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03/28/2009 07:52 PM

Horrible stories

taurusPosts: 2893
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I am currently working on my healing from PTSD. But I have to read The Courage to Heal. It's frustrating because I want to finish this mess and get on with my life. Everyone keeps telling me to do it slow and my Therapist says take it slow. Well now I understand. So far have the most horrifying stories, I can only read every 20 min than I have to stop, It makes me manic and I just run around, I think I'm running away from myself. I haven't even gotten to the hard part yet.

03/28/2009 08:02 PM

I'm sorry you're going through such a rough spot in healing, but it really is important to take it slow. I know that people always told me when I was a kid that ripping the bandaid off fast hurts less, but that's such a lie when it comes to psychological matters.

03/28/2009 08:11 PM
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Taurus, as we say in the other group. It takes lots of time. Please be careful and keep yourself safe.

03/28/2009 08:31 PM
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The book does have horrible stories, just be careful and like everyone said, go slow.

03/28/2009 08:47 PM
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Taurus, Only do as much as you can handle. Maybe you don't need to read everyone's horrible story to begin to heal. Just my thinking, bc I'm a skimmer sometimes. Take care of yourself.

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