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originally posted by: kinglizard
a reply to: Lumenari
I have been learning these techniques over the last year. Mostly DBT centered IOP. It's been immensely helpful to me. Grounding, feeling things in your environment (temperature, texture..etc), 5,4,3,2,1 grounding technique, thought stopping..etc.
Your post hits everything for me. Great post, thanks.
For me breathing exercises and meditation aid in my ability to do these things, sometimes progressive muscle relaxation.
edit: to add that keeping a written journal of these thoughts can help get them out of your head. Not to be forgotten but you can do some thought challenging later.
originally posted by: Metallicus
Thank you for all the kind replies.
I think all of us just want to become better versions of ourselves. I think it is hard to not get down on ourselves sometimes and often when we feel anger at ourselves we lash out at others. Here is to hoping we all evolve into better people.
originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: Metallicus
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me....HST
but seriously...this book changed my life!