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long shot - does anyone recall hearing on Radio 4...........

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MsAngela Wed 11-Nov-15 23:08:26

perhaps 3/4/5 years ago - a woman who's DM had died and she was forever having upsetting thoughts.

She said she had discovered a 'therapy' and within hours/days of doing it she no longer had these bad thoughts that she'd been having for years.

I'd really like to use that 'therapy' to lay to rest some persistent thoughts I keep having and would prefer not to.

DisappointedOne Wed 11-Nov-15 23:30:23


hefzi Thu 12-Nov-15 00:50:01

If not CBT, which is really useful for intrusive thoughts, maybe EFT? I haven't tried it, but it's also supposed to work for dealing with unwanted thoughts, I think.

CheesyNachos Thu 12-Nov-15 05:29:03

Do you know he show it was on? If Woman's Hour, I think they have years worth of shows stored as podcasts.

LaLaLaaaa Thu 12-Nov-15 06:15:40

Sounds like CBT. That's what I use for anxiety

Bumshkawahwah Thu 12-Nov-15 06:25:52

I'm presuming not the same one, but there was a Woman's Hour on pretty recently - in the last month or two - talking about and interviewing people with intrusive, upsetting thoughts and they said it was a form of OCD. I can't remember what the solution was, but you should be able to find the podcast.

Bumshkawahwah Thu 12-Nov-15 06:33:18

The one I'm thinking of was one of the late night women's hour shows, on thoughts:

TattieHowkerz Thu 12-Nov-15 06:38:32

No, but could be EFT or EMDR?

DearPrudence Thu 12-Nov-15 06:44:33

Didn't hear it but my guess would be EMDR based on the speed of response.

TeaStory Thu 12-Nov-15 06:54:18

Sounds like EMDR.

Footle Thu 12-Nov-15 07:07:53

EDMR is the one where you tap your head isn't it ?

TeaStory Thu 12-Nov-15 08:33:28

Tap your head? No - the "EM" stands for "eye movement". You track something moving from side to side with your eyes, often a light bar.

Guiltypleasures001 Thu 12-Nov-15 08:48:06

EMDR eye movement desensitization reprocessing mainly used for PTSD and trauma survivors.

TattieHowkerz Thu 12-Nov-15 23:29:21

EFT is the tapping one.

Footle Thu 12-Nov-15 23:43:05

Thanks for EFT info - it was highly recommended by someone very sensible.

wasonthelist Fri 13-Nov-15 00:07:02

Paul Mckenna is an advocate of a variation of this - dunno if it works, but it's in one of his books.

SladeGreen Fri 13-Nov-15 03:09:00

Wow, I've learned something new tonight thanks to this thread. Very interesting smile

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