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An Exercise to Calm Yourself and Heal Anguish


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I learned the following visualization exercise from a therapist I went to in the early 1990's. It is very powerful and effective in calming and healing mental anguish. It involves calling your inner child. So please follow me.


Imagine yourself as you are now


Imagine that you are in front of an elevator on any floor of your choosing, in any building of your choosing


Imagine that the elevator doors open and you step in and press the button for the basement


Imagine a slow ride down the elevator


Imagine that the elevator doors open and your see yourself as a child (at any age) at a place that was a happy place for you as a child


Imagine that you walk up to the child and say hello


At this point have a dialog with your child. Tell your child whatever you as an adult feel you should tell your child. Listen to what your child tells you. Stay with your child for as long as you feel you need to


(This part will be very personal)


When you depart from your child imagine walking to the elevator


Imagine waiting for the elevator doors to open


Imagine stepping into the elevator and pressing the floor you came from


Imagine standing in the elevator and riding up to your original floor


Imagine the elevator doors opening and step out of the elevator




This is a very powerful exercise that helps you to calm and heal past pain and current pain. It can be practiced PRN or regulary.


I hope this helps.

Withdrew cold turkey from six medications: Celexa, Zyprexa, Depakote, Ativan, Ambien and Phentermine in 2002. It has been 10 years since I told polypharmacy to take a hike and have joined this forum to let others know that success is possible and to hopefully save people from experiencing the suffering that I did under psychiatric "care".




"TENSION is when we try to be who we think we should be, RELAXATION is when we are who we really are."

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This sounds like a good meditation! I'm going to try this. Thanks for posting it.

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Very beautiful. Thank you, Whatever.

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thank you whatever

it was this technique that opened my eyes to the world of spirituality many years ago

i found it to be sooo powerful but i wanted to go much further and deeper than this,and i believe that not only my spiritual journey started .....but my mental instability as well

the doors i started opening where heavier than i ever thought and my lack of patience made it even worse :D

this WILL also CHANGE

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