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?

Although everybody has repetitive and obsessive thoughts at times. 

The problem starts when you find that you cannot switch off from your unwanted and intrusive thoughts or they are disturbing you and causing you endless stress, anxiety, sadness or anger.

If you are having constant obsessive thoughts that run on and on with no conclusion, then that is the time that you need to break free from your endless struggle and suffering. 

Otherwise those thoughts will drive you crazy, sap your strength and energy and prevent you from enjoying and living a happy and fulfiling life.

Obsessive thoughts often occur when there is no forthcoming solution to a problem or when you cannot resolve an ongoing worry or personal issue that you have. 

However, this is not always the case, and sometimes disturbing unwanted thoughts can just randomly come into your mind.

Persistent obsessive thoughts can last for days, months and years. These unwanted thoughts can plague you and generate constant feelings of stress, anger, negativity and anxiety.

This happened to me for many years, until I decided that I had to do something about it. I would spend years obsessing over the same problem.

Once you allow the momentum to build. Your mind can get stuck in a loop, where there is no solution or no completion.

The important thing to be aware of is. If you find yourself having disturbing and horrible thoughts, and we all have them.

These intrusive and unwanted thoughts are just thoughts, it is not your fault that you're having them and they are not you and they are not in your control.

Very often, our thought processes match our emotional and physical state. Therefore if you're body is feeling run down, full of adrenaline or your muscles are tense. 

Then you will tend to have more negative, tense or anger related thoughts. When you change the feelings by relaxing your body and muscles, your thought processes will change to better feeling thoughts.

Breaking free from the repetitive thoughts loop

You have probably asked or questioned yourself many times.

Why am I having these same old obsessive thought patterns, that just keep on going around and around in your mind. What's wrong with me and why can't I control my own mind?

No doubt, you have tried to make sense of them and you just wish you could stop them or make them go away.

You may have asked yourself, what causes intrusive thoughts?

Often, we seek validation or we harshly judge ourselves and beat ourselves up. Obsessive thoughts can make you feel that there must be something wrong with you.

It is maddening when your mind gets stuck in that obsessive thinking loops. However, there is nothing wrong with you.

All you need to do, is learn how to break your obsessive thought patterns, find a solution to your problem or remove the strong emotions that are driving your unwanted and repetitive thoughts.

The biggest mistake you can make is to try and stop or control your unwanted thoughts.

Because, when you try to stop them or control them. You will attach more emotional significance to them. This will cause more emotional arousal, making your mind return to them even more.

Trying to stop or control them, is what is keeping you stuck in a loop with no completion.

You cannot control your thoughts nor can you forcefully stop them. 

But you can learn how to change the way you react to your thoughts and feelings and you can learn how to quickly stop the emotional arousal and you can take away the strong emotional attachment.

Be aware that these thoughts are just random thoughts. They don't define you or who you are.

The first step is to stop trying to control them, stop trying to stop them, suppress them, resist them or fight with them.

Accept that you cannot stop or control them and recognize that they are not your your thoughts, they don't represent the truth and they are not real.

Once a thought has been activated. You cannot deactivate it. Therefore, the best thing to do is to quickly allow these unwanted thoughts to pass on bye with the least amount of discomfort.

What, you need to avoid is trying to judge, make sense of, resist or analyze why you're having these intrusive thoughts.

The thoughts come after the emotion and it is the strong emotions and feelings that are causing you all the problems.

These anxious or unwanted thoughts are you're mind trying to trick you into thinking and reacting as if something bad is about to happen, when there is usually not.

The secret is, not to latch on to the thoughts and feelings and not to get emotionally involved with them.

Because, if you resist them, then they will persist and they will cause you further worry, stress, anger or negativity.

Do you know the best way to still your racing mind is to leave your mind alone. 

Instead of trying to stop or control your thoughts.

Try something different.

Allow your mind to carry on thinking them. Feel the feelings, but do not react to the thoughts and feelings.

You will experience a bit of mild discomfort, but just carry on allowing your mind to think the thoughts.

Observe your thoughts and feelings, but put your focus of attention on something external or focus on what you're doing.

Mindfulness and awareness are the key. Because you can learn how to observe your mind and feelings, whilst your focus on relaxing your body.

Don't try and control, stop or fight your thoughts and feelings. Just treat them as a hoax, realize that your imagination is tricking you and accept these thoughts are not a true reflection of you or the truth.

