For all, who suffers on ocd or dp,
i want to give a small advice with the psychological methode so called "Brooding Chair"
Many of you struggles with rumination or a vicious circle of thoughts, worrying or anxiety in endless loops without a solution.
That you have the need to think about topics, which are important for you, its okay.
But the way to do it in endless loops dont help, because it brings you in hyperawareness or to go in a meta-monitoring, for human processes where no attention or overthink is needed and disturb these processes.
It has even a disturbing, pardoxical effect for involuntarily inner or intereoceptive processes. For example: You dont need attention to get sleep, it happens on its own and to pressure your thinking to sleep gets the paroxical effect that you cant sleep or its more difficult. And when you do think about your own involuntarily inner functioning a longer time, a alienation started to your own self, to people or environment.
Its better to do it in a constructive or suitable way, its a good method to structure your "brooding" over the day or week without giving up the need for thinking about topics.
To reach this you install over the day (f.e. in the morning, high noon and evening) for a certain time (15, 30, 60 min) to think about your concerns in a chair, which has for that time only the function of "brooding". In the duration you do it, you dont use the chair for other reasons. The way you do it can differ f.e. only in mental processing/thinking, write down your thoughts free or think about it in a scientic, academic manner with writing down the pros and cons, the probability of anxiety/fears to occur.
You can choice on your own, how often and how long you want to do it, to satisfy your thinking.
But when you do that, its important that you stop to think about your worryings meanwhile you go in your normal life. When you start to feel unpleasant, frustrated or anxiety heightens, you can say to yourself, stop i give them no attention because f. e in the evening i sit in my "brooding chair" and think about over all the aspects which scary me and to find a better position, attitude or new information.
When you start to do that "brooding chair" its important, that you take it serious like a prescribed medicine, and to carry out it , even when you dont feel the need to do it actual, in your fixed timetable.and duration (maybe for 6 weeks). When you have no concrete topics to ruminate, you can think about it like i said in a scientific way and write down pro and cons, search in internet/dpseldhelp or you think what you can do about your improvement.
So you can structure every day your thinking about your anxiety, which gives you some safety not to lose important .informations for your recover.
When my english is laborious (i am not a native writer) or you know that method already, i am sorry that i have bored you or steal your time.
Maybe some of you helps it a little bit.
When you have questions, you can write me a private message.