How To Replace Unwanted, Intrusive And Obsessive Thoughts With Feelings Of Calm And Clarity Of Mind

Are you tormented each day with the same old negative obsessive spiralling thoughts? 

Do you tend overthink and overanalyze things, where you go over and over with the same old tiresome obsessive and problematic thoughts, that never resolve your problem, worries or difficulties? 

The meaning of life is for you to enjoy, observe and live and not to be held hostage to your negative and obsessive thoughts and feelings.

Everybody has negative and unwanted thoughts, it seems to be the way the mindworks and has evolved. 

Sometimes those unwanted thoughts can be thoughts of worry, negativity or anger. Other times. you can have terrifying or horrible and very upsetting thoughts, that can make you feel as if your a bad person or that their must be something really wrong with you.

There is nothing worse than getting yourself stuck and emotionally engaged in a seemingly endless circuit and train of upsetting, destructive obsessive and negative thoughts. 

They can really mess you up on the inside and cause you to ask the question. 

Why am I having all these disturbing thoughts, what's wrong with me and why can't I make them stop?

Needless repetitive endless thoughts can cause you so much worry, stress and emotional suffering, seriously affecting your emotional and physical well-being, sleep and quality of life.

Sometimes you can have the same set of negative or unwanted thoughts playing out in your mind, over and over again, a bit like your mind is stuck on loop.

When this happens it can be very frustrating, annoying and soul destroying, especially if you do not know what to do to break this pattern so you can focus on something more pleasing and constructive.

As you know, when you're stuck in a pattern of repetitive negative thoughts, it's hard to think clearly, concentrate or focus on anything else, other than those negative and unwanted thoughts.

Your obsessive and unwanted thoughts are not you

When you have obsessive or intrusive negative, terrifying or even horrible thoughts that you can't seem to get out of your mind. It can be easy to start to think that there is something wrong with you.

You might even think that you're a bad person or you're being punished for some reason.

The first thing that you need to understand is, your thoughts are not you, neither should you trust, believe or act on them.

Our thoughts and feelings can be so powerful and intense that they can begin to control our actions and behaviors.

The truth is they are just random thoughts that enter your mind, which are sometimes a result of how you're currently feeling, emotionally and physically.

Our mind, thoughts, memories and feelings are all interlinked. Your focus of attention can cause an emotional and physical reaction in your body and you physiology and emotional state can affect your mind.

A positive and balanced physiology can really improve your state of mind, because your emotions and the thoughts that go with them can be influenced by your current mood or physiology.

If you're in a negative feeling mood and state, it is easy for you to interpret yourself and your life in a way that reflects your current mood.

If you're feeling stressed, anxious and tense then your mind can interpret this has something bad is about to happen or something is about to go wrong, so you will tend to have more anxious and tense thoughts

Being more aware that your mood and physical state can influence your emotional state and drive your negative patterns of obsessive and repetitive thoughts, can help you calm your restless mind.

Because the knowing and awareness that you anxiety, sadness, anger, disappointment and frustration can be influenced or heightened by your mood and physiology is an important lesson to learn.

Sometimes, changing how you feel instead of trying to force yourself to think differently can be the best way to end your destructive and negative patterns of thinking.

Awareness is the key to ending your obsessive thoughts

Many people struggle to manage their thoughts and feelings through a lack of awareness and understanding to why they;re having them and not knowing how to manage and change their state.

Self awareness and the understanding why you're having all those unwanted and obsessive thoughts, is the first step to ending them.

Very often, it is not the thoughts, things or situations that is causing your pain and suffering. 

Using techniques like mindfulness is a great way to relax you deeply and help you to break your patterns of repetitive thoughts.

What is causing you the real problem for you is the amount of emotional attachment and significance that you have given to the thoughts or what those thoughts mean to you.

When you learn how to remove the strong and intense emotions, that are driving your obsessive thoughts, then the obsessive thoughts will fade away.

How to quickly to Stop Obsessive Thoughts

The reason why you get stuck in a vicious loop and circuit of negative and obsessive thoughts is because you become trapped, stuck and too emotionally engaged and involved in those thoughts and imaginings.

If you want to begin to feel safer and you wish to reduce all those negative feelings and emotions and end the never ending spiral of obsessive, intrusive and unwanted thoughts.

Then it is really important that you start to step back and detach yourself from your obsessive and negative thoughts, so you become more of a conscious observer to them. 

Instead of participating and living in them as if they were real, accurate and true.

What is essential to understand is. You cannot stop worrying or you can not stop your obsessive thoughts, by trying to stop them or suppress them. 

Thought suppression or trying to stop thought is actually, the worst possible thing that you could ever do.

