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#8760 - 10/08/02 01:16 AM Re: TRIGGERS
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Registered: 09/01/02
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Loc: Cheyenne, WY
One thing that I found helpful. If you are aware that someting might be a trigger you prepare yourself for the trigger. It is the triggers that you are unprepared for that are the hard ones to deal with. The post that I placed last night is a good example of that. I was totally unprepared fot the phone call from the minister and his requesting that I return to the office where I was raped so that he can perform a " healing ceremony" . I really feel that this is for his benefit and not for mine. I do not want to return to that place. Just the thought of returning to that place last night was enough of a trigger to cause a flashback. I knew that Estes Park would cause triggers. I had no idea that a phone call could cause a trigger. If you are aware that a situation may cause a trigger ... It is ( or was for me ) easier to deal with the trigger. Your body is prepared for it and reacts accordingly.

take care all

John

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From the Song MOUNTAINS by Lonestar.

Yeah, the good Lord gave us mountains,
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#8761 - 10/10/02 10:21 AM Re: TRIGGERS
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Good point. Looks like I may have a lot of preparing to do. Thanks John.

Wuame

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