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Dr. Vijay Kumar

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MD - Internal Medicine

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

10 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dr. Vijay Kumar MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MD - Internal Medicine Psychiatrist, Bangalore
10 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Vijay Kumar is one of the best Psychiatrists in Peenya, Bangalore. He has helped numerous patients in his 10 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He has completed MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MD - Internal Medicine . You can consult Dr. Vijay Kumar at Chetana Clinic in Peenya, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijay Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy - Kuvempu Univerisity, - 2007
MD - Internal Medicine - - 2012
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Hi, I am 31 years old female got married at the age of 24yrs. My husband is 3 yrs elder to me. He didn't do any job or business at the time of marriage also. Ours was a love cum arranged marriage. He said he wants to do only business and he will not do job at any cost. He was a chronic alcoholic and smoker and started to quit both. But he couldn't quit smoking but reduced it. For alcoholic problem he took treatment but there is a relapse for every 6months. Till nw he doesn't goes for a job and lives with his mom's pension support. He tried some business but didn't work well and lost huge amount of money like 30 lakhs. He is a spendthrift and sold all my jewelery and still roams to different places with money and friends saying he is looking for some business. I secretly came to know one day that he is running behind gambling business like rice pulling. He comes home rarely like once or twice in a month and stays for 2 or 3 days. I thought I can change him but lost everything even my hope. I don't even a penny in my hand. If I work only I can see some money. Right nw iam doing my PG supported by my brother. He puts sleeping pill nexito plus daily telling tat he has stress and Dr. told him to put it. I don't have a baby also. He is not interested in tat also. He simply believes superstitious things and blames time and God for everything. I have put fight lot many times and even went to my mom's house for 1 yr. Threatened him of divorce also. But no change. I don't know what to do. Pl give me some advice. Can he change and how can I do it or can I break his relationship. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I am 31 years old female got married at the age of 24yrs. My husband is 3 yrs elder to me. He didn't do any job o...
You have a husband who does not work, lost heavily in business, sold all your jewelry, comes home once in a while, takes sleeping pills, drinks every six months, smokes, has not helped to conceive a child, is blaming god and time for everything and I am sure there must be a host of other problems that you may not have listed!!! Under such circumstances what do you think is the choice you need to make?! I don’t think he will change because he is quite happy since he has a home, a dutiful wife, food and drinks when he wants, a regular pension, etc.!!! You have to make decision for your future and life. He is probably depressed and is not choosing to work on it or seek treatment. Under such circumstances there is no hope at all.
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I am 35 years old I want to avoid smoking what is the medicine.Please suggest

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Instead of avoiding, you should stop using nicotine. Any physician will prescribe medicine. But you should have will power. Nicotine gum, patches etc will help to curb craving. Take care.
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Believe in yourself

Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Believe in yourself
Believe in your abilities. Work on your shortcomings. Life is a continuous self-help program.
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Which are the common signs of depression? How to figure out the person is in depression?

