Update on CBT Sessions

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Hibee
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   Posted 7/10/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All

I have just got back from my second session of CBT. My first session did not goto well and due to advice i received here decided to bring up my thoughts on my last session with my therapist this week, Which I did and im glad as my session this week went much better. My therapist said she had noticed that i was feeling anxious and was glad I brought this up this week as honesty is very impotent when going through any type of therapy. She said that my confidence and self esteem were low and that i tend to find the negative in every thing rather than trying to focus on the positive and that CBT will help me improve this and also give me the techniques required to manage my anxiety/depression better. This week i identified some main issues and for next week need to think of ways of challenging these beliefs which i have developed over the years. It has dawned on my how much work i will need to put in to this but it will be well worth the effort.

Ben

Ps I am also thinking of changing my user name as unhappy32 not very positive but cant think of one any suggestions?

stkitt
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   Posted 7/10/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Happy32,

Great to hear you second session went well.  You are already making progress if you have recognized the negativity of your user name.  turn

Way to Go!

Kitt


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   Posted 7/10/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
YEAH!!! So glad to hear your second session went so much better than the first. Keep up the good work!

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   Posted 7/10/2009 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Sup, Happy32???
So glad your 2nd session went well! Write down what you're going to say about challenging those beliefs next time. That way you won't forget anything important. I know this is going to help!
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acidgirl
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   Posted 7/11/2009 2:15 AM (GMT -7)   
yep happy32 :D

nellebutter
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   Posted 7/15/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey looks like you got a new screen name. I'm glad to hear about how well your CBT sessions are going I just started mine today and have a positive outlook on this. Keep us posted and good luck!
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   Posted 7/20/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
i love your new user name :) sounds like you're really giving the cbt a good shot!!!! go ben go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hope your sessions keep getting better and better.
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boo32
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   Posted 7/20/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
hey,
weldone for going back, you're making progress already. keep it up, changing your username is great. I've my second trip to counselling tommorow so i hope that goes well too.
well done ben,
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Hibee
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   Posted 7/20/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All

Thanks guys. I have learned that it will take small steps to help improve things and a lot of work from me but will be worth it in the long run. I am struggling to deal with all the intrusive/negative thoughts that seem to be constantly in my head dose any one have any tips on how to deal with these? all suggestions welcome.

Take Care All

Ben

Aries8
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   Posted 7/20/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
At my worst, I was always having negative thoughts. I would rehash conversations in my head for many minutes. I realized what I was doing and I stopped. I stopped by letting negative thoughts go. Don't let them upset you. Don't let them scare you. They are just thoughts and very normal for someone with anxiety. Course it takes a little time, but write in your journal what you need to do and stay with it. Before you know it you'll be feeling better!
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Hibee
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   Posted 7/21/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Aries
 
Thank you your right i think it will take a bit of time as theses thoughts always seem to be with me.
 
Ben

stkitt
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   Posted 7/21/2009 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   

Ben,

You know my theory on all those nasty thoughts that intrude into our minds............kick them to the curb.

Try to stay in the moment.  Keep in mind that living in the past or the future doesn't leave you with much attention for the present.

Health & Happiness,
Kitt

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