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Homecoming Triggers PTSD

My daughter has her first “official” date this weekend as it is her high school homecoming.  I had a very stressful high school career due to growing up in an alcoholic family.  390 more words


Shattered pieces scattered

the shattered pieces have scattered

lost and covered in dust deep inside

how can i have hope of finding them

in the recesses where they hide… 154 more words


DBT#2: I am a zen master

I approached the 2nd DBT sesh with an open mind after being pulled up on my shitty/wilful attitude by therapist Monica. I’m glad I did. I started learning stuff today. 569 more words

DBT#1: What a crock of shit

Finally the day arrived. Time to start my DBT therapy. I was sick with nerves. Actually it was more than that; I was frightened. I cycled to the place. 1,086 more words

Radical Acceptance

I had my first one-to-one DBT session with Monica yesterday. It was good. It was awkward.

We went over ground rules and we both agreed that honesty, even if difficult, was the best way forward. 486 more words

Splitting With My Psychiatrist 

Saw my psychiatristyesterday for the 2nd time. Was sick with nerves and up at 4am, unable to sleep for worrying. My memory of the psychiatrist was that he was tall and lanky – all angles. 276 more words

Trauma and the Body/Mind : the importance of understanding and making peace with feelings and sensations.

The following is an excerpt from Peter Levines’ book  In An Unspoken Voice : How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness which speaks about the necessity of developing an awareness of our body sensations and feelings as children.  831 more words

Emotional Recovery