trigger possible... doing cbt

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Registered: 11-20-2011
trigger possible... doing cbt
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Sat, 02-25-2012 - 10:03pm

hi all its been a long time since ive written. since my last writing i started a program called cbt in counseling. i did fine the first two weeks . however i am now in week three and i have to write all the details of the abuse and what took place senctes feelings, things heard and saw. i have always thought if i dont talk about it it didnt happen and now its becoming real to me. i did go thru it and it did happen. i am on day three of week three and have eleven more days to do this in iam not sure how to survive this at this point. i am so lost and it feels as though it is controling every aspect of my life now. im scared not sleeping and the flashbacks are now out of control and so are the night mares im just looking for help and support and i usually find this a safe place to ask for it

thanks to all

april

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Registered: 11-04-2001
Tue, 02-28-2012 - 9:25am

I have used DBT therapy to help me process the sexual abuse I suffered as a child. My therapist was great and taught me many coping skills like you but they didn't always work. In those times she had told me that I could call her for an emergancy crisis appt and that helped alot. She gave up alot of lunch hours to help through. The other thing was calling a

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Registered: 06-02-2008
Mon, 02-27-2012 - 9:54am

April,

If your typical coping tools aren't working, have you considered calling a crisis line?

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Registered: 11-20-2011
Sun, 02-26-2012 - 11:08pm

yes i have tools but they seem to not be helping at this point it feels like im beyound help at this point

i dont know where to turn or where to go at this point

april

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Registered: 06-02-2008
Sun, 02-26-2012 - 9:49am
amallison0084 wrote:

hi all its been a long time since ive written. since my last writing i started a program called cbt in counseling. i did fine the first two weeks . however i am now in week three and i have to write all the details of the abuse and what took place senctes feelings, things heard and saw. i have always thought if i dont talk about it it didnt happen and now its becoming real to me. i did go thru it and it did happen. i am on day three of week three and have eleven more days to do this in iam not sure how to survive this at this point. i am so lost and it feels as though it is controling every aspect of my life now. im scared not sleeping and the flashbacks are now out of control and so are the night mares im just looking for help and support and i usually find this a safe place to ask for it

thanks to all

april