Shi-anne Posted October 9, 2010 Report Share Posted October 9, 2010 Hello,I'm a newbee, so I apologise if I have posted this in the wrong section.To begin with, I am unsure what my diagnosis would be, as I have never really been to therapy. I've pretty much done the whole thing on my own. I did see a counsellor for a while a few years ago but she said I was doing it all myself anyway The basic pattern I have followed has been roughly:- expressing any emotion that needs to be expressed regarding 'issue'. Either crying or screaming into a pillow with an emphasis on journalling.- I read back my journal and observe my thoughts about said 'issue'.- Look at thoughts/reactions/emotions around 'issue' and then apply logic and reason.- Use positive self reinforcement and thought correction when 'issue' comes up next.So far, this has worked pretty well. However, I'm noticing there are still situations that cause a kind of involuntary physical/emotional reaction, no matter how much logic I apply to the thoughts behind the reactions. Does that make any sense?I can't work out why I'm still reacting this way (I was bullied and sexually abused, so I feel intimidated, fearful, anxious, panic etc) or what I can do about it.Any suggestions would be most welcome Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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