Getting Those Schizo Symptoms Under Control
There is the phenomenon of imagination and then with exaggeration you can come up with some wonderful stories and thoughts. Just what happens when these imaginings get ahead of you and you are in a whole big plot of spies and paranoia? Just what happens when the exaggerations makes your problems spin over and over in your head until even friends seem like enemies? Just what happens when your wonderful stories take on a life of their own and the characters start talking and the story seems bigger than you?
All of these schizo symptoms sadly have happened to me and friends of mine. There is hope though. They can be stopped with some good humour, a little change in perspective and smart use of metaphors.
Humour can tone down the frightening aspect of the thinking and can move people back into their own trusting selves. Especially humour that is the right kind, in the right place and in the right way. Really, if you’re upset, ask for a joke… sometimes even the stupid jokes are hilarious if you’re really needing a joke.
Some counsellors are excellent at helping you change perspectives. Instead of the story being so scary and big that you are thinking, they can actually help you see that it is only a symptom of the stress you feel. Once your stress level is reduced then your symptoms also become less.
Metaphors can also show you things. Maybe your artistic mind is trying to tell you something. If you keep seeing calling blue jays maybe you need to say something to someone that you haven’t said yet. If you keep seeing lizards maybe you need to lie in the sunshine. If you keep seeing kangaroos carrying little ones maybe you need to be around children. There is hope in looking at metaphors. After-all seeing something is a lot like a dream and dreams tells us a lot.
The other day I told a friend about a schizo symptom I had for a number of years and never told anyone. It had to do with jewelry thieves. I decided to write a story about it to get it off my chest. I think I’m going to go do that now… Expressing artistically the symptoms that amuse, bother or annoy you is a great way of coping, dealing and healing your own spirit and soul. Sharing this with a friend makes it even better. Good luck!
Posted on August 8, 2012, in Balance, Depression, anger and negativity, Emotions, Happiness, Self Esteem and Positivity, mental health, New Age Psychology and tagged alternatives to medication, anger management, empowerment, humour, mental health, purpose. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.