Scene 4: Cancerous Ghost

Firstly, thanks for all the emails folks, hopefully, this blog will help you and many other sufferers. Do you like my title by the way? I think it’s a fitting description of the “underworld” that exists of the many forms of mental illnesses. Throughout this ongoing blog of mine, I’ll be using my own terms I use to describe the blueprints I set out for myself in coping with my outed disorder.

Okay so let us talk about “Inception”, nope not the movie, this for me is the time when a trigger is set off which causes the disorder to begin. Now I’m only using the word disorder to cover the range of illnesses as I could be here all day listing them. The hard part is finding and noticing these triggers, as some may vary from minuscule events which are almost unnoticeable, to something very obvious like a death in the family or a job loss, but you have to remember whatever it is it’s not the end of the world. For most sufferers the triggers can be daily, one minute you’re making some toast the next you’re thinking would people notice if I was alive. Yeah, I know how broad the spectrum is when it comes to these illnesses but it’s still manageable, and to me, the harder something is to achieve the greater the reward will be, obviously our reward or goal is to be free of this “Cancerous Ghost”.

At this point we’ll break the triggers down into external and internal triggers, external being something out of your control, like the weather or somebody making a comment and internal being your mind/ego making up stories or events to basically drain your happiness or make you scared/paranoid. I will go into more depth in the following scenes but I want you to think about what may trigger your illness and write it down on a piece of paper and put it on the fridge door or somewhere you see more than once a day. Now every time you look at this “Inception” give yourself a reason for being happy, don’t think about the meaning of what you’ve written in depth just view it and concentrate on a beautiful memory or something you’re looking forward to in the future, just anything positive about yourself. Repetition is key here guys, eventually something negative becomes a positive it’s just training your mind to acclimatise to this.

Well, it worked for me and as I said I’ll go into more depth in the next few scenes, but let me know how you get on. Remember it won’t work overnight but good things come to those who wait, be patient!

Take care guys over and out!!!!

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