Ironically, it is your DESIRE to ‘get rid of the thoughts’ that is binding them TO you.
You are trying to accomplish the IMPOSSIBLE! As long as you try to NOT think of ‘the thoughts’ you AUTOMATICALLY think of them.
Stop giving yourself an impossible puzzle to solve, simply ALLOW the thoughts to continue IN THE BACKGROUND while you practice your new understanding and recovery skills.
This way you learn to give them less and less attention, less and less importance and before you know it – you actually get BORED with them. If you watched the same movie 100 times you would just get bored with it even if it scared you the first few times.