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General Physician,
Which are the common signs of depression? How to figure out the person is in depression?
The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterises major depression can lead to a range of emotional and physical conditions. These include inability to sleep or concentrate on tasks. Changes in appetite, decreased energy level and thoughts of suicide are also seen. People may experience: Pain areas: in the back Mood: anxiety, apathy, general discontent, guilt, hopelessness, loneliness, loss of interest, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, mood swings, panic attack, sadness, or emotional distress Behavioural: agitation, excessive crying, irritability, restlessness, self-harm, or social isolation Sleep: early awakening, excess sleepiness, insomnia, or restless sleep Whole body: excessive hunger, fatigue, or loss of appetite Cognitive: lack of concentration, slowness in activity, or thoughts of suicide Psychological: depression or repeatedly going over thoughts Also common: constipation, headache, poor appetite, substance abuse, or weight loss.
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I have fever from three days. Headache. And the full pain body. Headache come in night time . Please tell me medicine for this?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I have fever from  three days. Headache. And the full pain body. Headache come in night time . Please tell me medicin...
Follow health advises given below: Measure your temperature and tell me reading 1. Avoid exertion 2. Take tablet paracetamol 500 mg after food (If No Drug Allergy) as and when required for fever more than 99 f (maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hr can be taken in a day) for 3 days 3.Lot of fluids to be taken 4. Take proper diet homemade food like moong dal dalia, chapati etc. Get CBC checked and review with reports consult physician/me for further management and let me know what medicines you were taking and also tell me if you are having other symptoms like cough/ throat pain/ burning urine/ stomach pain so that we can confirm cause of fever.
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Sir I have a major problem that I can't do anything continuously. I mean workout, study n also working for my dream. I will continue this activities upto 2 or 3 months max. After that I am getting bored with this things n stop doing. What should I do for continuity in such activities for a long run.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Sir I have a major problem that I can't do anything continuously. I mean workout, study n also working for my dream. ...
Variety is the spice of life. All of us tend to get bored by our routines and therefore we have the concept of a weekly off and vacation. To avoid getting bored of things , do everything in moderation . Take short breaks in between eg exercise 5 days a week, or change the form of exercise - gym for 3 days, go to the park on the other 3 days and take an off on one day . Likewise for working for your dream, set monthly ,weekly and daily targets . Reward yourself whenever you are able to achieve your target . Take a break for a couple of days . You don't have to be productive 24X7.
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I am not able to concentrate on my education. When I sit for studying, I have started thinking on other matters. What should I do for better concentration?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your distracted mind is playing havoc: there is a reason for that though.I firmly suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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Hi Dr, my problem is while I am doing studies my mind diverted and I feel sleepy that tym. I take naps by this I am not concentrating in my study. I daolily do proper exercises. Please give me some suggestion and suggest me some mind wellness medico.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.
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I am 25 years old. My symptoms are heaviness in head, headache, trembling, palpitation, deep breathing, incontinence of urine, nervousness, restlessness, pressure in eye, problem seeing in sun light, forgetfulness, dry lips etc. Please help me.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I am 25 years old. My symptoms are heaviness in head, headache, trembling, palpitation, deep breathing, incontinence ...
it seems you are having anxiety and restlessness. Are insecure and afraid of something in your life? you need to checkup with an expert nearby or connect me and meet to open your heart out to express yourself for guidance and support.
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I am unable to concentrate focus to study lack of remembrance what should I do I cannot focus Like EX: Body present mind absent Tell me what should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take bacopa monnn. 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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My daughter is 15 years old, she has anxiety disorder, she always oversleeps, has no interest in studies or any activities, she gets very hyper when somebody scolds her and she shouts and screams. Sometimes she talks of heart pain, she overeats and is very lazy.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
My daughter is 15 years old, she has anxiety disorder, she always oversleeps, has no interest in studies or any activ...
In this age it is not good to take medicine. Psychotherapy will helps to you. Cognitive behavior modification required. Develop interesting activities in regular day activities. Yoga classes may reduce hypertension. Meditation will help in concentration. Puja it is also helpful to you. Morning walking, games it is also needed. It reduces laziness. If you practice these activities your child may overcome her problems. First develop lovingness and friendly nature with her. Based on request and gifts slowly develop above mentioned activities. Best of luck.
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Is there any way to quit smoking? I am smoking from past 5 years, is there any danger to my life?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Lots of danger to life, if you smoke. there are 7000 chemicals in cigarette smoke and most of them are harmful. Congratulations that you want to quit smoking. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. Smoking uses the respiratory system and gives you a faster kick. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lungs with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 7000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke and chew tobacco: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga) or chewing, and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking tobacco. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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What is parkinson's disease. Is it curable what the reasons responsible for the disease n what treatment do you suggest to eradicate it.

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Hyderabad
What is parkinson's disease. Is it curable what the reasons responsible for the disease n what treatment do you sugge...
Parkinson's disease is a disease of brain which occurs due to deficiency of chemical called dopamine in a region of brain called basal ganglia. It can present as shaking of hands and feet, difficulty or slowness in walking and stiffness/tightness of limbs. There is no obvious cause found for this disease. It can sometimes occur due to drugs taken for psychiatric illness but mostly there will be no cause found. There is treatment available to treat patients with Parkinson's disease but there is no cure and it cant be eradicated fully.
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Sir/mam I want share that my grandfather suffering from pains in different parts body. If he will cure it by painkillers than after some days pain starts in another part. So please advise us the necessary treatment.

