Don't know how many of you experience this while in therapy, but I have had this problem for some time and I'm just now getting the nerve to post about this.
Like many others during therapy, I get anxious. And when we start to get into the nitty gritty of a certain topic, it's like my mind takes over and I begin to rub my left wrist with my thumb/fingernail of my right hand. T wants to know why I do this. He does know of my past and realizes there had been a SA...why do I do it? Well, I told him I don't really even know I'm doing it until he points to it or reminds me of it. I tell him I don't even feel anything when I'm doing it, so he wants to know why I do it then. I really have any answers for him. He just says that "Everything has a purpose." But, what if it is subconsious?
We have talked about it several times, but he tells me that he still doesn't understand it. I guess I don't either. Last time we did trauma work, he gave me two stress balls to hold onto to help curb the digging into the wrist syndrome. It did help. Maybe it takes time?
I don't know. Any advice you wonderful people could offer would be excellent. Thank you in advance.