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Biggest breakthrough I've ever experienced with the voices I hear!!!

OCDguy

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If you want silence, I would suggest sitting in a quiet room, and just listen and connect to what is going on in the room only. Purely out of interest, how would you describe your state of mind when these voices are going on :hug:
 
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If you want silence, I would suggest sitting in a quiet room, and just listen and connect to what is going on in the room only. Purely out of interest, how would you describe your state of mind when these voices are going on :hug:
My state of mind varies from day to day. Sometimes I feel positive and don't feel like the voice affects my quality of life too much. I am then able to either ignore what he is saying completely and just let him rant on, engage in some distracting activity that drowns him out (like studying or talking to other people), or engage selectively with it and take whatever there is that is useful and leave the rest alone. Other times my state of mind can be really negative. I then feel very angry (like internally in a fit of rage) at my condition, or feel hopelessly lost and depressed (especially when the voice is repeating statements like "shut the fuck up" every time I have an explicit thought (in my own voice). Today the voice is fairly inactive, I only hear a statement here and there. I hope it doesn't get worse as the day goes on...
 
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Out of curiosity, do you find yourself actively listening for the voice, or does it just intrude...
 
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Out of curiosity, do you find yourself actively listening for the voice, or does it just intrude...
It varies. Sometimes it intrudes. Sometimes its because I accidentally start "listening in" to whats going on in my brain.
 
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Another question (hope you don't mind me asking), would be do you find your mind working over time when the voice intrudes, e.g. you are stressed/anxious etc...
 
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Another question (hope you don't mind me asking), would be do you find your mind working over time when the voice intrudes, e.g. you are stressed/anxious etc...
I certainly don't mind you asking. You can ask me anything you want. The voice intrudes at unpredictable and seemingly random times. I do not have to be in any particular mental state for the voice to occur. I can be calm, relaxed, and content, or I could be stressed and anxious- it doesn't seem to matter. However, if I am depressed, thinking badly of myself, or am very anxious, the EFFECT of the voice seems worse. I am then less able to detach myself from it and oftentimes slip into very negative mental states. When I am not doing well otherwise, I also have a tendency to want to "abuse" the voice back, start arguing or fighting with it...these reactions have never been helpful. I hope that answers your question:) Have a nice day!
 
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Sorry, but I have another question... do you find the nature of the voice changes with your moods :hug:
 
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