Podcast 453: Is there a cure for intrusive thoughts?
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about intrusive thoughts, and how to manage them using what I call “thinker moments”. Intrusive thinking is can be defined as uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts that we feel unable to resist. This kind of thinking is often a way of coping with an underlying, unresolved issue. It’s not always the most effective or sustainable way to deal with pain or trauma, but it’s a coping mechanism—a type of distraction you use to try to keep the source of your pain bearable, at least in the short term.
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1:30 Intrusive thoughts are a global problem!
2:50 , 7:30 What intrusive thoughts are
8:00 Why we must weaken intrusive thoughts
9:00 Mind management & intrusive thoughts
9:50 The importance of thinker moments & how they train us to be more self-regulated
12:05 The brain is constantly changing—it is neuroplastic
12:30 Whatever we focus on the most grows, including intrusive thoughts
14:00 The power of being alone with our thoughts
19:00 How to get into a “thinker mindset”
21:00 How thinker moments affect the brain
23:00 , 26:15 Tips to use thinker moments to build up mental resilience & manage intrusive thoughts
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