This is especially the case with anxious or angry thoughts.

Managing anxious thoughts

Within your mind, you have like your own security guard, whos' job is to try and protect you, keep you safe and prevent you from experiencing any pain or suffering.

Your mind and body has no idea that your thoughts and imaginings are not real. 

In fact it acts and reacts as if your thoughts and imaginations are real and they are either happening or they're going to happen in the future.

Therefore, if you try and stop, push away or suppress your thoughts then your inner security guard will activate a physical and emotional response to try and protect you or move you away from the perceived threat.

This can cause you to make plans and actions to help you control your anxiety or make you take safety or avoidance measures and tactics to try and help you avoid the perceived, but often imagined threats.

The trouble is any form of thought suppression or safety tactics and avoidance plans, will make your anxiety and worry worse.

Most people think the answer to ending their worry or anxious thoughts and feelings is to try and get rid of them, try to defeat them or try to stop them.

This way of doing things, never works and it actually what holds the patterns of thinking together, because it strengthens and intensifies, the neural associations and pathways in your mind and body.

The more you try to resist thoughts or suppress them, the more your mind will return to them, because it will interpret the situations as. 

The thoughts, feelings and imaginings must be a real threat that needs defeating, otherwise, why else would you want to stop them or avoid the thoughts or imagings from happening.

The truth is. The more you try and push the thoughts away, the more they will come back at you.

A much better and less emotionally painless approach and way of doing things is. 

Instead of wanting to stop the thoughts and feelings. Let them happen.

That's right. Do the exact opposite to what you would normally do.

Just be aware that they're just random thoughts and feelings and no harm is coming to you. 

Then step back from them, as if your observing them from a second person perspective and allow those thoughts to enter your mind, without judging or trying to justify them.     

Instead of trying to push them away. Encourage them to carry on, willingly welcome them and let your mind think them, and then let them come and go, without resisting or reacting badly to them.

You can also talk to yourself logically and give yourself some safety and reassurance measures.

The key is to let your mind know you can handle the thoughts and feelings and situation, and whatever happens you'll be OK.

The same principal really applies for other obsessive and intrusive thoughts. 

Relieving yourself from the pain and suffering of obsessive thinking

Obsessive thoughts, feelings and imaginings can really become out of control when you believe them to be true and accurate.

Then you start to combine and engage with them, which can result i you beginning to live within the emotions of the thoughts.

Once this happens, the strong and intense emotions, will trick you into believing and accepting that you must listen to, observe and react as if the thoughts are true and accurate.

If you allow your obsessive thoughts and feelings to control you, then they can cause obsessive actions and behaviors.

Once you become active in obsessive behaviors, then this means that you're allowing your thoughts and feelings to control you.

You might have tried to distract yourself or occupy yourself in something in your attempt to stop those obsessive thoughts dominating your thought processes.

But don't you find as soon as you stop what you're doing, the obsessive thoughts return, sometimes even though you occupy yourself, the thoughts don't go away.

A good place to start is to accept what is or accept what is bothering you and then be OK with it. 

Rather than fighting with your thoughts, feelings and circumstances, it is better to accept, surrender and let go of what is, what has happened or what you're worried about, that might happen.

If you have an external problem, worry or issues that is bothering you or you have a challenge to overcome.

Then try and deal with it on an external level in the best and most calmest way possible. What you must avoid, is allowing an external problem to affect or mess you up on the inside.

Because all external situations can be resolved, sorted out or improved. Constantly worrying, stressing yourself out or upsetting on the inside, never solves anything, in fact it makes things much worse.

You cannot always control everything that happens on the outside. But the one thing you do have full control over is, what you choose to think about and engage in.

Take a look at your problems and issues. Then ask yourself. What types of thoughts are you having and then change them or find a better way of thinking or perceiving the situation.

Trying to be perfect, worrying about things that are not in your control or not being very good at dealing with uncertainty, can also lead to obsessive thinking and obsessive behavior patterns and cycles.

Journaling and writing down how you're feeling, what is worrying you or how you felt in a specific situation, can help to express and process the emotion.

You can also write down, alternative or better ways of perceiving or handling the situation or event.

Another exercise you can do is to try and look for the positive intention of your negative or obsessive thoughts, because sometimes you thoughts can be just random or useless thoughts, other times they may carry a positive message.

The positive message could be. 

You may need to take action, deal with something, look for a solution, prepare or plan other times it could be your emotional guidance system trying to tell you to focus on something else or more pleasing.

Instead of seeing everything in black or white or engaging in all or nothing type of thinking. Use your mind to come up with better or alternative ways of thinking or doing things.

