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Topic: Reboot your brain

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  1. white knight
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    14 May 2021

    Well, isn't that what we do to a computer when it freezes up?

    There is therapies and other medical procedures that reboots a brain in order for it to reset. But you as an individual has some limited hidden inner ability to reset your thinking processes. To do this you need to feed your brain the right diet of information.

    Several times in my life when I've been confused (usually with people's comments or actions) I've flooded my life with basics. It could be seen as a form of brain washing, of good things, basic topics to spare us if life's complexities that lead us to our state of suicidal thoughts and/or self harm.

    So in my case I utilise YouTube videos- one or two a day. Music can be a parts if this.

    So try listening to -

    Google

    YouTube maharaji sunset

    YouTube maharaji the perfect instrument

    YouTube maharaji appreciate

    He has dozens more. An incredible man that teaches worldwide and has done so since 9yo.

    Comment here as you please on how you progress in rebooting your brain.

    Back to basics.

    TonyWK

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  2. RJ#3
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    16 May 2021 in reply to white knight
    Hi TonyWK, I really like this that you've started.

    My mind has been so busy and tired for so long that it's really taking a lot of time to reset. But with my psychologist's help and through doing a DBT program I'm getting there. I'm also finding that drawing, mindfulness and going for walks through the trees are giving me time to relax and give my mind a rest.

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    16 May 2021 in reply to white knight

    Hi Tony

    Good to hear you continuing to talk about the positives of meditation and music to reboot the brain. I love it. I recently found this very bizarre clip on you tube - Instant Calm, Deep Relaxation Hypnosis using sound. It was an instant calm, switching my brain to being active, but the more I used it the more the guys voice became grating and monotonous, and of course the affect wore off. All traditional classical music, Tibetan music with vision of land and sea scapes helps my mindfulness, meditation and positive thinking.

  4. white knight
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    16 May 2021 in reply to PamelaR

    Hi Pamela r, great to hear from you.

    "Tibetan music with vision of land and sea scapes helps my mindfulness, meditation and positive thinking" yes and the pan flute by the "Prince of Equador is soothing too.

    Hi RJ. I find poetry gets me focussed on one thing. Drawing yes. Walking through trees, wonderful. I love the sunsets with the Maharaji sunset video playing.

    TonyWK

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    16 May 2021 in reply to white knight
    Awww the Pan Flute - there is some beautiful music played on that instrument. All very calming, relaxing and recharging (rebooting) the brain waves. It's good to be back WhiteKnight. Not sure how long for, taking it easy and slowly. See how it goes.
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  6. Missing user
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    16 May 2021

    interesting thread Tony.

    i'm constantly worried about my brain, what my mental illnesses have done to it aswell as all the antidepressants i've been on (about 8 or 9), and if it will ever get better. even before i started meds i worried about it but i worry more now being on meds. meds was the only option for me really.

    i'm meant to be doing therapy with my Psychologist - DBT and Interpersonal Therapy, but we haven't done any yet. i wonder if it's going to help. I don't even know much about CBT, DBT or Interpersonal Therapy anyway.

    should i try telling the Psychologist that we should do some therapy rather than me just talking every 2 weeks to her on the phone? how should i go about this? should i ask my Psychiatrist to communicate with her, or just tell him about it? idk if I want another one because it was hard enough to find this Psychologist.

    i did send her my GP (although he's away for a while, no one knows when he'll be back) and my Psychiatrist's details but i don't believe she's contacted them.

    i see her on Tuesday so any suggestions on how to go about this please?

  7. Sleepy21
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    16 May 2021 in reply to Missing user

    hi all

    i like this thread

    in my opinion getting back to our intrinsic self is the goal of therapy

    some might call it uncovering the gem buried by dirt, i believe our essence is there somewhere

    i think a lot of things caneffect how we see ourselves, the world, and process things

    even the tv shows we watch, the books we read,ourdaily self-care, the places we get our coffee

    it's all very significant.

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  8. white knight
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    16 May 2021 in reply to Missing user

    Hi mb

    Personally (but every case is different) I've tried a mix of different remedies towards helping my mental health.

    A good psychiatrist, a great understanding GP that listens and asks questions, this forum and multiple other self initiating actions like- music, a change of career, workplace, removing toxic people from my life, get a dog etc.

    These are all ok but the moment I engage another expert into the fold I overload myself...did I tell him that or was that my therapist etc

    That's me. In your case that has happened. It's strictly your call. Action or leave it be. One thing is certain- your worry levels are too high.

