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October 13th, 2010

distraction tips

These are for when you feel out of control,
are having a flashback and/or need grounding...

Repetitive reality checking (I am in a safe place and I'm going to be ok)

Count yourself down (ten... nine... eight... seven...) (You can then count back up 1 to 10.)

"I'm aware"; Repeat five things you see, smell, touch, taste in your present surroundings to help ground you in the present

Pay attention to your breathing (breath slowly, in through your nose and out through your mouth)

Pay attention to the rhythmic motions of your body (walking, stretching, etc.)

Touch something familiar/safe

Remind yourself "I'm going to be ok" and "I'm not crazy"... this is a normal part of the recovery process

Plant your feet firmly on the ground

Touch the wall, the floor and objects close to you

Call someone on the phone

Walk around and watch your own feet - listen to the sound

Listen to music and count the beats

Don't be afraid to ask for help

Hug someone safe

Hold someone's hand (someone safe)

Tear up paper, throw ice, chew ice chips

Visualize the memory as an object and put it "away" (for example, the memory is a blue rubber ball and you put it in a toy box)

Focus on details... leaves on trees, blades of grass, fibers in carpet

Call your therapist

Call a hotline

Hold and/or talk to a stuffed animal

Fight the voices - change the negatives to positives

Play an instrument

Gently wash your face, hands or hair

Do gardening, shovel snow or mow the lawn

Color in a coloring book

Rock in a rocking chair

Listen to your watch ticking


December 13th, 2008

Hello there.

insect - lady bug
Hi there, people. Came across this community and liked what I saw so far. So here I am. I'm being treated with meds from my GP for depression and anxiety. In the process of looking for a therapist. I self-injure even though I try to resist the urge to. I finally stopped using alcohol to self-medicate myself five months ago.

So how are you all doing today?

December 11th, 2008

Me me me

I´m Katriina, Hi! I have bipolar-disorder, personality-disorder, boarderlinepersonality and somewhat bulimia. So my life is just joy joy joy.. OK, most of the time it isn´t that terrible, but often it is. I have two kids(12 and 10) and a husband. I just learned about LJ and have been searching journals that interest me, and this is one of them. Maybe this will be a good site, we will see. Keep on writing you people =) And send me private post if you like, I will answer. Have a nice winter all of you!

November 3rd, 2008

(New Experimental Art)

1. In connection with the so-called global crisis art movement "POP-REVOLUTION"
(with the partial assistance of ART-REVOLUTION) and the artist Artyom Suslov
as well as several other free artists decided to create and implement the concept of
promotion of new art "Dyudrok."

The essence of this art is to re-establish the own way of avant-garde and surrealism.
Dyudrok included any avant-garde and modern art with blurred boundaries of genres and
unlimited fantasy of the author.

At the moment, the world economic system as well as world political system infringe
on the majority of rights, freedoms, opportunities and even hopes of man.
In this regard, decreasing the creative capacity of most people because
it decreases the level and scope of vision as well as the hope of translating its
into reality. At the time of the current crisis, a simple man forgets about high ideals,
he dreams at a low level. Dyudrok must to protect people from objective reality.
We believe - the objective reality that is at this level of crisis can and should move to
second place. We have the right to push it into second place if we give to the man a
new reality, which will carry the title of "objective". what is now "objective" will take
second place, or just disappear for a man.

Accordingly, we believe that everyone, regardless of his religious beliefs, his status in
the society, and regardless of the sanctions, which in future could be taken against the
"Dyudrok" has the right to go to the new reality at any time, partially or completely .

2. In our view, any human rights organization and any commission or authority that
to deal with human rights have the obligation to protect the right of every adult
in the transition, partial or complete, in a different reality.

3. If the man who entirely gone in a different reality according with the laws of this reality
can no longer be capable - this is his personal decision as the new reality does not contradict
the existing laws and not causing harm to anyone. Neither does the campaign leading cause harm.
No one is obliged to support the individual's life in old reality when he left a letter of
advice (note) with the signatures of witnesses.

4. The departure of a reality, as well as assistance in this, not an injury to humans,
because the only thing involved in this process - the human imagination.
But imagination does not belong to the bodi, as well as the experiments of the imagination
is not harmful for the rights of mental functions.
Accordingly, there is no room for any regulations on the intentional infliction of harm or death to
humans. Also note that imagination is fully subject to his master.

5. Relatives and friends of man who passed away in a different reality have the right to challenge the
decision through the courts or through the human rights organizations and and demand to return
him to the reality in which they are located. In doing so, c. 5 is partly contrary to the core - 1 item,
and further debate on this soil can be resolved only in the mutual agreement of the parties.

6. As Dyudrok is not limited with anything and depends only on the human imagination,
it does not conflict with any law and religious customs.

7. For the same reason (not limited and opportunity
giving own properties) Dyudrok and concept its development
and its veneration is not any organization or religion
nor the political movement. Because Dyudrok do not have its own symbols and beliefs.

The author of the Manifesto is Artyom Suslov.
Art - Movement "POP-REVOLUTION"

January 31st, 2008

My name is Kristina, and I am 24. I don't like labels but I will list a few that fit me somewhat: agnostic, animal lover (cats, dogs, generally furry creatures), art lover, carnivore, gamer, geek, introvert, kinky, lesbian, me, nature lover, pet owner (or, is it owned by pets), poly, single and switch. Looking for friendship, dating and if I come across the right person, or people long term relationship. Though my main pursuit right now is to meet new women, and build friendships. I own two cats, one of which is named Wire, so being comfortable around them is a must.

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