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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Yog » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:07 pm

Then perform the first three.

If you finish it with a happy ending, I guarantee everything will be alllllright.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Mir@k » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:27 am

I've found that composing music helps you relax and throw your negative feelings away, same as with painting.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Izanagi » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:29 am

hmm, the only thing i could possibly do that's even related is go back to actually editing videos.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Mir@k » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:35 am

warbear i don't like using my hands to paint
so i kinda feel the same way you probably do.3
but hear me okay

go to your local grocery store and get basic acrylic paint and any kind of notepad to paint on

and use your fingers or any cheap brush

even if you feel stupid you'll feel great afterwards.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Izanagi » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:45 am

i've never really been much of an art guy. i mean, i used to do a comic and draw and stuff, but i kinda gave that up for whatever reason.

but, i dunno, i'll give it a try next time i have some spare money.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Mir@k » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:47 am

it's not about "being an art guy". because the end result is not going to look like anything.
the point here is conveying your feelings to a non violent, colorful medium
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby EagleMan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:21 am

Warbear wrote:It's just general anxiety, not attributed to any singular event.

So what makes you comfortable in public, if anything?
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:23 am

I usually unwind by casually thinking of something that makes me laugh. Lately I've forgotten to do this as often as I did about a year ago and I've seen my mood get a little less joyful, so I guess it did help.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Yog » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:23 am

Did you try what I suggested?

Those are my methods, at least. I actually have numerous more, due to living my life like I did, but that would take up the whole page, and I'm lazy.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Izanagi » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:30 pm

EagleMan wrote:
Warbear wrote:It's just general anxiety, not attributed to any singular event.

So what makes you comfortable in public, if anything?

being around people i like tends to help, but i can't constantly have them around, ya know?

Yog wrote:Use music. Get those large headphones and just zone out on the most relaxing music you have.

I did this one, kind of. I have this playlist that gets me motivated, so I went on a walk, listened to it, and just logic'd out all of the problems that I had.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Yog » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:42 pm

Attaboy.

Glad one of them worked for you.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Icha » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:36 pm

Composing music, you say? How exactly would I go about doing that? I play a little piano, so I do know what a key signature is, and what notes are what. How exactly does this process work?
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Yog » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:17 am

icha_icha_paradise wrote:Composing music, you say? How exactly would I go about doing that? I play a little piano, so I do know what a key signature is, and what notes are what. How exactly does this process work?

Start with a small ditty in your head. Any melody will do.

Than, hum the first note of it, while trying to find the closest sounding note on your piano.

Repeat with the rest.

It goes by a lot faster and with better results when high.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby DaCrum » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:34 am

A little bit more complicated than that when you write for larger ensembles. I mean, there's a bunch of technical shit but if you're writing for one instrument it's pretty much what Yog said. Play around with the melodies. Noodle on the piano for a bit.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Yog » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:56 am

There's another way to get rid of anxiety that I do.

From all the times I did it, its always worked.

It involves turning off every single light in your home, and than using candles.

You than put on a set of purely instrumental songs.

I listen to The Mantle by Agalloch.

Anyway, once that's on, you sit on the floor, in a comfortable spot, with your legs crossed.

Taking a deep breath, you slowly inhale with your mouth, and exhale with your nose.

Focus on the breathing, and as the contours of melody lift you from your physical restraints, you remain, tethered to the sound of your breathing.

Than, you slowly analyze each issue, but from a distance. As if you were someone else confronting your problem. Cancel each one out with logical solution, and by the time you finish, you will have left behind your anxiety and reached inner peace.

I usually use that one as a last resort, as it's complicated, but it always works. At least, for me.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby EagleMan » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:31 am

If it's not just purely emotional anxiety, and it's sort of anxiety about what others are thinking, it can help to try to internalize that strangers care a lot less than you think.

Also Yog what would you recommend for a meditation beginner? Obviously you describe it some there but at the hands of a novice like myself meditation was literally just the physical act - sitting there breathing, and nothing more.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Yog » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:40 am

Do not think of what you're doing.

Focus on your thoughts.

Sort of withdraw into your brain and concentrate there. The meditation will then have its effect.

Leave the physical world behind, and delve into your inner reality.

This will allow you to attain peace.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby SpiderTiki » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:07 pm

so yea, my girlfriend has always been emotional, she always talked about her deppression and how she was gonna off herself at some point in time. When I first met her, her ex was driving her over the edge.recently she went to a mental hospital for a few days after trying to drink germ x, when she came back she was happy, but now shes gone back to burning and cutting herself. If i tell her parents shed never trust me again, if i leave it this way she'll slowly get worse again, She constantly says im the only pick up she has,but even that is slowly wearing off and I'm just 15, does anyone have experience with this stuff?
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby EagleMan » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:17 am

Unfortunately you may need to sacrifice your relationship with her to get her the help she needs. I assume she's just about the same age as you, which means she's still forming as a person and she can more easily be helped, which she desperately needs.

It is unfortunate in these situations that the right thing means doing what feels bad and what gets hate from who you are helping, but the best one can hope for is that she's thankful if and when she gets better, otherwise it's a situation that's impossible to resolve cleanly. She clearly needs more serious intervention in her life, especially if prior attempts have failed and she's already back to bad habits. She doesn't need an enabler. Especially if you, as you say, are slowly less and less able to be her pick-up. The only option left is to explain to her parents the gravity of the situation and hope they do something with that.

There are no perfect solutions here besides doing the best you can to help, and to hope she summons the strength to drag herself back to emotional well-being, because no matter how much you or anyone else tries to help, ultimately it does rest on her to pass the finish line, so do what you can to open the door for her and hope she has the will to step through it.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Tuor » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:09 am

Even though it may seem like the "bad guy" thing to do you have to either encourage her to seek help, or ya, tell her parents, or someone. I'm surprised she is not already in some kind of therapy after attempting once.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby SpiderTiki » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:36 pm

Oh jolly, Oh joy, Oh happy day, my girlfriend left me AGAIN for the second time, the most wonderfully splendiferous part of my nutricious breakfast is, she diidnt leave me because of the fact i told her she needed to get help, or because i went to her parents, she left because her ex boyfriend who has repeatedly made her miserable, came back, and that girl left me for him yet again, and i would say it hurts, but i saw it coming, and right now i am not sad, just very very pissed off
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Tuor » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:30 pm

This kind of a blessing in disguise.
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby EagleMan » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:25 am

Does she have a bipolar disorder by chance?
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby SpiderTiki » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:33 am

her mother has it, then again her mother was on crack, I'm not entirely sure but if i had to guess id say yes
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Re: Snafu Therapy Thread.

Postby Whatis6times9 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:19 pm

Bipolar disorder does tend to run in families.
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