    Google this

    Beyondblue topic worry worry worry

    Beyondblue topic guilt the tormentor

    Hi Sleepy

    On the odd occasion my wife is occupied, I attend a cafe, a coffee and cake. What is significant is that this cafe has a small table in a corner with one seat. I am drawn to write my poetry. (Search"poetry corner post your poems here" I have posted many. It takes me to a world where I am but one with myself

    GOLDEN SMILE

    There be nothing complex here

    There is chatter I cannot hear

    Of masks that hide the masks

    But I have a simple task

    I seek that one act by anyone

    Just one second then they be gone

    I'm desperate so it comes along

    Perhaps a vagabond and his song?

    Then my beverage and cake came to me

    My peace broken I looked up to see

    Within her face upon that dial

    A gift to me a priceless smile

    And so my stride picked up a cog

    The beauty of sun above the fog

    I stopped, paused for a little while

    I adopted forever her golden smile...

    TonyWK

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    16 May 2021 in reply to white knight

    hi tony, beautiful image of u being able to write poetry there

    it must have a calming and safe feeling that is conducive to creativity

    I have a spot similar, which is very important to my self-care

    i used to write poetry but cannot at the moment due to trauma

    my topics were usually about love and relationships, and the images i loved to use were related to everyday prosaic objects

    i don't know how or why i am broken, but i am. i think the simplest, most familiar and comforting activities remind me of the person i was before i broke.

    A little stop at the cafe does help :)

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  10. Missing user
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    16 May 2021 in reply to white knight

    hey Tony.

    so do you mean I should tell my Psychologist that we're not doing therapy and if it continues, find another one, or? and should I tell my Psychiatrist when he asks about her, that we're not doing anything?

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    16 May 2021 in reply to white knight

    the golden smile is a gorgeous image

    i know just what you mean, there.

    A golden smile can change your day

    Thanks tony for sharing ur poem. i hope you continue to write and share and that I can keep gaining so much from reading your heart-felt words.

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  12. white knight
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    17 May 2021 in reply to Missing user

    Hi mb

    I'm sorry mb but we CC's are limited to what advice we can give to members with the members professional medical people. It has a lot to do with duty of care and incorrect advice can be harmful. My comments told you what worked for me only, it wasn't a recommendation.

    Sorry.

    Sleepy.

    I let my imagination run rampant

    THE BLACK WIDOW

    The male black widow spider
    tried all his life
    he tried to tickle the hairy legs
    of his much larger black widow wife

    Then finally he had a win
    something at last to gloat
    she began to laugh aloud
    as his leg slid down her throat

    Poor male black widow
    was always going to get into strife
    all because he didnt understand
    the nature of his hairy wife....

    TonyWK

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  13. golden82
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    17 May 2021 in reply to white knight

    Hi TonyWK

    Love your poetry expression. Especially as my name lol Golden. I will remember it. It is great regardless. I love the idea of the lil table with one chair and how you go to your cafe and sit on your own.

    I have agoraphobia at the moment working with a wonderful community worker on graded exposure. I hope later on to do that .. sit in the cafe by myself. It sounds so good. I picture it in my mind but run away.

    Thanks for sharing your ideas and poems.

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  14. Missing user
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    17 May 2021 in reply to white knight
    sorry Tony, but thanks anyway. didn't know the role of CCs or that they couldn't give advice. understandable.
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  15. Sleepy21
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    17 May 2021 in reply to white knight

    such a great poem!!

    i love the image of the much bigger wife, the two spiders and the dynamic

    i love it all, truthfully, but i always like to share with someone the speicific word, line or image that strikes me in their work. it is so sweet and evocative - thank u (don't mean sweet to diminsh or like it's cute... more that it is beautiful and lovely to read)

    Hi Golden - i just wanted to tell u i can relate to a lot of what ur saying

    I only go to certain places where i feel comfortable.... but there is always a discomfort. It's hard.

  16. Missing user
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    17 May 2021 in reply to golden82

    hey golden.

    my Psychiatrist told me about graded exposure and that's something i need to do. i get very anxious and claustrophobic, and just want to run and hide when i see people, even 1 or 2, or cars driving past. people probably think it's stupid in my case.

  17. white knight
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    17 May 2021 in reply to Missing user

    Hi mb, golden and Sleepy

    Claustrophobia and/or fear of crowds etc is serious conditions. Way back in 1987 I was at the peak of My anxiety.

    I avoided crowds, shops, supermarkets, anywhere that crowds amass, even if there is not a crowd there e.g. made made things like big buildings, the city, trains etc

    I found the answer in a town of 3000 people. Large enough for a hospital, aged care, supermarket x2, doctors, train line etc but never crowded.

    Plus my anxiety went away but took a long time. Google

    Beyondblue topic anxiety, how I eliminated it

    That was part of the plan. Have you made similar plans to reboot?

    Regards TonyWK

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