Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday's With Tom--How I Handle My Schizophrenic Thoughts


Hello guys, Tom here and welcome to my blog.

A while ago my therapist, Dr. K, bought me two small, plastic, blue buckets. He labeled each one of them. One says, “Distressing thoughts or beliefs” and the other “unknown.” He also gave me some note cards. What he wants me to do is every time I have a schizophrenic thought I am supposed to write it down on one side of the note card, write something to challenge it on the other side and stick it in the appropriate bucket.

Recently I had one schizophrenic thought. About a week ago my dad and I were helping my grandmother move into another house. During the move I had a thought that the police might come arrest my dad and I for stealing. The challenge I wrote was that

“My grandmother will explain to the police that my dad and I were helping her move items from one house to another.”

I stuck it in the bucket and brought the card to my therapy session and we talked about it.
Personally I think the buckets are a great idea, I've started being able to point out to myself thoughts that might be schizophrenic or non-schizophrenic.

Well that's it for today's post hope you all have a great weekend and as always, stay beautiful.

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