Depression is often the result of ruminating, or going over and over negative thoughts. If you find that you are caught on a cycle of ruminative thoughts, you might like to try these simple steps -
1. Try thought stopping:
Visualise an image that will symbolise your thoughts stopping. Try drawing it and keeping it handy to look at.
Say the word ‘stop’ every time the ruminative thoughts start to turn again.
2. Replace the empty space that was once those ruminative thoughts by inviting into that space whatever might seem reassuring
Do let me know how you get on with this.
Chris Warren-Dickins BACP Registered Counsellor
Therapy in Ridgewood
Bergen County, New Jersey
Counseling and therapy sessions take place at 162 E Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 4B, Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey 07450-3846
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