Sometimes I'm hearing voices in my head from people in the past which makes me really anxious, how do I deal with this?

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Last Updated: 07/03/2018 at 2:05pm
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Ed78
November 16th, 2015 3:42pm
The voices that you hear in your head are memories from conversations that have already happened, along with aspects of your conscience that are trying to make sure you have an understanding of all of the different angles of a situation. They can cause anxiety for different reasons... perhaps one of the most important is because they don't all say the same thing. Try to think of these voices as a series of wise advisors, like presidents and big bosses have. They all give an opinion, and often those opinions are different. You can listen to them all, but you must decide for yourself which is best for you. Don't be afraid of "disappointing" some of the voices. They cannot all be right, all of the time.
hopefulPower94
May 30th, 2015 3:30am
I think that when people's words from the past are causing you anxiety, I think that it would be helpful to talk back to those voices. Tell them that they are not real or that what they are saying is wrong. In time this can and has helped many people.
RoxyCares13
March 1st, 2016 11:37pm
Are you hearing the voices as if they are in the room or speaking to you, or are you experiencing memories of what people have said to you? It is important to identify which it is. If you are hearing voices, this could be the sign of a mental illness and I would advise you speak to your gp about it. If you are having persistent memories of people then you need to ask yourself why you feel so fixated on them and why they are causing you anxiety. Try to keep yourself busy with friends, family, school, work, exercise, hobbies etc. If this doesn't help I would speak to your gp.
kindheartedSky78
April 2nd, 2015 8:46pm
This must be very distressing for you. I think there are many answers to this very difficult question but I am wondering if you have seen a GP about these experiences that you are having.
Anonymous
April 10th, 2015 1:36am
thats hard...sometimes you need to let it go by telling your mind goodbye! Also go away from your mind isolate yourself ...just go to coast have some sun shine or go somewhere travelling you see people around or go near water or sea shore that helps ....sharing thoughts getting to know who you are and what do you want ...and sometimes ..its easy to let go of your past in that way or talking with people here in 7 cups of tea and sharing is caring ..
Anonymous
May 28th, 2015 3:09am
I would consider visiting your primary care physician, whom is qualified to assist you with this kind of problem.
Anonymous
June 17th, 2015 4:24am
Hahahaha OMG this happens all the time. All I do is end up crying because it makes me feel like shit. I hate it. I hate them. I hate myself.
Anonymous
November 16th, 2015 1:06pm
Hearing voices if it is bothering you, I would suggest meeting a professional in person will be better to understand your situation.
CharlieB84
December 8th, 2015 11:28pm
Know that the memory shows up in mysterious ways. hearing voices from people in your past is not always a sign of mental illness or haunting rather can be the a aspect of memory. When the voices are loving embrace them and express gratitude for the loved ones you have known. When they are negative, simple be grateful that this relationship is in your past.
Blaine62
January 26th, 2016 8:55pm
That sounds very unpleasant. Have you spoken to your doctor about this? It might help to speak to them because anxiety is very common and it's treatable.
AngelicNic
October 17th, 2017 10:11am
When you have memories resurfacing of past interactions with people it is a great opportunity to heal that experience. Our subconscious helps us by bringing up things that need healing, it is a great time to observe what needs to be healed. Journaling is a great way of gaining awareness and understanding around what needs to be healed and what it is about this experience that is upsetting you. As you gain this awareness you can then start to move through the experience and grow from it.
Dawn04
July 3rd, 2018 2:05pm
If it makes you feel uncomfortable, it's probably time to talk to a doctor about it. They will likely refer you to a therapist to help you be able to deal with everything.