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I love the adventure of hiking and being outdoors...I HATE heights. Scares me something fierce! Today was an amazing hike up #wiliwilnuiridgetrail . I finally had my spikes to wear on my shoes...and felt like I was a Jeep in the mud! It was exciting!...until we continued on past the summit and started to walk out along a ridge towards another peak. #exposuretherapy . Walking along a trail 2 feet wide with sheer cliffs on either side was incredibly overwhelming for me! I faced my fear...and recognized when it was time to tap out! #knowmylimits. I turned around and waited for my friends back at the summit! Thanks for the push ladies! I appreciate getting out of my comfort zone...slowly! #hawaii #oahu #hike #outdoorfitness

I love the adventure of hiking and being outdoors...I HATE heights. Scares me something fierce! Today was an amazing hike up #wiliwilnuiridgetrail . I finally had my spikes to wear on my shoes...and felt like I was a Jeep in the mud! It was exciting!...until we continued on past the summit and started to walk out along a ridge towards another peak. #exposuretherapy . Walking along a trail 2 feet wide with sheer cliffs on either side was incredibly overwhelming for me! I faced my fear...and recognized when it was time to tap out! #knowmylimits. I turned around and waited for my friends back at the summit! Thanks for the push ladies! I appreciate getting out of my comfort zone...slowly! #hawaii #oahu #hike #outdoorfitness

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Canon EOS 3000v, SIGMA ZOOM 28-200mm 1:3.8-5.6, Kodak ColorPlus 200.
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Друзья, продолжаю свой плёночный witch house. Благо, утро понедельника наилучшим образом способствует его атмосфере. Я уже еду на работу, и динамик маршрутки вещает:

Сумеречный штык --------------------------------- Canon EOS 3000v, SIGMA ZOOM 28-200mm 1:3.8-5.6, Kodak ColorPlus 200. 1/3 sec, f/5.6 --------------------------------- Друзья, продолжаю свой плёночный witch house. Благо, утро понедельника наилучшим образом способствует его атмосфере. Я уже еду на работу, и динамик маршрутки вещает: "Следующая остановка "Улица Чернышевского". Не знаю, какое у вас сейчас настроение, но мой день удался, ведь в рюкзаке лежит порция курочки с рисом и парочка кексиков. --------------------------------- Если на Смена-35 я подзабывал перематывать плёнку, и двойная экспозиция лезла на кадр сама, то с Canon EOS 3000v я попросту забывал её устанавливать. А устанавливать режим мультиэкспозиции приходилось через каждый промотанный кадр. В этом и следующих снимках будет мало света, отчасти и потому, что я неправильно подобирал экспозицию, электроника тоже ошибается, знаете ли. В следующий раз возьму с собой Свердловск-2. --------------------------------- #kodak_photo #darkfilm #streetfilm #film135 #filmshooter #exposuretherapy

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Day 11/100 - Today was difficult, again.  Went with Olivier to put gas in the car and got another latte.  Here’s one of my snapdragons, I just love this color.  #100dayproject #100daysofagoraphobia #exposuretherapy #slowbutsteady #agoraphobia #mentalhealth

Day 11/100 - Today was difficult, again. Went with Olivier to put gas in the car and got another latte. Here’s one of my snapdragons, I just love this color. #100dayproject #100daysofagoraphobia #exposuretherapy #slowbutsteady #agoraphobia #mentalhealth

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🌟THIS IS REAL LIFE🌟
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-red, oily skin -breakouts and sweat bumps
***************************************************** -food in my teeth from my late night popcorn eating session
***************************************************** -hair pulled back, showing some hair loss due to anxiety
***************************************************** -my awkward long fingers that I never know how to hold anything
****************************************************** -my headphones because I can’t figure out how to do a story without them. *****************************************************-my voice raising in certain parts because I am nervous. **********************************
But this is me.....perfectly imperfect 💕 **********************************
EMBRACE YOU AS IS❤️
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🌟THIS IS REAL LIFE🌟 ****£********************************************** -red, oily skin -breakouts and sweat bumps ***************************************************** -food in my teeth from my late night popcorn eating session ***************************************************** -hair pulled back, showing some hair loss due to anxiety ***************************************************** -my awkward long fingers that I never know how to hold anything ****************************************************** -my headphones because I can’t figure out how to do a story without them. *****************************************************-my voice raising in certain parts because I am nervous. ********************************** But this is me.....perfectly imperfect 💕 ********************************** EMBRACE YOU AS IS❤️ ******************************************************

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S A U N Ahhhhhh!

Thank you, @downriverdivastribe and @antscullwick for showing us the way. We are so excited to have this for our family and to share with our clients and friends./// Now we just need a fjord! (The whirlpool freezer will do at 38°!) #exposuretherapy

S A U N Ahhhhhh! Thank you, @downriverdivastribe and @antscullwick for showing us the way. We are so excited to have this for our family and to share with our clients and friends./// Now we just need a fjord! (The whirlpool freezer will do at 38°!) #exposuretherapy

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It’s not about them or what they say. It’s about you, friends - and you had a purpose far before they had anything to say about it.

It’s not about them or what they say. It’s about you, friends - and you had a purpose far before they had anything to say about it.

