USEFUL TO KNOW RUMINATION-OPPOSITE ACTION[MENTAL HEALTH]

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

If rumination is linked to particular emotion , it can be helpful to have an’If …then’ plan that focuses on generating a counter-emotion .

For example, if if you are feeling tense or irritable , focus on doing something that calms you; if you are feeling low and lacking in energy , do something positive and energizing. This is the idea of positive action.

Before people ruminate , they often feel wound up and tense . You may find that your mind jumps from one thing to another . This stress can also be felt in your body.

For example, you may be tired , have a headache, or tensed shoulders and tensed back . In this circumstance , relaxation would be a good example of opposite action that could help to break up the rumination.

Rumination can also consist of dwelling on the way someone else is treating us…

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