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My own story is triggering.

Mister.B

Mister.B

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So I am at a loss of what to do, and since I'm a writer my CPN suggested I write my life out and that might help me make sense of what my motivations are and where my life is going.

I would do that, and I'm excited to, because I'm going to write it in the form of a film (to get practice for writing my other ones) but I find telling my story extremely triggering....

I know it seems trivial in terms of the writing, but it is important I am able to tell my story for other reasons too.

Has anyone else learnt how to deal with this?
 
Gajolene

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Actually yes Mr. B I have, mainly writing my history for therapists, p-docs and in my journals. Take it in little bits and stop as soon as you start getting overwhelmed. Come back to it when your emotionally prepared to do so. Little by little one goes far.
 
Fluffymum

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Writing it out can really help you, definitely telling your story and also because you can do something your enjoy at the same time
 
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MisterPositive

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I made a song and video based on my own experience with DID and BPD along with my own coping strategies which got me completely off of meds and happy
https://youtu.be/7hobk-EXmxY
 
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