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    Exposure Therapy #ExposureTherapy #Anxiety #EatingDisorders

    Exposure therapy has taught me how much of my life has been distractions from sadness and anything that reminds me of trauma. From my eating disorder all the way down to my coffee every morning...

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    Mincing Garlic #SuicidalThoughts #survivingsuicide

    I’ve come a long way, from wheelchair, to walker, to cane which I only seem to need in busy or stimulating environments. I’m recovering suicidal psychosis #SuicidalOCD and #NeurologicalDisorder caused by never-treated  #LymeDisease  

    Nine months before I lost control of my body, 10 months before it became difficult to speak, and 15 months before a doctor finally figured out this diagnosis—the first symptom was a horrific psychosis.

    For 22 months I’d see non-stop pictures and movies of me ending my life. This was different from suicidal ideation I'd experience as a child and throughout most of my adult life, suicidal thoughts I was able to stop with years of counseling and   #EyeMovementDesensitizationAndReprocessing  

    The only thing—after 22 months—that changed my psychosis from constant, to rhythmic, to often, to periodical, to occasionally, was  #ElectroconvulsiveTherapy . Since my ECT, I’ve gone from seeing the images non-stop, to 100 times a day, to 50, to 20, to 10, to 5, to where I’ve been for 3 months which is 0-to-5 times a day.

    Recently, cooking has become a #Healing   hobby, as it continues to be excellent occupational therapy for restrengthing my brain, and fantastic  #ExposureTherapy  

    At first I could only use a knife while my husband was watching. With exposure therapy, I've been trying to teach my brain, and teach me, that I won't hurt myself with the knife, just because I’m seeing it, and certainly not because I’m holding it. This is how I got the pictures down to 5 times a day, then down to 0-to-5 times a day.

    I'm cooking so much now, using a knife by myself, that my elbow hurts, especially from mincing garlic. I've come such a long way. #recovering


    #Agoraphobia #ExposureTherapy

    I did it. I went outside!!! I went to the park and I walked on the grass in barefeet. I also did some whistling and some birds whistled back.


    #Agoraphobia #ExposureTherapy

    I want to go for a walk to the park but I'm scared.

    I want to do some grounding and walk on the grass with bare feet.

    I'm going to do it. I'm going to do it.


    Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy For Phobias Article

    Hey all, I wrote an article about #VirtualReality #ExposureTherapy for treating #phobias and #Anxiety . Feel free to check it out! I interviewed a #psychologist who specializes in this form of #Therapy that falls under the umbrella of #CognitiveBehaviorTherapy



    TW: eating disorders and self harm/ trauma therapy

    I started exposure therapy. I relapsed with self harm after 92 days. I’ve been really struggling with how much I’ve been eating or not eating. And now tonight I purged. I see my therapist tomorrow and I’m nervous to tell him all this. What if he puts me in the hospital? I do not want to go, but at the same time maybe it would be the best thing for me. #ExposureTherapy #traumatherapy #EatingDisorders #Selfharm #Stress



    My therapist suggested I start exposure therapy. I’ve been researching what it is and I’m getting anxiety just thinking about it. However, I know I need to do this because I can’t keep living like this.