Create a background task in IntelliJ plugin

Hi
I'm developing an IntelliJ-idea plugin and want to run code in background task (visible in the background tasks dialog and in another thread than the UI).
I found the following Helper class and tried it by passing a Runnable object and implement its run method but it still blocking the UI and when I tried to do the threading myself i got the following error

Read access is allowed from event dispatch thread or inside read-action only (see com.intellij.openapi.application.Application.runReadAction())
     Details: Current thread: Thread[Thread-69 [WriteAccessToken],6,Idea Thread Group] 532224832
     Our dispatch thread:Thread[AWT-EventQueue-1 12.1.4#IU-129.713, eap:false,6,Idea Thread Group] 324031064
     SystemEventQueueThread: Thread[AWT-EventQueue-1 12.1.4#IU-129.713, eap:false,6,Idea Thread Group] 324031064

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Please post the plugin development questions in the plugin development forum. Also, in this case the error message tells you exactly what you need to do to fix the problem; have you tried reading it?

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