Stuck in the Mud

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I have previously mentioned I am going through Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from childhood trauma. 

I share my experiences in order to educate about Mental Illness and encourage persons with Mental Illnesses to seek professional help or just let them know they are not alone.

For more information on Mental Illnesses my go to is http://www.webmd.com, and another useful site specifically for PTSD is http://www.va.gov.

PTSD had a wide range of causes such as childhood trauma, sexual assault trauma, and the most wide know Veterans suffering from combat trauma.

These are not the only causes, any traumatic event experienced by anyone at anytime can result in PTSD.

PTSD often ends in suicide, so I especially want to encourage treatment.

Back to CPT, I just had my second session and came up against a very snaggy component Stuck Points.

What is a Stuck Point?

A stuck point is an internal conflict or negative belief of yourself, others, and the world in general.

These points can effect all aspects of your life, from safety, power/control, esteem to intimacy.

Learning to deal with stuck points in a healthy way is the purpose of CPT.

Needless to say this is where I get stuck. (pun intended)

Just hearing the words stuck point caused anxiety to the point I asked my therapist, A very nice man named Don, to refer to them as SP’s.

Does this sound extreme to to you?

No, not to me.

As soon as he started using SP I instantly felt relief, I stopped rocking in the chair (one of my tells or ticks) and relaxed.

I’m hoping that by the end of these twelve weeks I will be able to hear the words stuck points without reacting, and so much more.

Have a great day y’all.

 

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(I am not a mental Health Professional and in no way am I giving medical advice)

*If you have or are experiencing +Mental or +Emotional +Illness, there is nothing to be ashamed of, you did nothing wrong and there is hope and help out there for you. You are not alone.*

 

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Call 24/7  1-800-273-8255

 

http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

This web site is not intended for use as an emergency service. If you or someone you know is in a life-threatening situation, please call 911 immediately.

You may also call our 24-hour Crisis Lines at 775-784-8090 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 to speak immediately with a crisis interventionist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Getting Back into the Swing of Things

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I spent the past three and a half weeks out of town and threw my schedule way out of whack.

Despite rigorous physical activity I manages to gain  seven pounds.

Even though I did about half of the cooking. When you are cooking for the individual tastes and likes of more than one person, sometimes you have to eat what you have to eat. 😀

So, I am finally home and in charge of my menu and schedule, Back in the Swing of Things.

I have already lost four of the seven pounds, Yay.

I started back on my diet and exercise plan.

I am back to work on my writing and blog.

For some reason I cannot seem to write when I am not home.

Its so good to be home.

Best Wishes to you all.

 

 

I am alive, I swear

Well I have to apologize for my long absence, and the lack of notice. 😀

I spent the past 3.5 weeks moving my parents.

It was exhausting as the endevour involved packing cleaning 2 apartments top to bottom and then the actual move (thank god for movers),unpacking, and organizing.

On top of that, we had no internet…Oh the horror.

I am back and ready to blog my butt off.