I have posted before about my overwhelming obsession about my use of tetracycline for a year and a half causing me chronic stomach issues (and joint pains now perhaps).
It has become major obsession for me and I can barely even think of anything else. I feel as though my life is over.
I have an appointment with a hypnotherapist in Toronto this Friday. They say that they can help me work through my obsessive negative thoughts.
Do you think this method could have success because my obsessive thoughts are ruining my life. Impacting my school work, my relationship with my girlfriend and my family.
I have been trying to alter my thoughts on my own but they are just too powerful.
Thanks a lot.
posted by Jack V
on Sep 9, 2013 -
Has anyone any experience with having distorted time periods or even days. What I mean by distorted is that my concept of time is really off and if I didn't have a watch on I don't think that I could accurately guestimate ten minutes, let alone hours of time. [more inside]
posted by nidora
on Dec 29, 2012 -
After discussing marital separation my husband searched online for what happens to life insurance in the event of suicide [more inside]
posted by momtothreedc
on Oct 7, 2012 -
Writers I like: Johan Huizenga, A. S. Neill, Christopher Alexander, Philippe Gaulier, James Paul Gee. Thoughts I'm interested in: the systemic formation of culture; how we interact with and are shaped by said systems; how those systems emerge as part of a "playful" procedure; how play is often used as a release from cultural standards. Who else will I like? What ideas will fascinate me further? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich
on May 10, 2012 -
Help me understand the role caffeine might play in moderate to severe anxiety, intrusive thoughts (that I'm in danger) and occasional panic attacks. I'm perplexed by elimination of what I consider to be relatively low caffeine intake. Interested in others' experiences. [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd
on Oct 23, 2011 -
Question for men: Which books or movies have resonated with your private inner thoughts or feelings? [more inside]
posted by Ashley801
on Jun 20, 2011 -
"Shield your mind..." I don't expect to be mentally attacked, but are there actual techniques to bar thoughts from your mind or fend them away? [more inside]
posted by nrobertson
on Feb 27, 2011 -
If you've been a suffer of depression (especially of multiple instances) and dealt with constant chronic suicidal ideation how did you stop it? [more inside]
posted by kanata
on Jan 12, 2011 -
How do you introspect? When you're feeling internally (emotionally, mentally, spiritually) congested, what do you do? More inside. [more inside]
posted by melancholyplay
on Jun 6, 2010 -
I think I'm ready, I've done the research but I need support. Especially of the people who have done it before me. Will you give me Your best Tip and trick? I have young chIldren and they are going to be ....very troubled. [more inside]
posted by pearlybob
on May 3, 2010 -
I've discovered one of the mechanisms of my laziness. When it comes time to do something, I start thinking about how boring or tedious it will be to do it. Thinking this very effectively zaps all my energy and will to do this thing.
The interesting thing is, if my mind is occupied with something else, say a book or conversation I've recently had, then those negative thoughts don't pop into my head, and I can work away like a happy little smurf.
How do I avoid these negative thoughts, so I can "Just Do It"?
posted by parallax7d
on Jul 14, 2008 -
If you saw two guys named Hambone and Flippy, which one would you think liked dolphins the most? I'd say Flippy, wouldn't you? You'd be wrong, though. It's Hambone.
I love the writings of Jack Handey
. His Deep Thoughts
(beware sound!) and his articles in the New Yorker.
I would love to hear recommendations of similarly funny writings.
posted by therubettes
on May 26, 2008 -
What is the shortest sentence that would highlight differences in dialects and accents in the English language?
posted by Samuel Farrow
on Jul 21, 2007 -
To those who have successfully treated their depression using CBT or are in the process of doing so: How did you/ do you handle the constant barrage of negative thoughts and self evaluations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 21, 2007 -
I read that "You always get more of what you focus on in life." I am wondering if we can truly manifest what we want in life by first manifesting it in our thoughts/minds. [more inside]
posted by miltoncat
on Jun 4, 2006 -
Do you think differently depending on which side you're lying on? For instance, do you have more practical thoughts while lying on your left side, and more fanciful/creative thoughts while lying on your right side? Or vice versa? [more inside]
posted by LadyBonita
on Nov 3, 2005 -
Richard Feynman described thinking as basically just talking to yourself. Then a friend told him to picture a part of a car and then asked him how he explained to himself what the part looked like. He then realized that you can see when you think as well. Then later on he tried counting up to 60 and seeing how accurate his perception of time was. He usually counted to around 48 by the time 60 seconds had gone by. Then he figured that he could count pretty much all of the time and not get distracted, but he couldn't talk and count at the same time. (+) [more inside]
posted by pwally
on Mar 6, 2005 -
CD packaging: How much does it add to your enjoyment of the music? Does it influence your listening experience to any degree? Feel free to mention both positive and negative examples.
posted by davebush
on Feb 14, 2005 -
Why is that thoughts seem to occur in the physical place inside one's head? Do blind or deaf people experience the physical locality of consciousness in the same way that others do?
posted by swift
on Jan 24, 2005 -