Yesterday, I started my PTSD treatment. I experienced my first exposure to the trauma. It was very hard. My anxiety was so high. I think I did ok. My therapist said that I did a very hard work and I was the one who said a lot of details for the first exposure. When I […]Read More PTSD treatment: 1st exposure to the trauma
My past week was very struggling. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night were the worst. I cried and wanted to hurt myself so bad. But the good thing is I didn’t. I waited for those intense negative emotions to pass. It was painful and I survived it without going into urges. I thought about it strongly […]Read More 3 days of struggles
I have been reading online and I found something very interesting that might help others if you are having an anxiety attack. The pictures say it all.Read More When I have an anxiety attack…
Between Christmas and New years, I am working still on myself. No DBT group and No individual meeting with my therapist. No phone coaching. I am still alive and i didn’t go in urges. I am hapy and calm. I am ready to start a new year though. The past year was hard enough that […]Read More Between Christmas and New years.
Observe that you are questionning or fighting reality (“It shouldn’t be this way”). Remind yourself that the unpleasant reality is just as it is and cannot be changed (“This is what happened”). Remind yourself that there are causes for the reality. Acknowledge that some sort of history led up to this very moment. Consider how […]Read More Practicing Radical Acceptance Step by Step
When you cannot keep painful events and emotions from coming your way. What is radical Acceptance? Radical means all the way, complete and total. It is accepting in your mind, your heart, and your body. It’s when you stop fighting reality, stop throwing tantrums because reality is not the way you want it, and let […]Read More Radical Acceptance
A way to remember these skills is the word IMPROVE. Imagery: Imagine very relaxing scenes. Imagine a secret room within yourself. Furnish it the way you like. Close and lock the door on anything that can hurt you. Imagine everything going well. Imagine hurtful emotions draining out of you like water out of a pipe. […]Read More Distress tolerance: IMPROVING THE MOMENT