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ellie2000ellie2000 Posts: 853 Incredible Poster
What YouTube videos make u put a smile on ur face
My PTSD is playing up :(


  • JordanJordan Posts: 166 Super Moderator
    Hi @ellie2000, how are you feeling?

    If I ever need to put a smile on my face I pop on some Bob Ross YouTube videos. There's something oddly relaxing listening to him describe what he is doing as he paints.

  • ellie2000ellie2000 Posts: 853 Incredible Poster
    'lightning bug' on android or smartphone has gd relaxing sounds
  • StephanieStephanie Posts: 615 Super Moderator
    Do you find relaxing sounds helpful? @ellie2000

    How are you doing today? 
                                   "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light" 

    - Albus Dumbledore 

    "Like when I was down you just had that smile that made me feel like everything's worthwhile. Thinking of the day when you went away, what a life to take, what a bond to break, I'll be missing you"

  • ellie2000ellie2000 Posts: 853 Incredible Poster
    Hearing voices wat do I do
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 367 Rampant Poster
    Hi @ellie2000

    I like to use youtube to make me feel happy too! Sometimes if I want to feel calm I search for calm videos of the sea, because the sound of the sea Is what makes me happy. Other time I like to use youtube as a distraction and something to make me laugh. I like to watch Zoella and Joe Sugg! 

    I'm wondering how you are feeling now - have the voices passed? :heart:
  • ellie2000ellie2000 Posts: 853 Incredible Poster
    Another YouTubr I watch is 'kiera bridget' she's funny
  • ellie2000ellie2000 Posts: 853 Incredible Poster
    the voices start n stop :( 
  • mags98mags98 Posts: 239 Moderator
    Hi @ellie2000,

    Are the voices something you recently experienced or did you have them before?
  • ellie2000ellie2000 Posts: 853 Incredible Poster
    Once before
  • PoppyBPoppyB Posts: 174 Moderator
    Hey @ellie2000

    The Mix has a really helpful article about hearing voices here, with some useful coping techniques such as:

    To cope, try techniques such as: 

    • Challenging the voices or saying no to them 
    • Creating a profile of the voice, such as its gender, age or what triggers make it appear 
    • Writing down how you’re feeling in a diary or expressing your feelings in artwork 
    • Distracting yourself from the voices by wearing earplugs, singing or even watching TV 
    • Using a grounding technique like focusing on your feet or counting your breaths 
    • Keep your favourite object with you, such as a picture or toy 
    If you need any further support, reach out to Voice Collective who specialise in supporting people who hear voices -  Call on 020 7911 0822 or email on [email protected] 
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