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The Rubber Band Trick


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I would often OFTEN have manic episodes... because I have Bipolar Depression. And my psychologist told me to wear a rubber band on my wrist, and when I think a negative thought, to switch the rubber band to the other wrist and think of something else. It makes you do something physical to like write in stone that you are going to think something else. Now, in the midst of a manic episode I was literally switching wrists every second. It didn't really help me exit a manic episode but I do think it has made me dodge many. It stops the spiral. Try it! I think it could work for many illnesses maybe. All I know was after I tried it, I was really glad she taught me that.

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