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Healing Myself. Friday July 25, 2014

Nine months after my Mother died in 2010 I went to my GP who said I had low mood from grief.

I heard about Moodscope from the radio and joined that day. It has helped me so much, especially the daily emails, which, on my worst days were the only encouragement I had to get up and face the day.

Knowing there are people out there who understand is priceless.

I have worked hard to heal myself with professional help from a counsellor who is also a qualified hypnotherapist.

I wanted to share something with the Moodscope community. He taught me self-hypnosis. My key words are: "I am in control of my thoughts, my feelings and my actions".

But I was anxious that I wasn't doing it right. And the moment of realisation came when he said "There is no right; if it feels good for you, then that's fine."

This had an amazing effect on me as I felt free to be myself at last.

A Moodscope member.

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G Fri, Jul 25th 2014 @ 6:35am

Thank you Sarah for this post. Your self-hypnosis key words really help, as I am low I often don't think I am in control and feel very helpless. I will incorporate it in my simple meditation practice :)
To be ourselves is very important to accept our identity and our sufferings, without fear and anxiety of being judged by others (caring too much what others think of me has been the toughest thing to let go).

Lex McKee Fri, Jul 25th 2014 @ 7:57am

Hello Sarah, thank you for sharing so deeply. I've just been writing about the unconscious mind - prompted by recalling another phrase that's helped me: "If you cannot trust your unconscious mind, whose can you trust?" You are befriending your brain and learning to trust its guidance. That can only be a good thing. I am so glad that the daily emails have been such a support.

Anonymous Fri, Jul 25th 2014 @ 9:25am

Thank you, this is very Encouraging! Anything can be solved- it just takes a possitive thought and mental attitude! :O :)
The I feel free to be my self at last bit gave my a shiver! - good ones :)

Mary Fri, Jul 25th 2014 @ 10:06am

Lovely line, Lex!

Mary Fri, Jul 25th 2014 @ 10:10am

This is such a great post, Sarah. You are right: there is no wrong or right way to do/handle this kind of thing. We are all individuals - but here at Moodscope at least we all understand that and, to a certain extent, each other. I am so glad the daily emails have helped you ( know they certainly help me), and thank you so much for writing this one.

Trisha Fri, Jul 25th 2014 @ 10:15am

Today is a good day on my scale limited with tiny steps but at least I am up and dressed and have logged on. Yesterday I stayed in my bedroom wrapped in my own cocoon of misery.
Once again I am grateful for my moodscope friends who reach out and help me to reconnect. Rather than judging myself so harshly I will try trusting my unconscious mind.

Julia Fri, Jul 25th 2014 @ 12:44pm

Perhaps you needed that day in bed yesterday Trisha? It sounds as if it helped you to get up and doing things today. If you can look upon your days in bed as a positive regenerating thing, then maybe they will get fewer, the more energised you feel. Good luck and don't go back to bed today! You don't need to by the sound of you.

heather Fri, Jul 25th 2014 @ 3:34pm

Thank you Sarah. I am aware that I somehow managed to hypnotise myself to stop smoking 15 years ago by repeating "rotten, smelly, dirty things" and visualising an ashtray full of dog ends until I fell asleep one night, and then repeating this every time I thought about having a cigarette. What a great idea to apply the same technique with "I am in control of my thoughts, feelings and my actions" and maybe visualise my brain becoming more active ? It feels as dead as a dodo at the moment. Love Heather xx

Melanie Lowndes Fri, Jul 25th 2014 @ 9:26pm

Thank you very much Sarah. These words are very useful for me - to be responsible for my own feelings. All best wishes, Melanie

Sarah Sun, Jul 27th 2014 @ 10:54am

Thank you for all your comments. I did try to reply on the day but had some technical issues. Sarah

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