Help To Eliminate Unwanted, Intrusive And Obsessive Thoughts

We all experience random intrusive and obsessive thoughts, but where do they come from and why do we have them, why do some people have them more than others and what can you do to get rid of them.

Obsessive and anxious thoughts are linked to our primeval part of our brain, which deals with emotions, survival and protecting us.

This early warning safety mechanism dates back to very early mankind when our environment was a much more dangerous place, and it was vital to help keep us safe.

These thought patterns and stressful responses can still be useful today, especially if we are about to encounter a real life dangerous situation and they can help to warn us and alert us of any potential risks.

The trouble is, many people seem to be plagued by obsessive or anxious thoughts and feelings in the absence of any danger and for some, these obsessive thinking patterns and feelings can get out of control.

For a proven technique that can very quickly break your obsessive thought patterns and release all the stress and negative emotions, visit the website below.

Obsessive thoughts are just a by-product of how the brain works

If you suffer with obsessive or anxious thoughts, you must not think that there is something wrong with you or you're going crazy, however this is not true.

You may start to become annoyed or frustrated with yourself, you will ask questions like, why am I having these thoughts, what's wrong with me, it can even drive you to question the fact of am I mentally ill. 

Well, you're not mentally ill and there is nothing wrong with you that cannot be corrected.

Everybody suffers with obsessive and anxious thoughts, so if you are suffering with intrusive thoughts, then try not to be too alarmed or shocked by them. 

Because they are not you, they are just random thoughts that are coming from your primeval part of your brain, and although they might be very disturbing, try not to blame yourself or think badly of yourself for having them.

Some of these thoughts will be totally out of character to who you really are, whilst others will cause you to feel anxious or stressed.

Another thing that you should be aware of, most of these thoughts are not true and they do not equal reality, so they should be treated as random thoughts primeval thoughts.

You may even ask yourself, when are all these thoughts going to stop. The thing is, when you focus on trying to stop or get rid of them, they will get worse.

With anxious thoughts and imaginings, your mind can develop a fear of the thoughts and images causing you to constantly react with fear with them. 

Because your wanting to stop these thoughts, it will try to push you into a battle to defeat or avoid, or take action against the thoughts and imaginings, which again makes things worse. 



Obsessive thoughts are driven by feelings

The majority of obsessive and anxious thoughts is driven by stress, tension and strong negative emotions. 

Obsessive thoughts can also send you into a trance like state, where you withdraw your attention from your outside reality and you put all your attention on your obsessive thoughts and unpleasant feelings.

One of the reasons why some people have more trouble with obsessive thoughts and others is because they become too sensitive to them. 

They put all their energy on to trying to figure out why they are having them and how to deal with their obsessive thoughts, which just makes them worse.

You must not try and fight with your obsessive thoughts or attempt to suppress them, as that just does not work, in fact the more you try to get rid of them or you attempt to stop thinking them the more you will have, that's how the brain works.

The difference with people who have less trouble with obsessive thoughts is, they still have them, but when they enter their minds, they don't take them seriously, they recognize them for what they are, just thoughts and they let them go.

Those who have difficulty with obsessive and unwanted thoughts tend to become too emotionally engaged with them to a point they live their life in the emotion of the intrusive thoughts.

When you give those anxious or obsessive thoughts too much attention, or you try to get rid of them, your mind will perceive the thoughts or the situation that you're thinking about as being significant and relevant.

What happens then is, because your mind thinks they are significant, it will tag emotions and feelings to the thoughts, images or worry.

This soon becomes a catch twenty two types of situation where they more you want these thoughts to stop or the more you think about them, the more significant you will make them and the more emotion you will attach to them, 

This will result in even more similar types of thoughts and emotions, which can leave you feeling upset, annoyed and frustrated.

It is the strong emotions are what drives and hold the obsessive thoughts in place, and because your mind deals with feelings and emotions, it will keep the obsessive thoughts at the forefront of your mind.

This means it is the feelings that you need to change and not so much the obsessive and anxious thoughts.

If you are experiencing negative thoughts and feelings, your mind will also try to make sense of your emotional and physical state, because your feelings and emotions are all tied in with the fear mechanism.

Therefore, if you're feeling stressed or tense, then it will try to match up your state with worrying or anxious thoughts and images.

Your thoughts are not the real problem, it's how you react to them and how you think about the bad and obsessive thoughts. 

The anxious or obsessive thoughts will usually be proceeded by a negative emotion, so it is the feelings that come before the thoughts. 

The thing to realize with most anxious thoughts is, the danger or only exists inside of the mind.

There is now some scientific research to back this up which states that the emotion starts in the subconscious mind slightly before the thoughts do, it's certainly true that our thought process is impacted to a large degree by our emotional and physical state. 

Sometimes you can break the obsessive train of thoughts by just altering your physiology to a nice relaxed and balanced and aligned posture, a tense body will lead to more tense thoughts.

How To Stop Obsessive Thoughts 

Some of your obsessive thoughts may be driven by external factors and circumstances or they are connected to an unresolved problem or situation.

Again, it is not so much the situation or circumstance that causes the emotional suffering, it is the thoughts that you're having about the situation.

Avoid trying to deal or stop your anxious or obsessive thoughts, be aware it is the feelings that are confusing you or they are tricking you into believing you have to do something, especially in the case of anger, OCD or anxiety.

The moment you stop trying to deal with your obsessive thoughts or analyze them and why you have them, is the moment that the tide will begin to turn and they should start to ease off.

