Not new

A friend sent me a link, I looked it up and read through the article.  I am glad they are adding another tool to the toolbox for coping with PTSD, but this is not new.  It is a bit refined from instructions I had over 10 years ago.  Sitting with emotions.  Visualizing and rewriting a memory works.  I’ve done it.  I was blessed with a counselor that used a variety of approaches.  He also recognized that my early age of abuse meant I didn’t learn the basics of living.  He gave me a mix of talking, remembering, processing, and teaching me how to live. I believe this is a great tool however, a counselor would not help their client by having it as their only tool.  I am especially concerned when they are looking for quick results.  Dissociation works quickly but it is a lousy way to live.

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