Getting out of you head and engaging in external things can also give you a bit of relief. Make it a habit to engage more in your surroundings,

Engaging in nature is a wonderful way to take your mind off those obsessive and unwanted thoughts.

Spend a few minutes, every so often, meditating, deep breathing or engaging in your surroundings.

Where people go wrong with meditating is they try and stop thought instead of just observing the thoughts from a place of relaxed, detached and couldn't care less point of observation.

Just relax, breathe and let the thoughts come and go, peacefully.

Get outside more and observe the patterns in the trees, plants and leaves. Spend a few minutes looking and the formation of the clouds.

Use your senses either through your imagination or externally to calm your overactive mind.

Imagine yourself taking a nice beautiful walk in nature and focus on what you can see, hear, feel, smell and taste.

Or again, get outside and feel the wind, warmth or cold on your body, notice what you can see, hear, taste and feel.

To break a train of thoughs, you can also focus on your breathing or the sensations in your hand or on other parts of your body.

Accept those thoughts are not you and they are not your responsibility and let them go.

The Stop Obsessive Thoughts Download is a quick and easy way to strip away those strong negative emotions that are driving your long periods of obsessive, unwanted and intrusive thoughts.

Is OCD an anxiety disorder?

Obsessive thoughts and OCD are often linked to anxiety and feelings of insecurity.

It is important that you remove the strong emotions, because obsessive thinking can lead to obsessive behaviors and actions.

Obsessive and anxious thoughts are linked to our primeval part of our brain, which deals with emotions, survival and protecting us.

This early warning safety mechanism dates back to very early mankind when our environment was a much more dangerous place, and it was vital to help keep us safe.

These thought patterns and stressful responses can still be useful today, especially if we are about to encounter a real life dangerous situation and they can help to warn us and alert us of any potential risks.

The trouble is, many people seem to be plagued by obsessive or anxious thoughts and feelings in the absence of any danger and for some, these obsessive thinking patterns and feelings can get out of control.

Quickly end days, months and even years of worry and obsessive thinking with the

Reduce your stress and tension and decrease your anxious thoughts

Our muscles and our physiology are connected to our fight or flight response and our survival instinct and responses.

When we are feeling threatened or we are experiencing strong emotions and feelings such as anger, stress and anxiety. 

Then our muscles automatically tense and tighten and adrenaline is released into our bloodstream to give us more strength and energy to fight or run away from the threat.

If your muscles are constantly stiff or tense, then your mind will interpret the tight muscles as you're in danger or something bad is going to happen.

This will result in, the constant flow of adrenaline being released in your body keeping you stuck in survival mode and a state of anxiety and worry. 

Reducing your stress levels and restoring your body and mind back to a state of balance and calm, will also help to still your mind and decrease your anxious and unwanted thoughts.

Again, when we are feeling overly stressed our mind interprets these feelings and sensations as, something bad must be about to happen.

Therefore instead of attempting to deal with or make sense of your thoughts it is better to release your tension and lower your stress.

Sitting, sedentary lifestyles or poor posture can also cause the stiffening of our muscles.

The tightening and the stiffening of the neck, shoulder and upper back as well as the hip flexor muscles are linked to anxiety and our fight or flight reflex response.  

Do what you can to ease your tension and reduce your stress. 

Whether that be, listening to a relaxing CD, meditation or self hypnosis or going for a relaxing stroll and observing nature or whatever else you enjoy.

Make it your priority to spend at least twenty minutes a day deeply relaxing. Stress, fear and anxiety are also physical symptoms, so exercising and keeping active will also help you.

The video below will help ease tension and it will help you to feel more confident and less insecure.

Video courtesy of Brett Hershey

Learn how to problem solve or let it go

If you are having anxious or fearful thoughts, then you can try a bit of cognitive behavioral therapy.

CBT is where you challenge the anxious or worry thoughts, you try and reassure your anxious mind that everything will be OK or you present your mind with a more realistic or positive alternative.

Some things that can help are

Challenge your anxious or obsessive thoughts

Our imagination can appear very real. But, you can challenge and question your thoughts and imaginings.  

Ask yourself is your imagination real and is your imagination overreacting and is what your imagining likely to happen and if it does happen, what is the worse case scenario. 

Then imagine yourself handling that imagined situation in a calm and resourceful manner or see
yourself handling and being OK with the worse case scenario.

Reassure your worried mind

Anxiety often persists when we live a worry or concern unanswered or unresolved. 

Thinking that you're not capable enough of handling or coping with a previous stressful challenging situation can fuel insecurity and anxious and obsessive thinking.

A simple safety and self reassuring message to your mind like, 

"Everything will be fine"

"Whatever happens I'll be OK"

"Whatever happens I can handle it"

This little reassurance messages can help to ease worry and anxiety. Also, turning a negative what if question into a positive one can help or answering it with a couldn't care less attitude.