Trying to get rid of them is pointless and futile and the more you try, the more they will come back at you.

Accept that you will have these primeval thoughts from time to time, and instead of getting annoyed and bothered by them, start to see them as a fleeting nuisance, and learn how to quickly move them on.

What you want to do is, try to stop any emotional arousal from the thoughts and imaginings from gathering any sort of momentum.

These thoughts and feelings are designed to grab your attention, after all, if there was a genuine risk, you would want to know.

What you have to do is educate and train your mind to only react with fear to the situations that are threatening and warranted, and the majority of the time they are not, because your mind cannot predict the future.

If you try to suppress or fight the thoughts and feelings, they will come back stronger and louder.

Your imagination is very good at making things up or over exaggerating the risks. The secret is not to try and block the thoughts out, as that just causes emotional arousal.

The key is to willingly allow the thoughts into your mind, acknowledge them, and let them flow through and out of your mind.

You cannot control your thoughts and imaginings, but you can control how seriously you choose to take them and how you wish to react to them.

The more you can take your focus off your obsessive and anxious thoughts and feelings and you put your attention on to the outside world and what you're doing, the less trouble you will have with them.

It is only when we become overly aware of or we become too sensitive to our thoughts and feelings, that we tend to have a problem with them.

If you practice just observing your thoughts and feelings with no judgement or resistance, and you allow them to carry on without you reacting to them, then you will find they will soon fade away.

You certainly have not got to listen to them or accept them as being true or real, if they make you feel bad, do not engage in them or follow them.

Change the subject or put your attention on to something else. If you have allowed the thoughts and feelings to gain momentum, then it is too late.

If this is the case, go for a walk, meditate, exercise or try to engage in something else. The trick to catch them early on and just process the emotion, by allowing the emotion to rise up through you and away and let your mind think the thoughts and let them pass through peacefully.

Each new morning, grab the opportunity, to change the subject, by thinking more pleasant and neutral thoughts, decide that you're going to have a great day, and get that feel good momentum going.

As you wake up, you will have a brief opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start off afresh, what has happened the previous day or in the past day is history and should be classified as old news. 

Try to stay in the here and now, let the past be gone and keep out of the future, unless you're envisaging it from a positive lens.

Every day you will make progress, if any obsessive or anxious thoughts crop up, do not get alarmed or frustrated, just acknowledge them and let them sail right on through.

The truth is, they are just thoughts and the chances are, the majority of the time, there will be nothing threatening that you have to deal with or avoid.

Your thoughts and compulsions could be connected to a worry you have, an unresolved problem or the need to want to be in control.

If you are feeling anxious you can give yourself a few little safety messages like,

"If that happens I'll be OK"

"I can learn to live with uncertainty"

"I cannot predict the future, so I'll handle it if and when it happens with a calm cool composure"

Evolution has taught us to expect the worst, hold on to the past and fear the future.

From this day onwards, release your past, let go of your suffering, expect the best and imagine and plan for a better and brighter future.

Use Your Body To Change Your State 

When we are in a negative, anxious and stressful state the fear circuit cause our bodies to become hyperactive and because the mind and body are linked, if your body is tense or you're feeling stressed, then you will tend to have more obsessive and anxious thoughts.

At times when our bodies are stressed or tense, we tend to have less control of our actions and behaviours.

When the sympathetic nervous system becomes activated it causes chemical and physical changes in the body which are 

  • Increased heart rate 
  • Adrenaline is released into bloodstream
  • Rise in blood pressure 
  • Muscles Tighten 
  • Causes shallow breathing 

This is why meditation can help you to overcome your obsessive thought patterns because it reverses the overactive sympathetic nervous system as well as calming the body. 

Rather than trying to force yourself to think differently or think more positive thoughts, it can be better to try and change how you feel.

Muscle stiffness, especially in the neck, shoulder region and the lower back are connected to the fight or flight reflex mechanism, so if your muscles are tense you will have more tense thoughts and fearful reactions.

Try to stand and sit with the least amount of tension, because your posture and physiology can influence how you feel, react and think.

Keep active and try to maintain good poise and balance. Learning how to relax deeply combined with some stress management will help you feel less threatened and more at peace.

How To Quickly Overcome Obsessive Thoughts With Hypnosis

If you have an ongoing problem, worry or issue that you're trying to deal with, your mind can get stuck in a repetitive self perpetuating cycle of, unwanted thoughts, compulsions and unpleasant feelings, a bit like a record getting stuck in a grove.

If this is the case, then you need to do some emotional work, because it is the emotions and feelings that are holding the obsessive and worry thought processes in place.

Your mind and body work in patterns, associations and feelings. You can, you know, detach the strong emotional tag and connection away from the obsessive and unwanted thoughts or problem. 

Once the strong emotional attachment has been removed from the obsessive thoughts, situation or problem.

Then your mind will categorize it as no longer being significant or relevant, so the thoughts and images will either no longer bother you, or you will find the problem or issue will just fade away and dissolve.

This download below is a very powerful tool created by highly qualified hypnotherapists and psychologists. 

The download can strip away the negative emotion from the repetitive and unwanted obsessive thought patterns and the problem and it can do this very quickly and effectively.

When the emotion is removed or separated away from the problem or worry will collapse, because you will have shifted out of the trance like obsessive state.

Once you detach yourself from the emotion that is driving the obsessive thoughts you will have eliminated the fuel that has been keeping the loop and cycle alive and in place.

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