Just because you say
that you believe somebody doesn't necessarily mean it's true. You may be being polite out of a desire not to offend your therapist (or friend, etc.). You may be trying to convince yourself more than the therapist. You may not be able to think of an answer and it's easier to agree than to argue.
Personally I never got on with CBT. I never found it as rational as it claimed to be - it just seemed to be a more scientific way of saying "Cheer up love, it may never happen." If CBT has helped you, that is great and I don't wish to deter anyone from trying it. Indeed, I do practice a sort of DIY CBT, more with anxiety than with depression (it works fairly well for some things; less so for the attacks of sheer terror at 3am :-/ ). But there are some things I can't think positively about
because there's nothing positive about
That said, I am trying to be less pessimistic about
everything under the sun. It's not easy as I don't tend naturally towards optimism. And I can't fake it. But I can't live life assuming WW3 is around every corner either, so I'm trying to chill a bit.
And with this, I'm deffo off to bed now..... >.>
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)