WHAT IS RUMINATION-AWARENESS AS A FIRST STEP TO CHANGE THE HABIT? [MENTAL HEALTH]

PPC PRIVATE PSYCHOTHERAPY CLINIC -SENIOR ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST-Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

The first step to change a habit is to become more aware of it- to notice when it is happening and to try and spot its warning signs. This involves acting like a detective to spot what is happening just before you ruminate.

One way to do this by keeping a record of when you are ruminating. We recommend completing a diary similar to those described before. , but focused on your rumination. The key things to record are what was happening just before you started to ruminate (Where you were, what you were doing , what happened , how you felt) , the content of your ruminative thinking, and then what happened next- for example , how you felt after the rumination . This record could be on a form or could simply be noted down on paper , or into an electronic device.

Use whichever app[roach suits you…

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