This morning I posted on the mask wearing thread a message about Cognitive behavioural distortions a system of mind preconditioning to an outcome to change or attempt to change in a persons mind the structures they have ( what they know to be right ) upon which they make decisions or take action.
There is a psychological undercurrent going on in the way people are being tortured in to modifying such mind structures and here I am going to highlight examples where I have experienced this. I will then invite you to do an exercise which will hopefully help you in detaching from the anxiety this mind game is trying to unfold on us all. 3 examples in supermarkets:
tannoy systems messaging every 5-10 minutes about what you should buy or not buy and how you should pay or not pay
cash till side shelves made narrower by plastic barriers then card tills so your basket doesn’t fit
Cash payment deposit service machines removed in banks
Obesity govt plan - this is a reversed mind game. Where you would normally of your own accord adopt strategies towards not being ill and maintaining long term health, now because it is an imposition from a very poorly viewed Leviathan, the reaction likely is going to be to antagonise it already in a state of mind of anxiety. They impose it , you in a state of refusal are likely to not follow it or detest it , you are likely to
persist or make worse a lifestyle that will ultimately determine being better able to strenghten your immune system or weaken it:
Mind safe anchoring points strategies.
Before you get out of the house take a few minutes to become present and anchored in your mind. Do this by saying ‘ I can detach and keep separate‘ and mentally imagine pushing away and putting distance betwern you and what causes you anxiety about masks, people wearing masks, and other similar examples. when you are outside make a list of the examples ( like I did above) and make a point of noticing even out loud what those examples are. This brings it out of the subconscious mind and prevents it from becoming engrained behaviour. If you are outside with a partner or family make one another notice those.
One way out I found useful over time is to apply critical thinking but this is possible when your mind is not crowded with being too involved in negativity .
Reply below with the examples you find and let’s discuss how we can help one another.