Dealing with Intrusive thoughts

Very healing when one meditates on the truth that the automatic, random, involuntary, unintentional intrusive thoughts that we experience or notice, are NOT from our real/true identity (I/ME).

How to handle them according to Doctors Winston and Seif?

1)Label these thoughts as "intrusive thoughts 2) Remind yourself that these thoughts are automatic and not up to us. 3)Accept and allow the thoughts into our mind. Do not try to push them away. 4)Float, and practice allowing time to pass. 5)Remember that less is more. Pause. Give ourself time. There is no urgency. 6)Expect the thoughts to come back again 7)Continue whatever we were doing prior to the intrusive thought while allowing the anxiety to be present.

Try Not To:

Engage with the thoughts in any way. Push the thoughts out of our mind. Try to figure out what our thoughts "mean." Check to see if this is “working” to get rid of the thoughts

Two Christian healing ministries where you can speak/pray with someone over the phone:
The Evangelism Response Center: (800) 634-2462
The Prayer & Crisis Referral Network: (877) 800-PRAY
Three Christian healing ministries where you can submit an online prayer request:
Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida,  the International Order of St. Luke the Physician in San Antonio, TX, or the The Inheritance House in Orlando, Florida
National mental health Christian support groups
The Grace Alliance
National Helplines/Lifelines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

To contact Christian Mental Health Ministries
Phone: (352) 234 - 6097                email:

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