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Re: Rage, transparent dreams, etc... **triggers**?

Posted by Daisym on March 9, 2006, at 0:06:17

In reply to Re: Rage, transparent dreams, etc... **triggers**? Damos, posted by fairywings on March 8, 2006, at 16:30:05

I think when our internal life is chaotic and overwhelming, it squeaks out into our real life in daydreams, memories, mini-movies or nightmares. I think we can only hold so much and we can only keep so many memories repressed. Eventually we explode. That is why therapy is good as a pressure release valve...if you can get some of it out there, you might be able to get through the days better.

We've talked about this a little here before. Body image and weight seem to be horribly hard to bring up in therapy and talk about. There is so much shame involved. But it still seems important to do if you are struggling so much with this.

As far as being able to respond "in the moment" in therapy -- I think it takes time to learn a vocabulary for our feelings and to figure out how to sit with yourself and identify what those feelings are. I still struggle with that. Or I know what I'm feeling and I don't really know why. But I've gotten to the point where I can mostly say "I'm getting upset and I don't know why" and we can walk back and try to figure out the trigger. It isn't easy. You have to turn your internal editor off or at least ask her to take a nap.

I'm glad you decided to post. Lurking is fine but we can't help if we don't hear from you.




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