a good thing to do is occupy your mind…
i find that the less i have to think about the more the voices try to intrude…it;s almost as if as soon as my mind is running in neutral they’ll start up.
if i’m busy thinking about things or conversing out loud with real people though they tend not to talk other than offer some crappy pearl of wisdom which is always untrue.
once you get a handle on the fact that voices lie 24/7 then you begin to take back control.
my voices have lead all my delusional states in the past but i don’t let them even start these days…i refuse to be lead anymore…whenever they drop a bomb like so and so hates me or they’ll do impressions of friends or family saying horrid things… i just think it out.
how honest have they been in the past?
have they ever been on my side?
how likely is the scenario they are trying to paint?
i always come up on my own side against the voices in the end these days…i’ve had too much experience of complete and utter ■■■■■■■■ from them for 15 years…
no, never believe in voices.
there is research that pertains that voices come from the parts of your brain that are active while you are in r.e.m. sleep so in effect parts of your brain are dreaming while you are wide awake.
in our dreams our brains create all sorts of characters, animals, people demons, angels…they can walk talk, touch, feel emotions, be emotional, eat, drink…just like you do in reality while you’re awake.
not many people are able to differentiate between dreams and reality while they are asleep and this may be why the sz mind finds it hard not to believe in what the voices say or delusions because the sz mind s stuck in a waking dream because those parts of the brain that are active whilst in r.e.m. sleep are still active in the sz brain whilst he/she is awake.
it may also be why the stereotypical sz doesn’t move around a lot in an energised fashion…the brain sends out paralysis chemicals when we dream to stop us acting out our dreams and there may well be a component of this in the sz brain while he or she is awake…think of catatonic sz for example.
for the sz brain it is a continuous waking nightmare…i think that pretty soon sz itself will be reclassified as a r.e.m state disorder…a true neurological nightmare if you will.
nobody knows why some sz voices are friendly and some nasty but one day they will figure it all out until then…
do not trust the voices…
they are merely dream characters made up by your brain in r.e.m. state and carried over to your waking life…quite why the characters remain consistent is yet another mystery to be solved .