Tag: Denial & Avoidance (page 1 of 3)

Denial is a defense mechanism in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept so it is rejected, despite any contrary evidence. Avoidance is a method of dealing with conflict which attempts to avoid directly confronting the issue at hand

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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Angry Fuck’in Therapeutic Letter to Former Client Part 1**

As promised in my May 26, 2009 Session Splash here is Part 1 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 a therapeutic letter writing technique I used to help the situation and include a sample of my own.

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Diagnosing DID/PTSD and Body Sensations*

Talking about feeling, thoughts and body sensations after being diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I also list reasons that I have always suspected DID.

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Session Splash – May 26, 2009 Part 3**

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 3, Hour 2.

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Session Splash – May 26, 2009 Part 2*

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 2 of Hour 1.

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Why I’m Afraid of Spiders – Arachnophobia Part 2**

This is some further thought on an abuse story that describes why I have arachnophobia and how it relates to my brother.

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