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CBT triggering obsessions?

PinkPrincess1981

PinkPrincess1981

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I've been on the waiting list for CBT for a while and over the past month or so I've been a lot better mentally and haven't been obsessing as much as normal. I had my first session on Friday which was more of an assessment session and obviously I was telling the therapist all about my various obsessions and since then I have started obsessing again about things I haven't thought about in months. I'm assuming that this is because I've been talking about them, is this normal when you start therapy?
 
Foxjo

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Hi PinkPrincess.
I do think from my own experience that therapy (inc CBT) can trigger obessive thoughts, i guess its your brains way of dealing with things.
But do persist with CBT i found it very helpful, very challenging but rewarding in the end.
Why not start a journal? I found that helpful to write down my obessive thoughts even if it was just words that would whirl around my head over and over. This helped me challenge these thoughts.
Worth a go?
Hugs
Fox
 
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