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by andthistoomustpass
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: The guilt of depression, tips
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: The guilt of depression, tips

Hi Beating yourself up can come from a few sources. It tends to spring from a lack of self acceptance. I've found both CBT and ACT to be really useful in addressing this. Accept that you are not perfect and that is fine. Nobody is perfect, we all have our differing strengths and weaknesses, we all h...
by andthistoomustpass
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Emotional resilience and the impact of its lack
Replies: 407
Views: 84292

Re: Emotional resilience and the impact of its lack

Diary Entry I've never been sure of how objectively difficult my childhood was. After all, life isn't a bed of roses for anyone and it is most certain that plenty of people in the UK have had worse, then I look at war torn countries, etc and realise that my childhood was actually very privileged. I ...
by andthistoomustpass
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Hello

Hi I'm sorry to read of your troubles. There were a number of sentences that jumped out at me. 'I am worried my issues are not serious enough for treatment and that my GP will dismiss me.' 'There are people that almost certainly have it much, much worse than me, and I don't know if I deserve help wh...
by andthistoomustpass
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Emotional resilience and the impact of its lack
Replies: 407
Views: 84292

Re: Emotional resilience and the impact of its lack

Diary Entry I've been thinking about my avoidance of further counselling / therapy and what the pay-offs are for me. 1. The obvious, I get to avoid the distress stage of plunging into trusting someone and of dealing with long buried stuff. 2. Many of my MH symptoms are protective and part of me doe...
by andthistoomustpass
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

I have just listened to a podcast on the ACE study. https://mowe.blog/podcast/how-childhood-can-haunt-us/ The ACE study linked a vast number of physical and social ailments in adults to traumatic childhood experiences. This includes the obvious stuff such as morbid obesity and drug addiction but als...
by andthistoomustpass
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: Podcasts (or info) for relatives/loved ones
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Podcasts (or info) for relatives/loved ones

Hi

I always recommend the My Own Worst Enemy podcast for mental health. The host interviews senior academics in the field.

https://mowe.blog/podcast/
by andthistoomustpass
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Sunshine Room
Topic: Soothing Songs...don't worry, you will be o.k.
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Soothing Songs...don't worry, you will be o.k.

Hi B!

I find this song really soothing, it is a great reminder that we are not responsible for the whole world.

As I sat sadly by her side, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeTYL_cKGyI
by andthistoomustpass
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Rant Room
Topic: Session
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Re: Session

Simple answer: Don't cancel! Your post screams anxiety and avoidance. Try to be as open and honest with the counsellor as you can. I guarantee you will not have anything to say that an experienced counsellor has not heard before. Good counsellors do not judge, they have chosen to go into a professio...
by andthistoomustpass
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: I'm new here...

Hi and welcome. I read your post in Safe Room and was sorry to hear about your experiences. That is the problem with cliques and internet cliques in particular, they have a tendency to become polarised and cult-like. Reason is rarely welcome, especially with highly emotive topics. Disagreement is of...

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