Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
dannyefcfan

Help with rumination

Recommended Posts

Hi, new member here.

I suffer from OCD and currently in therapy. However, the rumination aspect of OCD has not been something that has caused me too much trouble. Well until now...

I started to obsess over a certain topic, a topic that I won't be able to get an answer to for over a week. It's been driving me nuts and I don't have any coping methods to deal with this aspect of OCD.

I don't see my therapist for a few days, so I was wondering if anyone here has any coping methods to deal with it? I've looked on youtube and I see things that makes sense, but I try it once and then forgot about it the next hour. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
18 hours ago, dannyefcfan said:

Hi, new member here.

I suffer from OCD and currently in therapy. However, the rumination aspect of OCD has not been something that has caused me too much trouble. Well until now...

I started to obsess over a certain topic, a topic that I won't be able to get an answer to for over a week. It's been driving me nuts and I don't have any coping methods to deal with this aspect of OCD.

I don't see my therapist for a few days, so I was wondering if anyone here has any coping methods to deal with it? I've looked on youtube and I see things that makes sense, but I try it once and then forgot about it the next hour. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Hi and welcome to the forums.

Rumination is a very annoying thing, when unwanted thoughts keep popping up in your head to start to feel like you're going crazy and you just want the thoughts to go.

What I have learnt is to not try and push these thoughts out of your mind as the more you think about not thinking about them, the more you will. You need to learn to accept these thoughts, that's a technical term in therapy. Have a look at acceptance. I also find mindfulness really key to helping me mindful of this current moment and not worrying about the past or future, just the present and the sensations you're experiencing.

Hope that helps buddy. Also, try Googling 'worry tree', this diagram also helps. Can you do anything about what you're worrying about, yes or no etc. and is the emotion justified.

Share this post


Link to post

If it's any consolation, Danny, much like you I have been ruminating over issues, trying to find answers to things I won't find answers to. I know how pesky it is. In my case, it helps to recognise such unhelpful habits and distract yourself with something that makes you a little happier, though I know this is easier said than done. 

Just give yourself time and be kind to yourself. Remember to do what makes you happy. :hug: 

Share this post


Link to post
On 13/02/2020 at 20:03, dannyefcfan said:

Can you link to this please? Thanks.

Sorry just read this

 Glad its been answered good luck

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...