It's all about educating yourself to realize that your mind is tricking you or over exaggerated a situation.

Make your unwanted thoughts and feelings insignificant and they will fade away. Then focus on better feeling thoughts.

Many people develop a second problem, where they worry about their worry and obsessive thoughts.

When some emotional work will be necesssary?

If you have been stuck with the same old problem, worry or obsessive thought patterns for a while. Then you may need to remove the strong emotion away from the repetitive thoughts.

Or if you feel as if you have lost control over your thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Because it is the strong feelings and emotions, that are holding your obsessive thought patterns in place.

Once you take away the emotional attachment. The obsessive thoughts will collapse in on themselves and your problem will fade away.

It is important that you remove the strong emotions, because obsessive thinking can lead to obsessive behaviors and actions.

The strong emotions are what creates the obsessive thinking loops, patterns and cycles which perpetuates more of the same old tiresome, exhausting and persistent troublesome thoughts.

Sometimes we have lived the same old problems and obsessive thoughts and feelings for so long, that some emotional clearing work might be required to dissociate the strong emotions and physical responses away from the unwanted thoughts or problem.

You can have repetitive and obsessive thoughts about any thing or situation. Maybe somebody has annoyed or embarrassed you.

Or it could be the result of a bad memory or negative experience. Some people obsess about parts of their body or if they feel inadequate.

Other reasons could be fear based, worrying about your future, your job, something you have learned you will have to do, the list is endless.

How long your repetitive thoughts linger on and how bad the make you feel and how much they affect your life, your behavior and your actions

Depends on how much emotional significance and focus of attention you give to them and how you emotionally respond to them.

Once you have got yourself stuck in a obsessive loop and cycle, you need to know how to switch off and break free from your troublesome and bad feeling thinking habits and emotional responses.

Your obsessive thought patterns and emotional responses are automatic subconsciously controlled patterns, habits and responses.

Nobody deliberately chooses to feel bad and think the same endless bad feeling thoughts.

When you try to stop thinking and feeling this way, because it is making you feel bad. It creates eve more emotional arousal and negative focus of attention, which tricks you into engaging with your bad feeling thoughts.

This causes the obsessive thought loop and cycle which just sucks you into a sort of trance like state and where you get stuck and carried along by the continuous thoughts and feelings which then spirals out of control.

The best way to interrupt and break the patterns of your persistent and endless loop of obsessive thoughts for good.

Is by subconsciously undoing this process and removing the strong emotions away from your obsessive thoughts.

The Stop Obsessive Thoughts session below is one of the most effective and quickest ways to end obsessive thinking and eliminate unwanted and troublesome lingering thoughts.

Is OCD an anxiety disorder?

Obsessive thoughts and OCD are often linked to anxiety and feelings of insecurity.

It is important that you remove the strong emotions, because obsessive thinking can lead to obsessive behaviors and actions.

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.

Reduce your stress and tension and decrease your anxious thoughts

Our muscles and our physiology are connected to our fight or flight response and our survival instinct and responses.

When we are feeling threatened or we are experiencing strong emotions and feelings such as anger, stress and anxiety. 

Then our muscles automatically tense and tighten and adrenaline is released into our bloodstream to give us more strength and energy to fight or run away from the threat.

If your muscles are constantly stiff or tense, then your mind will interpret the tight muscles as you're in danger or something bad is going to happen.

This will result in, the constant flow of adrenaline being released in your body keeping you stuck in survival mode and a state of anxiety and worry. 

Reducing your stress levels and restoring your body and mind back to a state of balance and calm, will also help to still your mind and decrease your anxious and unwanted thoughts.

Again, when we are feeling overly stressed our mind interprets these feelings and sensations as, something bad must be about to happen.

Therefore instead of attempting to deal with or make sense of your thoughts it is better to release your tension and lower your stress.

Sitting, sedentary lifestyles or poor posture can also cause the stiffening of our muscles.

The tightening and the stiffening of the neck, shoulder and upper back as well as the hip flexor muscles are linked to anxiety and our fight or flight reflex response.  

Do what you can to ease your tension and reduce your stress. 

Whether that be, listening to a relaxing CD, meditation or self hypnosis or going for a relaxing stroll and observing nature or whatever else you enjoy.

