26 January 2007

A cure to the depressive posts

Where ever you may be right now, at work or at home i would be gratefull if you followed this post.

Take deep but gentle breaths, while at the same time stretching every muscle in your body, starting from the tips of your toes, up through your legs,and your back, slowly stretching out the tips of your fingers.

Let your mind drift off, let the subdued voices in the busy office or the faint sounds of traffic passing by your house fade into the background.

Imagine for a second that you are in a pure white marble room, infront of you is a door way with a soft pale light shining through it. Serenely you decide to walk through the door and feel the warmth of a summers day caress your skin. On either side of you are vivid purple flowers, trailing down a warm white marble staircase. you take a step down the staircase, and begin to notice the garden around you, a vivid green interspaced with dashes of colour from fragrant plants and the glittering of warm water from a fountain below.

You take another step and feel relaxed as the heat from the sun brings a warmth to skin. you notice the flowers on the banisters now also interspaced with reds and yellows, trailing down the banister.

Again you step down, seeing a bird fly across the cloudless blue sky on a perfect summers day, you close your eyes for a few seconds as you raise your face to feel the warmth of the sun carress your face and sooth your tired eyes.

You walk another step down and the fragrence from the beautiful plants around you invades your senses, the smell of pollen, nectar and honey is prevailant in the air, over the sound of the fountain you hear the rustle of the plants as a cooling summer breeze washes the warm air over your skin and flutters under your clothes.

As you step down onto the final step you notice a springyness in the fresh grass, willing you onwards, walking past a fountain you watch the play of water, rippling the otherise still water, causing glints of light to appear from the warm sun above. strolling down the grassy path, relaxed in every muscle of your body, you see a bench under the shade of a cherry tree, the blossom falling, carpetting the ground bellow with soft pale petals. You lay on the bench under the shadethe warm air moving gently over you. As you lay back you begin to count down in your head

10

you begin to relax, the falling blossom from the tree above floats gently past under the soft warming air of the summer.

9

you feel every muscle untense, your breathing begins to slow and your mind begins to clear from the days distractions.

8

you breath deeper and longer as you drift into a relaxed state, the birds begin to sing in the tree above.

7

you feel the warmth of the bench beneath you, you relax deeper into it as teh heat soothes your muscles.

6

you breath even slower, the faint smell of food cooking drafts through teh air, you hear the faroff sound of a childs laugh.

5

you drift into a dream like state, your eyelids droop as you rest

4

you breath slows gently getting slower and an even greater sense of relaxion seems was softly over your body

3

now so relaxed you can hardly feel yourself move in the warm air, each muscle in your body is comletely relaxed and your mind begins to clear of thoughts

2

breathing deeper still you mind clears completely, you feel slightly euphoric in the warm bench, safe protected and warm.

1

A feeling over relaxation overcomes you, every muscle in your slumbering body is relaxed and you feel a wave of happiness flow over your mind.

you think of the problem that has been effecting you, it is small and insignificant, you see teh problem infront of you as a glowing orb, a soft glowing colour, you begin to see ways around the small problem and even why it should not even exist. It shrinks even futher, till it fits softly in the palm of your hand. You now know that you have power over the problem, and can always overcome it.

It shrinks still futher, growing smaller and even smaller till you can now no longer even see it, now the problem is gone you feel significantly better about yourself. the warm air still plays across your skin and you wish move, you start to count slowly with a deep breath between each number.

1

.........

2

.........

3

.........

4

your breathing starts to speed up.

5

...

6

7 the heavyness in your eyelids begins to lift, you feel your mind awakening to teh world around you.

8 you realise whats around you and your perceptions increase.

9 breathing nearly normally you realise how relaxed all your muscles are, you begint to move thema gain after you realise tehy have been still for so long.

10 you feel yourself in a much more relaxed, happier state of mind, you start to move about, and begin to move and stretch all your muscles to wake yourself again.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

you lost me at "imagine you're in a white marble room"...

drunk punk said...

if you don't click your fingers I may never wake up again. This may be a good thing...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Jezebelsriot said...

Oh Oli, I just don't have the patience for that kind of mind relaxation. I prefer to just indulge my depression and that usually ensures it doesn't last long at all.