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Re: The last few days DaisyM

Posted by noa on February 7, 2004, at 14:57:54

In reply to Re: The last few days Speaker, posted by DaisyM on February 6, 2004, at 16:00:37

I think it can be kind of like when a kid is watching a horror movie--can't look but can't look away.

What is hard to do, but so important, is to work on ways for you to feel like you have some control over the opening and closing of the portal to these memories and feelings. Sure, it's good for therapy, in the long run, to try to process how these affect you. But in the short run, if you expose yourself to them too quickly, you can get overwhelmed.

And I relate to the difficulty verbalizing. Some memories don't lend themselves to words very well because maybe they are early memories encoded emotionally, tactily, kinesthetically, visually? Or maybe the emotional experience is just too overwhelming that verbal logical parts of our brain aren't connected to them very well?

I think you are strong--perhaps in a place of strength now that some of this stuff could surface.

Best wishes.


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