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    Catherine Poole
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    #60519
    cohanja
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    ” Learn to recognize the thoughts you dwell on most, and train yourself to avoid those obsessive pathways”

    so so so much easier said than done. . at least for some of us that have the type of personality that lends itself to obsessive thinking, especially about something like the uncertainty of a mel diagnosis where it’s forever (at no point are you “out of the woods”)

    #60520
    Catherine Poole
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    If you can learn to do mindful meditation, that helps this overthinking that we all do. Need to clear out the brain of thoughts if you can. Jon Kabat-Zinn has some good books on this.

    #60521
    cohanja
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    I know. But unless Kabat-Zinn can fundamentally change my personality as a worrier. . .

    #60522
    Catherine Poole
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    No, only you have the power to do that by practicing meditation daily along with other things.

    #60523
    Andres98
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    Undoubtedly a useful thing,Basically i believe that being mentally healthy is important then physically both are important but if a person is mentally good he can actually enjoy his life.

    You have shared a useful article.

    #60524
    wpatterson4
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    Quote:

    If you can learn to do mindful meditation, that helps this overthinking that we all do. Need to clear out the brain of thoughts if you can.

    I’ve tried to meditate before, but it didn’t work. Are some people just not cut out for meditation? I think it would help me de-stress both at work and after I go home. It might help me enjoy my weekends a little more, too.

    #60525
    Catherine Poole
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    Practicing meditation is helpful and there are lots of tools to help on utube, and the books and CDs by Jon Kabat-Zinn. I do one of his cd’s and it really helps. You just have to clear out the mind stream and even trying does help. Yes, it is hard, but gets easier as you remind yourself that you are thinking instead of concentrating on breathing etc. Taking time out for deep breathing is very useful too.

    #60526
    wpatterson4
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    Thanks, Catherine.

    #60527
    lisarose001
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    Hi,

    Thanks for sharing this mental health tips.. Really very much beneficial

    #60528
    Sznn
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    Going to really have to attempt meditation – or something.

    I was feeling pretty relaxed about the whole scenario after getting the all clear from the oncologist a few weeks ago. Very short lived as I had a Derm checkup last week and Voila!…2 more spots need biopsy. One is really close to my eye.

    Now I am feeling anxious and back to thinking about melanomas again.

    Ugh, what a roller coaster ride.

    S

    #60529
    niravarav
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    Thanks cohanja!

    Nice and informative post. We looking more from you. Go one :D

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