"What if ---------- happens"

immediately reply with. " So what"

Or, what if everything goes well or things turnout alright.

Very often when we remove or take away the emotion from a problem, the problem itself pales into insignificance.

" I do not fix my problems, I fix my thinking. Then the problems fix themselves"

Louise hay

If you have a problem. Either work on finding a solution or if there is nothing that you can do or if things are not in your control. Accept, it and let it go.

Practice thinking and imagining being and feeling as you would like to be and only focus on the outcome you want, instead of what you don't want.

Again, the emotion occurs before the obsessive or unwanted thoughts.

There is now some scientific research to back this up which states that the emotion starts in the subconscious mind slightly before the thoughts appear.

It is true that our thought process is impacted to a large degree by our emotional and physical state. 

Sometimes you can break the obsessive train of thoughts by just altering your physiology to a nice relaxed and balanced and aligned posture.

Although CBT can help ease worry and general anxiety. If you're experiencing high levels of anxiety, panic and fear. 

Then you cannot really think yourself out of feelings of fear, panic and high levels of anxiety. The best way to reduce your high levels of anxiety are by learning how to relax your body and change your feelings.

The opposite states to fear are happy and relaxed. Therefore if you are feeling sensations and symptoms of fear.

Feel and embrace the fear. Then focus on relaxing your muscles, relaxing your shoulders. Take some slow deep breaths and put a big smile on your face and hum a happy and upbeat tune to yourself.

Because when you're relaxing your body and smiling and feeling happy. This indicates to your mind, that you must be safe.

Because, you would not be breathing deep, you would not have relaxed muscles and you would not be smiling and singing to yourself, if you were in immediate danger.

If your mind and body are tricking you into being afraid, turn it round and trick your body and mind into thinking your safe.

We all to often allow our physical world and external world to rule us and we allow our emotional states, thinking patterns and our reactions and behaviors to be dictated by our external world and circumstances.

Other safety messages you can tell yourself are.

"If that happens I'll be OK"

"I can learn to live with uncertainty"

"I cannot predict the future, so I'll handle it if and when it happens with a calm cool composure"

Evolution has taught us to expect the worst, hold on to the past and fear the future.

From this day onwards, release your past, let go of your suffering, expect the best and imagine and plan for a better and brighter future.

Keep active and try to maintain good poise and balance. Learning how to relax deeply combined with some stress management will help you feel less threatened and more at peace.

Build your self esteem

Sometimes obsessive thinking can be a by-product of feelings of insecurity, not liking yourself, not liking
how you look or parts of your body.

One of the worse causes of low self esteem is thoughts of self hatred, self criticism or believing that you're not good enough or you're different.

If you feel less than good enough, then it is time to start loving who you are. Because it is OK to be different and your uniqueness is what makes you special and beautiful.

Never allow others to define you and never change to please or conform to others.

Everyday, tell yourself a few times that.
  • I am good enough 
  • I am worthy enough 
  • I love myself 
  • I like myself
  • I love who I am 
  • I am capable enough
Be your true authentic self. Accept your weaknesses and only work on changing what you can change or what you do have control of.

Like who you are, and strive to be the best you. Get into the habit of only saying positive and encouraging things about yourself, to your self.

Learn to laugh at yourself, laugh at your unwanted thoughts, with the knowledge that you have now got their number.

How To Quickly Overcome Obsessive Thoughts With Hypnosis

If you have an ongoing problem, worry or issue that you're trying to deal with, your mind can get stuck in a repetitive self perpetuating cycle of, unwanted thoughts, compulsions and unpleasant feelings, a bit like a record getting stuck in a grove.

If this is the case, then you need to do some emotional work, because it is the emotions and feelings that are holding the obsessive and worry thought processes in place.

Your mind and body work in patterns, associations and feelings. You can, you know, detach the strong emotional tag and connection away from the obsessive and unwanted thoughts or problem. 

Once the strong emotional attachment has been removed from the obsessive thoughts, situation or problem.

Then your mind will categorize it as no longer being significant or relevant, so the thoughts and images will either no longer bother you, or you will find the problem or issue will just fade away and dissolve.

This download below is a very powerful tool created by highly qualified hypnotherapists and psychologists. 

The download can strip away the negative emotion from the repetitive and unwanted obsessive thought patterns and the problem and it can do this very quickly and effectively.

When the emotion is removed or separated away from the problem or worry will collapse, because you will have shifted out of the trance like obsessive state.

Once you detach yourself from the emotion that is driving the obsessive thoughts you will have eliminated the fuel that has been keeping the loop and cycle alive and in place.

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