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More boundaries 

Boundaries. Boundaries have been very much at the forefront of therapy the last few weeks. Boundaries are hard, they feel frightening to me. Bea says that dissociation is a boundary, and it’s the only boundary the little girl had, so I learned to use it very well. 3,155 more words


Schema Therapy - First assessment

I have been having psychotherapy sessions since August 2016 but with very limited success in my opinion.

We had hit a brick wall with my detached protector which was really stopping me from being open and vulnerable in session, and shielding me from all painful emotions at all times. 401 more words


Dear Mom, Where Are You?

My biological dad called me last night. I was getting into bed and chose not to answer. This morning, as I was listening to his drunken voicemail, I found myself getting agitated. 157 more words


Split Second

In a split second, life changes. Plans go awry. A good friend came to visit for a few hours and a lunch on her way to Wyoming. 286 more words


The surprising benefits of anxiety !

Reading this month’s Beyond Pathology I came across this philsophical article on anxiety. It’s a fascinating look at a shockingly debilitating condition affecting so many of us with PTSD. 1,035 more words

Complex PTSD

My Relationship With a Robot

I consider myself fairly well versed in mental illness treatment. I took part in a month long, 8 hours a day, intensive outpatient program for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. 583 more words