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Great Recommendation!

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ljb
Just wanted to say I've just read this book, and I loved it. It made me think about things completely differently. I love the way she understands fear.Read More...

Dealing with some unknown T over the past 8 years

Hi RadicalRave, First, welcome! Second, you might want to repost your story to another subforum, either "Stories and Personal accounts about therapy" or "Questions about content on Myshrink and/or therapy" because apparently in this subforum here there are not very many posts and thus people don't read it very often and thus you just won't get the support and feedback you probably need. I did not have time to read very carefully your full story but I certainly believe that there is a way...Read More...

A General Theory of Love

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liffey
Yeah, I'm used to the heavy duty reading (I'm a PhD candidate in a very very very tangentially related field). I'll put it down and pick it back up again. Thanks for the encouragement. Mindsight is the book that has kept me going through this (horribly painful, often crazy-making) process.Read More...
Thank you, Cookie! Actually, I read the book after ending my own therapy with my quite wonderful therapist. I happened to just finish the book on the day that my daughter's therapist terminated her therapy. This book doesn't really deal with abrupt terminations like that, as it's about how to handle difficult terminations, how to terminate well, and so on. But after reading the book, I realized that I might have handled my last therapy session a little differently, for my benefit. I wish I'd...Read More...

Bipolar Disorder.

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Draggers dear, I did read your message. Sorry, I should have given you a mention. I saw Askalot address me, so I addressed them back, and then it looked like you were being ignored. I didn't mean to ignore you though Askalot, You're welcome. I am not an expert either and that's the best I could do. There is a search box and advanced search options too, so you can search "OCD" and see what comes up for that. AmberRead More...

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Hollow, I know being on the public bit of the board is hard so before you delete, I just wanted to say I'm happy to see you. I'm a follower of Captain Awkward too. She has helped me up my boundaries game considerably over the years. I had a really hard time figuring out what boundaries really were because it's not something that came naturally and I didn't really believe I had a right to them. I know what you mean about feeling as if you need to have some kind of external authority to quote.Read More...

Books on Attachment?

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liffey
I've just finished reading a book called 'how to develop emotional health' by Oliver James, and I absolutely loved it. It is so concise and to the point with very real solutions and exercises. I wouldn't say it's specifically about attachment, but it touches on it a lot. AmberRead More...
EJ, I'll look into that book as well. My mom also suffered from depression and I now think she had bipolar tendencies. She would be in a good mood for several months and then not get out of bed for a few months. So, I never knew which mom I was going to get. My parents always told me to be determined so I have a hard time forgiving her. She could have gotten help and refused when we suggested it. Yes, it's a long process and my T. kept telling me to stop rushing through. Most importantly, DO...Read More...
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Bad Childhood, Good Life

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I was a captive audience to Schlessinger's radio program because of the place I worked. I will have to say I grew to dispise her for her lack of empathy for people who were hurting from deep mental illness. her thrust seemed to be "just get over it" and " just do what you're supposed to do in life". No empathy whatever for anyone who can't go out and make it big in the world like we're all expected to do. Moreover, her so-called "DR" title was for a degree in physical therapy and not...Read More...

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It's so inspiring when people just step up in their lives. I started dancing along with them.Read More...
Starlight, I paid the higher price and thought it was worth it! It's why I put this up when I saw the special. In the future, if I post another daily deal, I'll put in coffee talk also since it's time sensitive. BTW, if you're not familiar with Brene Brown, she has a great talk on TED which would give you a feel for whether you want to buy her book. Brene Brown on the Power of VulnerabilityRead More...

The Rape Recovery Handbook

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Finding, I have a couple of suggestions that I've encountered in internships: 1. The Courage to Heal Workbook This was written specifically for survivors of CSA. Even so, it's been my experience that survivors of rape often have had trauma in childhood too, and I think many if not most or all of the exercises would be experienced as helpful for adult survivors of sexual assault. 1. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook This is not specific to sexual abuse or assault. There are...Read More...

Helpful book

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I buy and borrow a lot of books about psychotherapy. I'm interested in reading the book by Van der Kolk but am not much into physical concerns. Is it more about mental or is it more about the physical? The title is a bit confusing.Read More...

Chronic Dissociation

(((((Chris))))) First of all, you are going and have gone through A LOT. Second of all, THANK YOU for typing all that info, because I know that it must have taken a lot of effort to put it together right, and to even think for that matter due to the condition you suffer must have been EXTREMELY hard.. I can definately tell you are a VERY strong individual, and that you have HOPE inside you.. It's there wailing out for someone to rescue you from the UTTER HELL you're experiencing. NEVER LOSE...Read More...
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