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Listen to his inner voice to overcome depression

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Faced with blues and depression, Professor Michel Lejoyeux, psychiatrist and author of Any depressed person is a good person who does not know (JCLattès) is convinced that we have all the necessary resources. It is enough, according to him, to make run our machine to happiness thanks to simple exercises. For example, listening to your inner voice is an effective way to help yourself and your motivation. Explanations and practical advice.

Michel Lejoyeux

The inner voice was discovered by a neurologist who suffered a stroke. She had no paralysis, no serious symptoms. Only, his brain stopped talking to him. She had no inner voice, no monologue. And at the same time, she found herself demotivated and tired. She pushed her medical reasoning to the end and prescribed herself a CT scan. She found the tiny area of ​​the brain from which this inner voice begins. His story ended well: his brain started talking to him again. The neurologist has become an activist of the inner voice. It encourages those who are well and who are lucky enough to have a brain that communicates with them to take this phenomenon seriously.

Even if your entourage is making fun of you, you must therefore listen to yourself and especially talk to you. It's a good way to start meditating. There is no shame in talking alone. By talking to each other, we know each other, motivate ourselves and console each other. You do not have in you only thoughts or voices that expect the worst. There is also a small voice, that you do not listen enough, who thinks of the good of you and anticipates for you the best. The psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung had proposed an exercise to make the most of this inner voice, here is the principle.

The time of neutral listening

Start by letting all your thoughts come as if your inner voice were a distinguished guest that you dare not interrupt. Listen to her without interrupting her. You can, so that the exercise is not too long, fix the maximum time of the neutral listening, for example not more than ten minutes

The time of the correction antiprime

One of the problems with the Inner voice is that it is not always encouraging or benevolent. It does not matter to you. You let the storm pass. Once the depression has thrown its venom, you have made all possible reproaches. Take one by one the affirmations of this sinister voice and see if it is sometimes right, if it exaggerates or if it is completely wrong.You are educating your mind to produce a good mood.

How to discover your inner voice

You have the right of course to refuse the idea of ​​the inner voice. The most reasonable and materialistic of us have trouble with this concept. They say, rightly, that they have no hallucinations or voices in their heads! You can then search for what you will call your most intimate or hidden thoughts. Some tips reconnect with these emotions and desires. Here are the ones that are most effective ... even among skeptics!

Timer

Set a timer for ten minutes and forget about it. When it starts to ring, listen for the first optimistic thought that runs through your mind. If you do not like the thought or if it's too gloomy, start the exercise again.

Morning cerebral information

When you wake up, there is less censorship. When you still float between sleep and waking, your inner voice speaks more clearly. Keep a notebook next to your bed and write down the first optimistic or enjoyable thought that comes when you open an eye. You will have all day to taste it and find, if it's a project, how to achieve it.

A walk in the forest or in the city

Physical exertion lifts censorship. Concentrate on your body, on the places you cross. Without realizing it, you will connect with thoughts that you would not have found if you had searched them from the bottom of your chair.

Listen to you in the shower

The Idea Shower Syndrome illustrates that the inner voice does not come when you expect it. It may surprise you in the shower or any other situation you are not prepared for. Some and some make the shower or bath a special moment of relaxation and relaxation. why not take a few moments to listen and soon hear his inner voice.

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