Today I visited MoodGym
I visited them to see if they had some tips on dealing with anxiety... I spent hours at this website, but to be honest didn't really learn a lot. Some things were informative, and if you really need to understand negative thinking, then it certainly helps you do that. For me, it just made me more aware of something I was already aware of! - Yup, I have been fighting the battle in my own head to counteract negative thinking/fear/worry about my damn body doing stupid things!
There are some 'exercises' ... lots, to complete!! Some were repetitive and a little boring. I did go through it all though - and received a fun certificate...... not that I think I am UNWARPED at all... with all my negative self thinking, catastrophising (sp?) and anxious thoughts about my health dramas - I don't think I am really unwarped at all.... haha got to laugh about it all... sort of.
It didn't change much :(
My body still hurts constantly, my mind is racing and worrying about the hot flushes/night sweats - which rationally I know is menopausal....... grrr I worry about the little 'heart blips' - indigestion, windy type of jolts that i seem to be getting at random times (read today that menopause can cause those too!)
I think i will stick with the cognitive behaviour 'affirmations' that I find do help a little, and the 'tapping' techniques when i am in a bad spot.
Reading and browsing the net can be good for a lot of things, but when looking for helpful advice and researching some things, it can lead to seeing other things that just make me worry more!! sigh...........
For the really bad times, I have xanax!!!!!!