Skills to learn

Early in my counseling my therapist bluntly told me I was an emotional moron.  Wow thanks.  But he followed this with the information that I can change this by learning the skills that I didn’t learning as a child.  I totally did not comprehend how much I missed out on growing up.  I didn’t grow…

Self -regulation button broke

Been a rough 2 or 3 months.  Tons of family stuff happening and changes at work.  I realized recently I must have broken my self-regulation button or turned it off.  That button that when pushed you do the adult thing when you are supposed to do it.  Not the broken one of not going to…

Emotion Regulation is not

Stopping or cutting off emotions.  Dissociation/cutting off emotions is like freezing frogs….as soon as you thaw them they are hopping all over just the same.  Why do I know this?  I used dissociation to obliterate anger and other negative emotions.  Sadly it did the same thing to love and happiness…only the emotions didn’t go away,…

Change your thinking…..

Change your mood….change your behavior…..change your thinking. Mood/emotions, behavior, and thinking are so interconnected that changing one changes the others.  I am always searching for more articles and websites explaining ways that might help with coping with PTSD.  I am learning more about emotions all the time.  I spent a good share of my life…

Coping

The holidays are in full swing, so are triggers, anxiety, and depression.  I also love the Christmas lights the excitement and fun.  The bustle, rushing and extreme expectations not so much.  I decided that for the month of December I am posting tips and ideas for coping with high stresses of holiday festivities.  Last month…