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Name That Distorted Cognition (thought/perception) — June 16, 2017

Name That Distorted Cognition (thought/perception)

I have a lot of distorted cognitions (thoughts/perceptions) and I thought writing out our thinking and then naming those distorted cognitions could be fun and educational as well.

The 10 primary cognitive distortions are:

  1. All or nothing thinking — You see things in black and white categories. If your performance falls short of perfect, you see yourself as a total failure.
  2. Over-generalization — You see a single negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat.
  3. Mental…

Name That Distorted Cognition (thought/perception)

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Animals —

Animals

So today I had my last therapy session with my current T (next week will be a session with her and the new therapist). We spent the hour petting bunnies and guinea pigs. We are both animal lovers. I'm really sad she's leaving but also so grateful to have had this special session with her..

Just wanted to share :)

Insert Swearish Rant Here —

Insert Swearish Rant Here

This is a venting thread. While polite conversation will not be frowned upon -although possibly told to go f*ck itself with a cactus- abject swearing, dire curses, and anatomical improbabilities are the orders of the day. No plot necessary, or explanations required.

Keep your invectives inline, people. Personal attacks on other members are never allowed, here or elsewhere in the forum. Aside from that; Let 'er rip!

Sinking fast —

Sinking fast

Had a medical procedure done that involved gynecology work. I'm a rape survivor. My therapist encouraged me to journal everything since it was very difficult to try and verbalize in session.

While journaling, I realized that part way through the procedure I had dissociated completely. I have no memories at all of it finishing or how I got home.

I have a close friend who stayed with me the whole time and has completed my journal entry to best of her ability. I was and am free to ask her…

Sinking fast

Tegretol anyone????i hate meds —

Tegretol anyone????i hate meds

I was just put on this for Meralgia Paraesthetica (pinched nerve in my hip) and was wondering if anyone has taken this or is on it? I have such a hard time with meds that cause side effects. I tried gabapentin but couldn't take that, so Neurologist it me on this.

I hate meds, but the pain is now unbearable….

Long Term Effects Of Stalking? —

Long Term Effects Of Stalking?

I have been verifiably stalked by at least three people.

The first was my abusive boyfriend, who used stalking as a means of intimidation and control. It was often very severe, and it also lasted a really long time–maybe eight months or so. It got to the point where I just assumed I was being watched as long as I was either in a public place or on the first floor of my house, although I remained paranoid that I was somehow being watched at all times, regardless of viability.

The third…

Long Term Effects Of Stalking?

Personal power? —
Sex and intimacy. ? —

Sex and intimacy. ?

Hi everyone, this is a bit of a hard one.
I am struggling with making love and intimacy in my relationship… or lack there of.

My vet, who's diagnosed but currently not seeing his T has changed a little. We're a few years into our relationship, living together.

This is more so about me and how I'm feeling about it. Like all relationships we couldn't keep our hands off each other for the first portion. This slowed down a little but that's natural for a relationship. But I'm more…

Sex and intimacy. ?

Donate next monday month —
What Are You Grateful For Today? —

What Are You Grateful For Today?

As a way to cope, I made a list of things I am grateful for today. It's something that I have found to be useful in the past. It has a stabilizing effect for me. It helps me keep a broader, more accurate, perspective. It doesn't always make me feel better. However, it usually does make coping a little easier.

What am I grateful for today?

I woke up this morning. I awoke from a restless night's sleep in my own bed. I didn't wake up with a hangover.

I am grateful to start my day…

What Are You Grateful For Today?