Make it your priority to spend at least twenty minutes a day deeply relaxing. Stress, fear and anxiety are also physical symptoms, so exercising and keeping active will also help you.

The video below will help ease tension and it will help you to feel more confident and less insecure.



Video courtesy of Brett Hershey www.alexandertechla.com

Learn how to problem solve or let it go

If you are having anxious or fearful thoughts, then you can try a bit of cognitive behavioral therapy.

CBT is where you challenge the anxious or worry thoughts, you try and reassure your anxious mind that everything will be OK or you present your mind with a more realistic or positive alternative.

Some things that can help are

Challenge your anxious or obsessive thoughts

Our imagination can appear very real. But, you can challenge and question your thoughts and imaginings.  

Ask yourself is your imagination real and is your imagination overreacting and is what your imagining likely to happen and if it does happen, what is the worse case scenario. 

Then imagine yourself handling that imagined situation in a calm and resourceful manner or see
yourself handling and being OK with the worse case scenario.

Reassure your worried mind

Anxiety often persists when we live a worry or concern unanswered or unresolved. 

Thinking that you're not capable enough of handling or coping with a previous stressful challenging situation can fuel insecurity and anxious and obsessive thinking.

A simple safety and self reassuring message to your mind like, 

"Everything will be fine"

"Whatever happens I'll be OK"

"Whatever happens I can handle it"

This little reassurance messages can help to ease worry and anxiety. Also, turning a negative what if question into a positive one can help or answering it with a couldn't care less attitude.

Like. 

"What if ---------- happens"

immediately reply with. " So what"

Or, what if everything goes well or things turnout alright.

Very often when we remove or take away the emotion from a problem, the problem itself pales into insignificance.

" I do not fix my problems, I fix my thinking. Then the problems fix themselves"

Louise hay

If you have a problem. Either work on finding a solution or if there is nothing that you can do or if things are not in your control. Accept, it and let it go.

Practice thinking and imagining being and feeling as you would like to be and only focus on the outcome you want, instead of what you don't want.

Again, the emotion occurs before the obsessive or unwanted thoughts.

There is now some scientific research to back this up which states that the emotion starts in the subconscious mind slightly before the thoughts appear.

It is 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.

Although CBT can help ease worry and general anxiety. If you're experiencing high levels of anxiety, panic and fear. 

Then you cannot really think yourself out of feelings of fear, panic and high levels of anxiety. The best way to reduce your high levels of anxiety are by learning how to relax your body and change your feelings.

The opposite states to fear are happy and relaxed. Therefore if you are feeling sensations and symptoms of fear.

Feel and embrace the fear. Then focus on relaxing your muscles, relaxing your shoulders. Take some slow deep breaths and put a big smile on your face and hum a happy and upbeat tune to yourself.

Because when you're relaxing your body and smiling and feeling happy. This indicates to your mind, that you must be safe.

Because, you would not be breathing deep, you would not have relaxed muscles and you would not be smiling and singing to yourself, if you were in immediate danger.

If your mind and body are tricking you into being afraid, turn it round and trick your body and mind into thinking your safe.

We all to often allow our physical world and external world to rule us and we allow our emotional states, thinking patterns and our reactions and behaviors to be dictated by our external world and circumstances.

Other safety messages you can tell yourself are.

"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.

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.

Build your self esteem

Sometimes obsessive thinking can be a by-product of feelings of insecurity, not liking yourself, not liking
how you look or parts of your body.

One of the worse causes of low self esteem is thoughts of self hatred, self criticism or believing that you're not good enough or you're different.

If you feel less than good enough, then it is time to start loving who you are. Because it is OK to be different and your uniqueness is what makes you special and beautiful.

Never allow others to define you and never change to please or conform to others.

Everyday, tell yourself a few times that.
  • I am good enough 
  • I am worthy enough 
  • I love myself 
  • I like myself
  • I love who I am 
  • I am capable enough
Be your true authentic self. Accept your weaknesses and only work on changing what you can change or what you do have control of.

Like who you are, and strive to be the best you. Get into the habit of only saying positive and encouraging things about yourself, to your self.

Learn to laugh at yourself, laugh at your unwanted thoughts, with the knowledge that you have now got their number.

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.

If You Want A Reliable Way To Stop Obsessive Thoughts, Then Why Not Visit The Website Below

http://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/addiction-help/obsessive-thoughts?4935

 


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