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Sooky
24-12-06, 11:40 AM
I'm looking for ways to control or suppress my emotions (namely depressive emotions) and was wondering how you guys cope.
Does anyone knows of any techniques for controlling emotion?

Any advice / ideas would be much appreciated.

Many Thanks, :)

anachronistic
24-12-06, 11:46 AM
i write. make music. make art.

try it :)

fakebloodisfun
25-12-06, 12:40 AM
You could always try meditation, Im not sure how effective it would be to fight depression but I use it to help me concentrate.

Junket
25-12-06, 01:06 AM
Keep yourself busy. Work, busy your mind with something so you don't have to think about your problems.

This will control your emotions, but it won't solve your problems.

vashti
25-12-06, 02:11 AM
Depression is best warded of by distraction, exercise and sunshine (unless you are clinically depressed, in which case medication may be required).

anachronistic
25-12-06, 05:12 AM
sometimes depression can be dealt with by getting a grip of your hormones. or masturbating.

often, after i have an orgasm i feel a hell a lot better, and i have a clear mind. not only that, but all sexual thoughts are forced out of my head, and i become a workaholic.

TDurden
25-12-06, 06:52 AM
Music helps a lot, listening to it, not playing. Distraction works but the problem is it only works if you're consistently busy which isn't very healthy.

What does help though is going to bed completely relaxed. My psych teacher used to talk about that and she'd tell us that every night before we went to bed we should sit, not lie down, in silence and reflect on the day and work through everything in our heads. That way, when you go to bed you're not carrying your emotions and stresses with you. Sleep is meant to help with all that shit and if you can't rest peacefully then it can't help.