good that you found it helpful, but what you have to remember is, this takes a lot of hard work and time, it can be hard to learn, but over time and practice, it does work

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"Every thought you think changes your
biochemistry.
Your hormones are effected by your
thoughts.
Pay attention to stuff that bring you
joy.
Look for things that bring you a
SMILE"

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Old 21-03-09, 12:22
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Re: Challenging scary thoughts

Hi Coni

I do know what you mean when anxiety just seems to come on, without warning, ohh boy, its NOT nice at all. It surprises us when we least expect it.

It can be hard at time to attribute to a particular or specific thought or fear..

But this CAN be challenged too ...

FACT, you have anxiety, YES, so this may continue to happen because of an over active nervous system.

When it happens you act with surprise, shock horror, its like when someone jumps from behind a door and frightens you, YOU know, why your scared and reassure yourself, but when this happens, you not reassuring yourself your not in danger, because your not giving yourself good reason and accepting the symptoms, it can keep coming.

I know for me, the first thing I would try and push in my head was, its anxiety related, try to use self thoughts of, "ohhh hear we go again, go on, do you worse"

When I first joined this great site I was told to pick away at my panic, anxiety, sometime when linking where, when and why panic, high levels of anxiety strike, ohh boy, its not easy, your left with thoughts of, "why" I was not even thinking scary thoughts" but because you are acute, there can be many, many little triggers we don't think would trigger it, it could just be a small normal body sensation, but because your sensitive right now, your mind will over react.

I myself did find alot of the little triggers (had a lot of big triggers too) and challenged my thoughts on each one, but it was not easy, BUT what I found worked even more, was accepting these feelings, letting them ride, reassuring myself and telling myself it was ok.

I noticed, that for myself, the more I tensed up and had thoughts of "ohhh nooooo" the worse it felt, but letting it be there and letting it happen, did not come easy.

am right in saying, your looking for the fear thought or specific thought, BEFORE the symptoms,?, this is not always possible to find, SO, you challenge the thoughts on the onset of the symptoms.



So, even if you can't find the triggers, you can still learn to chellenge the thoughts, on the onset of the symptoms coming.

What is your first thought when it happens?
How are you reacting to these symptoms?
Am I tensing up when it happens? if we tense up, we are actually holding onto the anxiety, this is where, if you have learned some breathing exercise helps to relax you, or some visual exercise.

This takes a lot of hard work and time, it does not come right away, over time doing this and changing the way you think, you desensitize yourself to these symptoms




Mmm am I making any sense here LOL

Good luck with this, its dame hard work, BUT worth all the hard work.

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Fear is the darkroom
where negatives are developed.....

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"Every thought you think changes your
biochemistry.
Your hormones are effected by your
thoughts.
Pay attention to stuff that bring you
joy.
Look for things that bring you a
SMILE"

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Old 22-03-09, 14:40
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Re: Challenging scary thoughts

Hallo Jill

Great post - just saved it to favourites and will look at it later xxxx
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Old 22-03-09, 18:27
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Re: Challenging scary thoughts

Thank you Jill, your post makes perfect sense....I think the trouble is I think sometimes I dont 'believe' my reassurances because the feelings of something bad a bout to hapen are so intense I feel the feelings must be correct (I know we shouldnt always trust our feelings lol)...

I have began to notice that there are times when I am very tense and probably not breathing properly and I dont always realise it....and like you say, everyday things can set me off....a smell, a sound, certain music....

I'll keep working at it , thank you Jill

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Old 24-03-09, 02:42
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Re: Challenging scary thoughts

Great post Jill

I've just printed it out. I might get it tattooed on my arm so it's always with me

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Old 21-03-12, 19:08
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Re: Challenging scary thoughts

Hi all

Just thought I would bring this old post up to see if it helps anyone.

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Re: Challenging scary thoughts

great post will give it a try
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