MD-Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Karnal
Sir/mam I want share that my grandfather suffering from pains in different parts body. If he will cure it by painkill...
He needs detailed assessment from orthopaedic surgeon. Mostly he may be having calcium and vitamin d deficiency.
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Sir I'm depressed thinking about life that it is point less and If we have to die then why we are doing everything. And and couldn't find a way to come out if this situation please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sir I'm depressed thinking about life that it is point less and If we have to die then why we are doing everything. A...
You need to consult a psychiatrist and get you depression evaluated the word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks you seem to have severe depression since you describe no point in living, consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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I have problem in studying chp so what to do? Should I change my way or should I take teachers help? Pls reply what should I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You can always take your teacher's help: that is what they are there for. But you can also incorporate my recommendations and see how they work. Here are some things you can do to get back your concentration and memory: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
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I' m 43yr old woman. Sir I feel my nerves system shivering at night when I wake up. I also feel bones weakness. Suggest me what can I do. am not feeling well not Secure. Tell me please sir. Thanx.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, these symptoms could be due to anxiety and obsession. Anxiety is fear about unknown happening or fear about future. Anxiety about things which we do not know or anxiety about things we are not experienced are common. Please tell me what makes you anxious? past? present? future? career? economic status? health matters? anything else? let me know. Take care.
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I have chronic depression for 3 month after that my head is heavy and memory loss also difficulties in breathing from 2.5 years. what reason and cure please tell me as I want to study.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have chronic depression for 3 month after that my head is heavy and memory loss also difficulties in breathing from...
You do not mention whether you are on medication or also into counseling simultaneously. If not you should get their help and they will explain your problems. This is the only condition were you are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, and wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch a lot of sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. I hope you can find someone to love and be loved too, if you are not already married. Whatever happens please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. If you are still not relieved from the depression, then go first to a counselor and later to a psychiatrist, if the counselor advises you.
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I want to quit smoking what's the best medicine to quit smoking. Please help I am willing to quit smoking. Do reply soon.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Lybrate-user. Smoking habit is not difficult to quit if you really decide to. When you smoke, initial 2 -3puffz are required ones and then you csn throw it away. So this way you can half the total number of cigarettes per day. You csn abruptly stop it but with a consultation of a doctor. Behavior therapy plays important role. There are medicated nicotine patches which can really take care of your cravings. You should avoid clues of smoking. E. G do not hang out with the frndz who provoke smoking try to resolve cobflucts which can increase your smoking. Start following meditation and yoga which will take care of your stress and ultimately smoking. Make a diary of number of cigarettes smoked pet day and gift yourself when you reduce the number. So take care!
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I am having mental depression. To avoid this I frequently masturbate and take pleasure. This has been a habit now. I masturbate regularly 3 to 4 times daily. I want to avoid this. But not being able to do so. My concentration is being disturbed. No focus. Please help.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am having mental depression. To avoid this I frequently masturbate and take pleasure. This has been a habit now. I ...
Hi lybrate-user, Its you and only you who can change the habit and lifestyle and for this you need to take necessary actions. It is important to get yourself busy in productive things and make a schedule to organize your life better. Apart from that I would like you to practice Mindful Breathing The primary goal of mindful breathing is simply a calm, nonjudging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them. Sit comfortably, with your eyes closed and your spine reasonably straight. Bring your attention to your breathing. Imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy. Every time you breathe in, the balloon inflates. Each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Notice the sensations in your abdomen as the balloon inflates and deflates. Your abdomen rising with the in-breath, and falling with the out-breath. Thoughts will come into your mind, and that’s okay, because that’s just what the human mind does. Simply notice those thoughts, then bring your attention back to your breathing. Likewise, you can notice sounds, physical feelings, and emotions, and again, just bring your attention back to your breathing. You don’t have to follow those thoughts or feelings, don’t judge yourself for having them, or analyse them in any way. It’s okay for the thoughts to be there. Just notice those thoughts, and let them drift on by, bringing your attention back to your breathing. Whenever you notice that your attention has drifted off and is becoming caught up in thoughts or feelings, simply note that the attention has drifted, and then gently bring the attention back to your breathing. It's okay and natural for thoughts to enter into your awareness, and for your attention to follow them. No matter how many times this happens, just keep bringing your attention back to your breathing. Consult me for therapy.
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