1/22/10 10:13 am - hafifi - I have the same problem too
First of all I wanted to make declaration that I am an Ice Munching addict myself...Especially in the time of the stress period of my life especially I am teaching and doing my study at the same time..
An now, I am a trainee therapist as I am undertaking my master in Counselling Psychology and my last assignment I have to do a behvioural, cognitive or emotional change on MYSELF for my final essay. Hahaha, its time to work for my ice munching addiction , its seem...
I am working in one type of therapy, which called Cognitive,Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT believe that when a human faces with a situation, he or she will develop some thoughts, which will causes some emotions and behavioral outcomes of that person.
From CBT theory I learn that perhaps ; those stressful situation would trigger some negative thoughts, which might triggers and negative emotion that I could'nt cope, thats lead me towards this habbit of ice chomping. I might use this ice chomping behaviour to stop those ugly feeling and thoughts from surfacing..By doing this thing, my system get distracted , then they concentrate how good we feel good of doing that action and that action seem to release those strain or unwanted feeling and action of us..Well the a theorithical thingie that I rationalize, however, I do not know whether its going to help me or not, until my personal experiment is completed.. However, i know the stess of going through this final assingment will lead more towards ice chomping ...lol..Yum yum yum...Well, if you guys, are intrested, I will keep all of you updated..
The funny things is I am arouse the word ICE, talking about ice, see the visual of ice or hearing the sound the glass sliding of the ice maker, or even someone metionaing the word of ice, then my front tooth with start clap together. It is good to understand your behaviour of how ice stimulus can be affecting you..
However, I also found out that there is relation between ice chomping and Amnesia.My father have that, perhaps i should go get the medical check up too perhaps..Everyone could do that , just to safe guard ourselves perhaps..