Category: Panic Attacks (page 1 of 2)

Sudden, intense anxiety, mounting physiological arousal, fear, stomach problems and discomfort associated with a variety of somatic and cognitive symptoms

Why I Started Therapy AGAIN – Part 1*

To sum it up simply, I started having an interest in starting therapy again at the start of this year because my life is the same shit it has always been. I feel like I struggle daily with regular tasks that most people take getting accomplished for granted. But in the past I had just accepted this as part of MY life. I try to do the best I can with any given day. Some days I give up on getting anything productive done, others I almost feel like a normal, hard-working adult who is part of the functioning society. I’m sick of beating myself up everyday for something I haven’t healed from, and didn’t even really know how to as demonstrated from all the past posts on this blog.

And that is when the bell rung for me – I didn’t KNOW HOW to heal. With that realization I decided I needed to give therapy another chance, from a completely different perspective.

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PTSD Cost Benefit Analysis*

PTSD cost benefit analysis to weigh the “benefits” and draw-backs of having PTSD. Simple but powerful. This helped me to gain perspective.

From the book The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook by Glenn Schiraldi.

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The Anxiety Process

Description of a drawing done in session on August 08, 2007 as a response to my therapist asking me to draw the anxiety process.

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Angry Fuck’in Therapeutic Letter to Former Client Part 2*

As promised in my May 26, 2009 Session Splash here is Part 2 of my two letters to a former client. This client caused me a lot of grief, including regular panic attacks. In this post I talk about the results of using the therapeutic letter writing technique.

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Therapy Script for Communication*

This is a script that I used in my last therapy session. I created this so that I could finally ask my therapist all the questions that have built up, mostly because of my fear of being vulnerable. I am hoping this script will help to open up communication a little more with my therapist and lead my therapy in the right direction.

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Session Splash – May 26, 2009 Part 1*

Another two hour session. During the first hour my therapist and i discussed more trivial matters (not really trivial, but only compared to the second hour) such as my roommates friends saying they did not like me, writing someone who fired me an e-mail, about my therapist reading my blog and my ‘therapeutic’ status. In hour two we further discussed my diagnosis and dissociative identity disorder. This was a long session so these topics were split into three posts, this is Part 1 of Hour 1.

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