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Therapy - Session 6

Lunus

Lunus

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Today we talked about the self destructive coping mechanisms I have in place to gain temporary relief from my emotions, even more now I’m starting to recover, as I have moved from a suffering hypo mode to an elated hyper mode, so in effect I’m bouncing off the ceiling. This excitement has triggered me into a self destructive mode, a sort of self sabotage as I’m trying to self regulate but don’t really know how to. I’m over compensating and trying to love too much.
My next exercises are to do a daily progress chart on a conscious level, a gratitude journal (15 mins a day) reflecting on what went well, how in touch I am and the connectivity I feel for people in my life. In parallel my most difficult task to date. To stop self destructive behaviour. To document my emotions from thoughts to body sensations, to posture and gestures through to urges. I then have to observe, describe and choose an action choice. Either to follow my urge, and describe the outcome OR to follow the exit strategy I’ve yet to compile. I’m going to start with cigarettes and joints on Monday. If it works I’ll be f*cking amazed. Saying that everything else I’ve followed has so who knows.

The battle continues..
 
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EstherRose94

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Lol send me some of that energy and we can both even out haha. Best of luck, I know you can do it. It’ll be cool to have a nice steady baseline. You’ll still have some mini highs but you’ll be able to enjoy them more ☺
 
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