It was my thoughts-not me

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daftone
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   Posted 6/1/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I know a lot of you here are further along the road to recovery, but kitt said to post my own topic so I hope what I have to share is useful to someone on here?
I have found cbt to be really effective for my anxiety and depression. I started countering my thoughts in TEA forms last January after my therapist gave me the short book cbt book by sam obitz titled been there, done that? do this! The progress I have realized in the past five months has been nothing short of incredible for me. I thought I was doomed to a life full of misery and medications but I finished therapy a few weeks ago and feel like I am able to stand on my own now. It turns out there was never really anything wrong with me, it was the way I was processing all my thoughts that was causing my physical and anxiety problems. I realize I need to continue working and learning and that's why I am here. I have already learned a lot reading others notes and love that several here are finding hope like I have through cbt.

roger47
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   Posted 6/1/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Absolutely wonderful! A very inspirational post. Thank you for sharing.

Roger

Allestaria
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   Posted 6/1/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
This is for sure inspirational. Thanks for sharing. Shows light at the end of our dark tunnels.

stkitt
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   Posted 6/1/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
daftone

I am proud of you and thank you for sharing as through sharing you have helped others to see that there is hope, there is a chance to be all that we can and even more.

Please keep on talking with us and know how much we care about you as a member of this forum.

Hugs,
Kitt

daftone
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   Posted 6/2/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, thanks for the kind replies! I honestly did not even expect anyone to read my post and reply. I am so gratified that you all found it encouraging. I have enjoyed reading all the positive stuff I read here also and glad mine was seen in the same light smurf
Fwiw, I always thought something was wrong with me and I was beyond help so I am sure there is hope for all of us here!

stkitt
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   Posted 6/3/2009 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
You are a wonderful person that has anxiety, remember it does not have you. You are among the millions of people that have this disorder and you can learn how to get past the anxiety.

When your fears have the best of you, it is easy to feel that things will not get any better. This is not true. There is much help available in today’s society and the best way to deal with your fears is to find effective ways to overcome them. Instead of focusing on doom, stay in the moment. Give yourself breathing space. Consider what matters to you. Establish a few manageable goals, then take small steps toward achieving them. Don’t try to start everything at once as you may be setting yourself up for failure.

Please know coming here is a wonderful and courageous step. You are voicing your fears so you know what they are. We are right here with you.

"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could."

Kitt

Blessed08
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   Posted 6/3/2009 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats!!! This gives me that little string of hope that I need!!! Hope that all remains well for you!
Live~Laugh~Love


daftone
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   Posted 6/26/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Thx and best wishes to you tongue

daftone
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   Posted 6/26/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kitt, that was really nice and inspirational!

stkitt
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   Posted 6/26/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Stick with us Daftone, we love our new members. I answered your question re bump :)

Kitt

Hibee
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   Posted 6/27/2009 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi

Great to here a positive post re CBT and im glad this therapy has worked well for you and gives me hope as I am due to start CBT next week. Thanks for posting and let us know how you get on.

Ben

daftone
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   Posted 6/29/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
thx kitt!

daftone
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   Posted 6/29/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
unhappy32 said...
Hi

Great to here a positive post re CBT and im glad this therapy has worked well for you and gives me hope as I am due to start CBT next week. Thanks for posting and let us know how you get on.

Ben


Ben I hope it works well for you and I am happy to hear I have given you some hope. It is tough to grasp initially but when you figure out how to counter your thoughts in the TEA forms you start making progress pretty quickly. Coming up with good counter thoughts was probably the hardest part for me. Keep in touch and good luck!

CBTgirl
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   Posted 8/12/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Great story and good job to you smilewinkgrin Thanks for sharing and i hope you are keeping with it. I use the TEA forms everyday and I feel they are the key exercise in CBT that has helped me personally the most. Keep doing them and I am sure you will continue to feel even better!

daftone
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   Posted 9/26/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
CBTgirl said...
Great story and good job to you smilewinkgrin Thanks for sharing and i hope you are keeping with it. I use the TEA forms everyday and I feel they are the key exercise in CBT that has helped me personally the most. Keep doing them and I am sure you will continue to feel even better!


Thx and I appreciate the support. I am pretty religious now about countering my thoughts in the TEA forms everyday now and feel like I am growing and getting a lot better at doing them and they seem to be working better for me too.

Green Grove
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   Posted 9/26/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad you have found help through CBT and I wish you continued success. I also don't know where I would be without it myself :)
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daftone
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   Posted 10/15/2009 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Green Grove said...
I'm so glad you have found help through CBT and I wish you continued success. I also don't know where I would be without it myself :)

Thanks Green Grove! It's always awesome to hear from others who have been helped by CBT yeah
Keep up the good work and hopefully we giving a few others on here hope. Keep hope alive tongue

Green Grove
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   Posted 10/15/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I know it is :) I wish more people would use it to get better as well. No time like the present to get the job done!
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. . .Not a professional. . .
Please consult your doctor before making changes to meds or lifestyle.


daftone
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   Posted 11/2/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Green Grove said...
I know it is :) I wish more people would use it to get better as well. No time like the present to get the job done!

     Me too brother yeah
   Keep up the good work!

daftone
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   Posted 1/13/2010 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy New Year and less anxiety too smhair

stkitt
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   Posted 1/14/2010 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy New Year to you too Daftone and glad to hear you are doing well.



Kitt

daftone
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   Posted 1/25/2010 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
stkitt said...
daftone
 
Happy New Year to you too Daftone and glad to hear you are doing well.
 
Kitt

Thank Kittsmile 
I am doing well. How are you doing? I think it's going to be a good year and hope it is tooyeah

CBTgirl
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   Posted 3/12/2010 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Good to hear from everyone and I hope all are doing well. I'm good and apologize for disappearing, life has just been passing by so fast lately but I think of everyone all the time and will try and check in and offer whatever i can more often. So glad CBT is helping so many more these days tongue

daftone
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   Posted 3/20/2010 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
CBTgirl said...
Good to hear from everyone and I hope all are doing well. I'm good and apologize for disappearing, life has just been passing by so fast lately but I think of everyone all the time and will try and check in and offer whatever i can more often. So glad CBT is helping so many more these days tongue
Welcome backyeah
I always appreciate your posts and insights Cbtgirl!
 
Kitt I never heard back I hope you are doing good also?

CBTgirl
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   Posted 7/14/2010 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks daft and I am sorry I have not been able to spend more time here supporting others. Time is passes so much faster than when I was anxious all the time, which is a fair trade off but I'd like my life to slow down a little. Does that make me a greedy person? I hope not. Good to hear from you tongue
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