Round about affirmations

This morning I was scanning through Facebook group for CPTSD someone added this link to a talk called:  Affirmation techniques for People with CPTSD (how to bypass inner critic.)  When I posted the link the video popped in, so here it is.     I actually used this idea without knowing what it was.  I…

Met the enemy

And they is us….. Old quote hung around for years and years because it still applies.  My sister reposted a meme that spells out one of my greatest challenges. I learned so much in counseling, yet I catch myself on the same self destructive paths, repeat ad nauseum. Heavy sigh.  Sick for a three day…

Stand up for yourself

To that nasty voice in your head.  Fire your mean boss.  The one that expects perfection the first time.  Expects you to work harder, longer, and more committed than any one else.  That boss in the mirror that criticizes your every move and points out every mistake.  One of the things that I appreciate about…

Affirmations

Many besides Pavelka use affirmations as part of their toolbox of things to do to help cope with life.  I take a dim view of them since my mother used an affirmation that she taught her students but she didn’t really believe what she said.  I get the concept but I saw a negative example. …

Negative Tape

My counselor commented that the things I say to myself are some of the worse things I’ve ever heard all compacted onto one short ugly tape, played every time I make a human mistake.  He pointed out that I would never say to someone else what I say to myself…. In Pavelka’s toolbox he called…