It is difficult to describe what it is like to hear voices, particularly if you’ve never heard voices yourself. People have described them as the voice of someone standing right next to them, or as voices that are thought-like. Some people have said they can hear a combination of both. The voices heard can be critical, complementary or neutral. They may give you commands that are potentially harmful. They may even engage you in conversation.
But don’t worry if you are under the age of 14 “One study found that only around 25% of persons who hear voices also have a psychotic disorder while children below the age of 12 have reported hearing voices, in 75% of cases, the voices stopped by the age of 13.”
Until recently voices were regarded as a symptom of a mental illness and not talked about because of fear of stigma. Hearing voices are still considered as an auditory hallucination and as a symptom of conditions such as schizophrenic disorders, manic depression and psychosis. Traumatic life experiences (e.g. sexual abuse, neglect, loss of a parent) are considered to be among the most significant triggers of auditory hallucinations, particularly among children. As many as 70% of participants in one study reported that hearing voices started following a traumatic or significant emotional event.
How to make them “Go away”
1-) Avoid thinking about any bad events or thinking of revenge for any unresolved issues from the past that may cross your mind.
Did anybody hurt you in any unacceptable way, through emotional abuse, physical bullying, or worse? Perhaps you still haven't gotten over this hurt
2-) Bring yourself back to the present away from harsh thoughts about hurtful, past events
When you find yourself in this situation, get a grip of yourself immediately -- by replacing the "dissing" thoughts with positive, good ones!
3-) Calm yourself down
Focus on your breathing. Breathe deeply and deliberately (rather slowly) to feel less anxiety, avoiding pressurized nerves, saying -- That was then. This is now. That's not my future!
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