I get stuck between needing therapy and being recovered. Have you found anything that helps you move beyond just knowing skills & not doing much harm anymore and into actual full-time recovery?
Last Updated: 07/28/2015 at 2:57pm
Amelia Winsby, PsyD
I often work with clients who experience a wide range of emotions and difficulties. I am non-judgmental and enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life.
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Full time recovery, at least for me, is elusive. My disorders, and I HATE THAT TERM..let's call them "unique mental and emotional attributes" are just a part of me and my lifelong journey. They are there, but I am stronger than them 99% of the time. I found in the past that when I try to establish myself as "fully recovered" I would eventually get triggered, demonstration a reaction, and then be depressed that my "disorder" came back. However, now, I just can accept it because I know that myself, like many others, they are as much a part of me as the trick knee I have had for years. We trip, we fail, we have our bad days. It's OKAY!!!
Time helps. You need time so that you can keep implementing skills. Your brain needs to make the connection to use these skills rather than harming. This requires time.
There is not such thing as a full proof answer for this question; I have observed of my self more then one time to be going down the rabbit hole, each time recovering from it by some way or other; some times its a person who holds my hand some times its a new skill that I aquire over the course of recovering and which makes my life interesting again. But I still go down the rabbit hole because still the world and it's ways seem idiotic to me and I can't do anything about them at all. The only full proof thing that I can tell si if you don't get back up you will die a miserable death and if you do you might die as a happy human; choice is yours. I prefer to be happy.
Understanding your needs and equipping yourself with skills is the first step to recovery. However, recovery is a continuous process which needs constant hard work. Hang in there, continue to work hard, and you'll get there.:)
Honestly, that is specific to the individual. What works for me might not work for someone else. Though, to answer your question, I have found music and exercise to be of great help.
Let me start by saying that recovery is part of the therapy. Congratulations for learning new skills! Now it's time to implement that and prevent relapse. I would still suggest continuing therapy, however, if you want, you can schedule your therapy less often (e.g. biweekly instead of weekly). In this way, you could still have someone to monitor you and you could have better transition.
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