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#227051 - 05/27/08 10:08 AM .
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#227053 - 05/27/08 10:25 AM Re: Anyone want to ride the rollercoaster with me? [Re: bardo213]
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It sounds like you've got some coping strategies which are great.
Have you tried finding a stone or coin you can keep in your pocket to hold onto when your feelings become overwhelming?
I took a stone I found at a WOR and at the suggestion of one of the guys there now keep it in my pocket. This way I can hold onto it when I'm at work or in a stressful population. It's a nice reminder to me that I can feel safe and take care of myself.
Just an idea. I hope it helps.
I know the roller coaster all too well. I wish I could give you a ticket to get off - then I'd like one too.
Peace,
Jackson

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#227054 - 05/27/08 10:25 AM Re: Anyone want to ride the rollercoaster with me? [Re: bardo213]
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Lynch,
I think these experiences are normal for any survivor in early recovery mode. The social anxiety periods and the good days are coming frequent now but they do level off in time. As you work wiht your T to learn new coping skills and master them you will find that the down times stretch out longer and longer between. You are becoming better at recognising what is happening and knowing what you need to do for yourself when they occur. That is progress. Your T will help you understand why you get angry, the root cause, and that will help you deal with it in healthier ways. Journaling, breathing and finding healthy outlets for the emotion is the right thing to do. The roller coaster ride will calm down as you move along. Hang in there you are doing good.


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#227090 - 05/27/08 02:08 PM . [Re: Freedom49]
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