CBT appointment = nervous

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   Posted 2/9/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys, tomorrow i will have my first CBT appointment and I'm getting nervous about it.  I know tomorrow will probably be worse.  I decided to go because i've heard some great things on here about CBT and I'm afraid there is nothing left that will help me with my anxiety.  I'm also worried that it won't work and i'll be stuck like this forever.  Ugg what a horrible thought.  I really have no idea what to expect since this is the first time so i'm constantly playing over and over in my head what could happen.  I guess i just need some reassurance that all will be well.  :)  I know some of you had some great success with it.  Thanks

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   Posted 2/9/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
hey mel,
well first of all, congratulations on taking that ever important step of making the appointment! you are lucky, i can't even find CBT therapists here in po-dunk usa! as for first-time jitters, you will do great! just remember, CBT has helped many people with severe anxiety, and you are fortunate enough to be able to find a therapist that offers CBT, in which i'm sure you will soon start to feel better and learn new ways to manage your anxiety and stop your negative thoughts.  i wish you best of luck tomorrow, let us know how it goes!

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   Posted 2/9/2009 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your reply!  Wow, I'm sorry you don't have any cbt therapists in your area.  I guess that's one of the good things about living in a big city.  I will def let you know how it goes tomorrow.  Thanks for your support  :)

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   Posted 2/9/2009 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
     Good luck at your appointment tomorrow.  I hope all goes well.

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   Posted 2/10/2009 5:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Melbe

Really glad to hear you are going for CBT, I am due to have CBT soon and it is a really good therapy which gets great results. I have had therapy and can see why you are anxious about going I was very anxious for my first couple of sessions but found my therapist was really nice and made me feel at ease. Good luck for tomorrow and well done for taking that step to improve your anxiety.

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   Posted 2/10/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
THIS is a great step IMHO
I do the online CBT ( free) and for ME it has helped so much ..........

IT is great to see you taking your life and doing something to help yourself
I am PROUD of you
Let us know how it all goes plz

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   Posted 2/10/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Melbe!

Please let us know how everything goes :)
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   Posted 2/10/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Maybe it would be a good thing to be anxious at your appt. You'd be with the best person to deal with it. He/She could point out that everything you're feeling is not harmful to your body.

I get nervous before therapy appts. I haven't gone in years because the last one said there wasn't anything else he could do for me. I knew the techniques. I've read the books. I've taken the classes. But sometimes it would be nice to have someone to talk to about anything.

Anyway, this is not about me. You will do well. Stay in the moment and remember only positive self talk! Don't allow any negativity to enter your head. Good luck today!

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   Posted 2/10/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you guys for all your support, it did help a lot!  Well I went and it wasn't nearly as horrible as i was imagining it to be.  It actually went really well and I can't wait for my next appointment.  She said that I can get better, that there is hope for me which i think is something that I needed to hear.  If there is hope for me there is def. hope for all of us.  :)  She does want me to get the anxiety book by bourne which i'm planning on ordering from the healingwell bookstore.  I've heard some good things about this book.  Thanks again, you guys are the best.


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