Posted by Kath on September 29, 2009, at 21:15:31
In reply to Re: An important tool I forgot about - buddys anyone?? » Kath, posted by mmealltalk on September 29, 2009, at 21:07:12
Hi - well, for example, say I was going to try to drink more water. (Which I should do!!)
I might see if anyone else wanted to do that also...and maybe they wanted to know that they weren't alone, so they'd say 'let's be water-drinking buddies'
So then tomorrow I might post, & say I only drank 2 cups yesterday, & "Bib" might post & say, "I drank 3" "Way to go, Kath - you drank 2 whole cups & I know you hate drinking water. Are you up for trying to drink 2 1/4 cups today?"
Something like that.
So a "feelings buddy" might post about "When I saw my son looking so dejected, I felt upset & when I though about it, I felt scared that he was going to get sick again. So I just let myself feel scared & actually timed it & HEY - after 50 seconds I started thinking about something else!"
I guess it would be people sharing how it was going with them to be in touch with their feelings.
Or it could "look like" whatever the people involved wanted it to look like. Or the people could Babblemail each other if they didn't want details to be public.
I'm sorry your feelings get so HUGE. My group therapist says that some people are what she calls 'highly sensitive'. She says that they have BIG feelings, that can feel overwhelming.
Not sure if you're interested in any alternative methods of dealing with emotional things?
I use 2 methods in particular that help me through uncomfortable feelings. EFT & TAT.
Going to bed now. Will check for your reply tomorrow. G'nite.