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Re: Another Question gardenergirl

Posted by dragonfly25 on February 5, 2004, at 9:46:36

In reply to Re: Another Question dragonfly25, posted by gardenergirl on February 5, 2004, at 8:21:31

Thanks gg :)

>CBT likely would work with a trauma issue by teaching you relaxation skills and then working with you to understand what was going on in your current life that may be affected by the trauma.

So if I have, for years been avoiding or blocking a traumatic event and was actually successful at it (well i thought i was) and now it is being triggered by something, i am wondering how I go about dealing with it. In CBT do I have to go through the ghory details or do I jsut talk about ways to relax and cope with it? But in doing that doesn't it basically require you to talk about what happened? (sorry if i sound vague) If I can't talk about it....does that mean I can't overcome it?

>hope you are using ignorant as just not knowing yet versus criticizing yourself because you don't know.

Well i have to admit i feel pretty stupid not understanding therapy, having been in it for years. but i guess i meant ignorant for not knowing. I don't even know what kind my psychoanalitc therapy was. He did alot of talking...

>This may mean that this type is not helpful for your needs or that the therapist was not a good match for you. What was your experience like?

It was really awful, he was trying to keep me screwed up i think. (i am serious) I was trying to forget and he was forcing me to think about stuff. that may not sound mean, but the approach and personality to match was an absolute NIGHTMARE.

I guess I am really srtuggling right now b/c i thought i new how to take care of a certain issue, it was dormant i supose and now it is unavoidable. I do have a therapist but I am unable to talk about details- would that be more along the lines of CBT?

thank you for the links it helped clear things up alot.


dragonfly


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