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|Fri, 06-30-2006 - 10:47pm|
Keep in mind when you read this...I am A LOT better than I used to be.
Okay...affirmations...can't say them. I can finally use the slogans that are part of my recovery, but personal affirmations....can't...won't...don't. A long time ago I went to counselling. The therapist told me I had to say 3 nice things in the mirror to myself, about myself. My roommate (not even dating each other then, but he later became my DH) came home to find every mirror in the house broken. Although I haven't broken a mirror in years...still have a problem with the affirmations.
Now the meditations/guided imagery/relaxation techniques. I used to get so upset with them, that I would get muscle spasms in my shoulder/back area. My DH practices meditation and can even lower his heart rate. Me...I tense up and my blood pressure, which is usually low, sky-rockets.
PLEASE TELL ME THAT NOT EVERYONE USES THESE TECHNIQUES