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Here is another chant which seems to shut out and silence anything weird that I'm feeling or hearing inside about 5 minutes of listening to it... It all just disappears for a while. This is Tibetan buddhist in origin, in The original Tibetan but backed by a synth.

 
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Hi all,

I hadn't realised it had been very long time since I posted on this thread:



Today, overall, even though I am on 25ml of medication to prevent large gatherings of general hearing voices to filter through, and my anxieties are not too bad, now, I will still listen to music through my personal cd walkman in at home, awaiting for and at volunteering, as I definitely find on the posiitve side of things, that music still keeps everything down and at bay.

i work out still getting salsa dance aerobics done, or traiditional based aerobics, and I attend zumba classes.


I have been anxious and paranoia namely about going out and about, volunteering, and for away travelling on holidays with parents; these days, on 25ml, doseage, out and about, volunteering, there is in advance of going out and about, and volunteering less anxiety, less paranoia.


I'll feel very tired if I have been attending travelling to and from my day centre, and voices will filter through, soon as I'll put on my walkman though, the voices stop completely in my own head.
 
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oops! I forgot to point out for the moment, that I have been having technical difficulties, with a cd and a walkman of mine, testing on several different walkmans, and also my non headphones based cd player combined with dvd, methods, I know I can't manage through the week without music, so either and I'm not sure when on Monday or Tuesday this forthcoming, week, I'll ah, have to get a new model which will be of the same principal style of walkman i have been used, to and prefer, so that I'll be able to resume listening to music.

Certainly for when I'm cross stitching, or knitting and I'll prefer to have music on to keep everything via within me at home down, and at bay.
 
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I ah, couldn't help noticing a particualr advert on this forum site, a little while ago, and had to have felt, that's the make and model of personal audio walkman, I buy, they are simpler than any other walkman product, to handle, and I like that type very much so, the problem off course, which I have noticed and maybe it has something to do with the costing making it so reasonable, I don't know, they ah, don't last for very long - the mechanisms within. Most other walkmans are difficult to recognise which buttons are for what, even though there is, the instructions leaflet, this model, I very much prefer, as it is very simple, no messing about, for me to work with.
 
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Hi all,

I managed to rectify the problem regarding my music listening defaults.


Turns out, the batteries needed changing, I just hadn't gotten round to dealing with that, and also, the jack of the earphone headphone wire lead.


Anway, all is musically well again now, I haven't had to have rushed out just yet, and not sure when either to buy a new model of the same principal, walkman.



I probably shall in time for the cruise, and a pair of headphones.



Natalie.
 
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Hi all,

My hearing voices are very well behaved and are under control this evening.


I am relaxing doing cross stitching needleworking, and listening to music. Easy Listening for preference. And musicals.


I shall be resting up tomorrow, not going anywhere specific as such, storing my energies, I have 2 meetings in different vicinities and locations on Wednesday, I might just pop out locally at lunchtime.

So all I can say is, no, certainly no hearing voices.


Mind you , I did have a terrible overnighter, through up and about earlish, and a bit beforehand, filtering voices happened, then, as the morning wore on, I improved.

My walkman is absolutely fine. Hopefully, lol.




Natalie.
 
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Hi all,


I rectified the problem regarding my walkman further - it was in fact, indeed the problem of the headphones jack, not working sufficiently, anyway bought and tried out the new pair on the same cd track, and it was fine, I am happily listening to music again.


Natalie.
 
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Hi all,

I'm very well voice hearing wise, and I have levelled off from 25ml, down to 20ml. I seriously felt that having been stablised for a long time on 25ml it was also very very strong, very alerting, being a less sedative med. So I'll monitor me on 20ml reduction level, and I'll see how I go.


I am happily listening to music, and getting my cross stitching done.


I have 2 different meetings in 2 different places and at different times tomorrow, to adhere, to, so I shan't be able to workout then.

Hopefully, on Thursday afternoon, I'll workout to my fitness dvds, and maybe get a light, low impact energetic salsa based dance done.



I hope everyone else is well and ok,



Natalie.
 
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HI all,

Normally, I'd be cross stitching in the evenings, seeing that I'll be in my day centre for the afternoon, readily for my 3.30 meeting, pm this is, I have got that packed ready to have with me, for tomorrow, and I am kniting listening to my walkman instead.



When at the centre tomorrow, after my other location, in the morning, I'll switch over, and do my cross stitching with the walkman on.


Natalei.
 
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I do my best to ignore them. When it get to much I listen to music as well and I write to God about heaven, music, art, famliy, special occassion. I Rather speak to God than them.

Peace and blessings be upon you.
 
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I find music to be a good distraction from voices, particularly from the guy who keeps telling me to shut up.
 
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HI all,

It's nice to see on here others, who find music to be beneficial, to help with hearing voices and in my case, to prevent voices to filter through, even if I'm feeling slightly tired. When very tired, the voices can';t be helped, otherwise, i still today am very proactive music listening, to be a powerful tool.
 
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Making music is good also, i have a harmonica I like to play which focussed the mind and keeps things together. Still learning but it's a good distraction.

One thing I tried yesterday, some ground cloves on the tongue. The taste is intense and powerfully burning, it blasts everything out of the head for a good long while. Seems to affect energy in the gut too.
 
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One other thing I should mention has not yet been mentioned but which also works well for me, is dance. If I just move to the rythm, get loose and get funky, letting the head roll, maybe playing some Daft Punk and just let the body do its thing, then after a solid 20 minutes I get better. Sometimes this is accompanied by all kinds of little clicks in and around the body.
 
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there are two ways i understand it

ill tell you about the first and youll have to pay me for the second

first type of voice hearer is a fantasist

they have taken their childhood imaginations into adulthood

so they have imaginary friends

this is ok and i am tolerant about it

they have imaginary friends as adults

all well and good

not all their pretend friends are nice to them

but some are

they can teach their imaginary friends if they are nasty to be nice to them

there is a spiritual component, as always

imaginary friends may be proof that death is not final

strike a light
 
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Another thing that has worked for me, rubbing the skin of the legs vigorously, followed by a bit of massage of the leg muscles to relax the bottom half of the body. It released a lot of good feeling, and completely quieted the voices for a good couple of hours.

Going to the cinema to watch a feel good movie, in this case Pixar's Inside Out, also seems to have shaken things up a bit. Some things are missing, or things are simplified.
 
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One more thing to mention, trying to sleep while listening to an audio recording of ocean waves also did something weird, it cleared up a whole series of tactile hallucinations, barrier like things that were hovering around me. I found it quite relaxing. Perhaps it is worth trying. I used this recording:

 
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And one more thing, asking my voices about their greatest mistake made a big impact. They referred to it as their "last chance". Not sure if that carried over to others or is just part of my internal mythology, but it is worth trying if you can interact with your voices.
 
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I don't think I am schizophrenic. I just hear strange voices that sound like real people.