What I learned about voice hearing and hallucinations seemed to help me. It started when I was about seventeen I began having auditory and disturbances of hallucinations. I would try everything to ignore this sensation. I recall how troubling it was. I also would have serious social anxiety, I couldn’t look people in the eyes, thought everyone was laughing at me or repeating my unconscious thoughts.
I would listen to music, sometimes hear my thoughts on radiowaves, or think it was subliminal messages…on Geodon I still experienced command hallucinations. Sometimes it was negative, other times positive, other times confusing and hard to tune out. Certain times I learned to study about how to overcome this, because it was very frustrating. But the years after my psychotic break I was the most fragile then, it was difficult. I had lack of confidence that I would ever hold steady job or go to college, drive a car or read a book.
This is what I believe and tell myself: hallucinations are hallucinations, they are seemingly external repressed and representative symbols of what the mind is expressing behind the scenes. Keeping a dream journal helped, and writing a memoir. Writing each day actually was the most beneficial to my mentality and thought power to not bend to the hallucinations. Sometimes there is a need to learn coping mechanisms too if medications don’t work or if you are between medications and therapies.
Creative visualization. Positive thinking. The power of attracting positive and happy thoughts. Being real.
If I would overpower the hallucination with a more concentrated effort to focus on something productive that’s how I was able to divert the attention and not have it happen as much.