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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:31 pm 
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for me for some reason i find it very hard to meditate and all ways did be for i was on any medication. my doc and my therapist is trying to get me to practice this because if i get used to doing it i can understand my self better. i just don't see it yet :x

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Johnboy,

It's not that meditation (AKA self-hypnosis or guided imagery) is hard, it's just that it takes some practice to learn to focus in a different way.

My therapist taught me how to do it, although I'll admit that I haven't been utilizing that skill in quite a while. But when a person gets into a major depressive episode, it's not surprising that they can't seem to do what they need to do the most. Even going for a walk seems impossible. But I digress....

Here's a thread that I wrote up a while back trying to share with everyone how to meditate, practically step by step. Maybe it will help you to at least learn to practice it.

http://suboxforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=1582

Good luck. And it really has the capacity to relax you, even before you get proficient in it. The very act of keeping your thoughts in the current moment in time ONLY and nothing else is very stress-relieving and relaxing. Sorry, it's difficult to explain in limited words. Check the post out. Good luck, my friend.

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Hey Buddy!!!!!!!

Im soooo glad you asked about this :wink:

Im still a beginer,,,,,,,,but THATS the great part, you DONT have to be VERY good for it to WORK!!!!!

seriously,,,,,, here's a link diary of a quitter posted awhile back............
http://www.seattleinsight.org/Talks/Bro ... fault.aspx

Its a REALLY good introduction, to meditation, and theres kind of like 'chaphters' on different things to try.
this is what I've used anyways, and its REALLY helped!!!!!!!!!

I haven't been doing it as much as I should lately, but Im gonna TRY now,,,,,
you've inspired me :wink:

Good Luck, let us know if you need ANYthing else!!!

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Hi Johnboy! Im glad to hear that you are wanting to try this. Amber already posted the link to what worked for me.
I just wanted to add one more. Diaryofaquitter posted a webpage on lovingkindness, in one of my threads. I was having
a terrible time dealing with missing my daughter. She suggested doing this, and I still do it. Here's the link:

http://suboxforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7184

Good Luck!!!!! Hope you feel better!

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Hey Johnboy,

I didn't follow the links that the others provided, but I wanted to share with you one way I've been able to start to meditate. My yoga instructor in college helped us achieve a meditative state by focusing our attention on our breath. Focusing on your breath, and in my case, counting the seconds I breathed in and breathed out, helps to empty your mind of outside thoughts and turn inward. That's just a tool to help you get started. I only meditate once in a blue moon, but I do pray, and sometimes that seems like the same thing.

Good luck!

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