A member of Integration Nation asked Dr. Robert Glover about the practice of “obsess appointments,” a therapeutic exercise where you allow yourself to obsess over a certain topic for a set amount of time. The member wondered whether it was necessary to spend the entire time obsessing if they felt relaxed and had found solutions quickly. Dr. Glover responded that there was no right way to do it, but suggested staying in that space for the full time, especially when first starting the practice. He explained that the mind can be sneaky and may come up with creative things to obsess about. He also suggested journaling after the obsess appointment, but encouraged the member to try to keep their mind focused on the topic for the full time, even if it drifts.

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