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Not the best pic but I love how the clouds engulfed the mountains. #beautyinnature #exposuretherapy #agoraphobiarecovery

Not the best pic but I love how the clouds engulfed the mountains. #beautyinnature #exposuretherapy #agoraphobiarecovery

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The recommended treatment for OCD is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Exposure and Response Prevention. In essence, you change the way you view your obsessions through gradual exposure to your triggers - without doing any mental or physical compulsions. It's hard work, but so worth it. Even if you've done it before. Even if it didn't work as well as you would have liked before. The key is finding right intensity of therapy, and the right therapist, for you. Sometimes you just need time, as well. 🌼
#ocd #pureo #pureocd #cbt #erp #exposuretherapy #ocdrecovery #mentalillnessmemes #mentalhealthmemes #ocdmemes #intrusivethoughts

The recommended treatment for OCD is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Exposure and Response Prevention. In essence, you change the way you view your obsessions through gradual exposure to your triggers - without doing any mental or physical compulsions. It's hard work, but so worth it. Even if you've done it before. Even if it didn't work as well as you would have liked before. The key is finding right intensity of therapy, and the right therapist, for you. Sometimes you just need time, as well. 🌼 #ocd #pureo #pureocd #cbt #erp #exposuretherapy #ocdrecovery #mentalillnessmemes #mentalhealthmemes #ocdmemes #intrusivethoughts

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Day 10/100 - Ugh.  Today was the hardest day so far.  Went for a quick, old school style latte trip.  It’s been about a month since I’ve had Second Cup.  Ahhh tasty. 😋 #100dayproject #100daysofagoraphobia #exposuretherapy #agoraphobia #laureycuresherpanic

Day 10/100 - Ugh. Today was the hardest day so far. Went for a quick, old school style latte trip. It’s been about a month since I’ve had Second Cup. Ahhh tasty. 😋 #100dayproject #100daysofagoraphobia #exposuretherapy #agoraphobia #laureycuresherpanic

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Are you scared of flying!? ✈️
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Approximately 25 million US adults have a fear of flying, leading to about 20% of all flyers depending on alcohol 🥃 or sedatives 💊 to help with anxiety symptoms when flying!
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Having a fear of flying can greatly hinder your willingness to accept opportunities. In graduate school you might take multiple flights a year to attend conferences, so it’s important to fly stress-free! 💆🏻‍♀️
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▶️Meditate. Focus on your breathing and clear your mind 🧠. This is something you should practice habitually before you get on a plane. Once you have a good meditation routine and practice, it will be no different once you get on a plane! This will also help control negative ✖️ (and often unrealistic!) thoughts of flying.
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▶️Understand the science 🔬 . People are often scared of flying because they don’t fully understand what they’re scared of! For example - turbulence 💨 - a word that makes alot of us tense up in fear. Firstly, the risk associated with turbulence is very low ⬇️ (as long as you’re wearing a seatbelt!), as modern airplanes can withstand severe turbulence. Some causes of turbulence are hot rising air, moving air masses deflected by mountains ⛰ , mixing of different air masses, or even other airplanes! Pilots have several ways of predicting turbulent areas and avoid them as best they can. However, turbulence can sometimes be unavoidable, so one tip 💡is to choose a seat close to the wing! It is close to the centre of gravity, so you won’t be as affected!
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▶️Exposure Therapy. Gradually exposing an individual to their phobia along with relaxation 💆🏻‍♀️ exercises helps them learn how to create a relaxed state and cope with their fears. Virtual reality exposure therapy reduces ⬇️ anxiety during flight and increases willingness to fly, which is maintained 1️⃣ year later in 70% of respondents. This is much cheaper than another type of exposure therapy: purchasing airline tickets and paying for a therapist to accompany the client. Some airlines offer courses to build your confidence when flying!
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#science #stem #toronto #thunderbay #uoft #phd #scicomm

Are you scared of flying!? ✈️ - Approximately 25 million US adults have a fear of flying, leading to about 20% of all flyers depending on alcohol 🥃 or sedatives 💊 to help with anxiety symptoms when flying! - Having a fear of flying can greatly hinder your willingness to accept opportunities. In graduate school you might take multiple flights a year to attend conferences, so it’s important to fly stress-free! 💆🏻‍♀️ - What might help get over your fear of flying⁉️ - ▶️Meditate. Focus on your breathing and clear your mind 🧠. This is something you should practice habitually before you get on a plane. Once you have a good meditation routine and practice, it will be no different once you get on a plane! This will also help control negative ✖️ (and often unrealistic!) thoughts of flying. - ▶️Understand the science 🔬 . People are often scared of flying because they don’t fully understand what they’re scared of! For example - turbulence 💨 - a word that makes alot of us tense up in fear. Firstly, the risk associated with turbulence is very low ⬇️ (as long as you’re wearing a seatbelt!), as modern airplanes can withstand severe turbulence. Some causes of turbulence are hot rising air, moving air masses deflected by mountains ⛰ , mixing of different air masses, or even other airplanes! Pilots have several ways of predicting turbulent areas and avoid them as best they can. However, turbulence can sometimes be unavoidable, so one tip 💡is to choose a seat close to the wing! It is close to the centre of gravity, so you won’t be as affected! - ▶️Exposure Therapy. Gradually exposing an individual to their phobia along with relaxation 💆🏻‍♀️ exercises helps them learn how to create a relaxed state and cope with their fears. Virtual reality exposure therapy reduces ⬇️ anxiety during flight and increases willingness to fly, which is maintained 1️⃣ year later in 70% of respondents. This is much cheaper than another type of exposure therapy: purchasing airline tickets and paying for a therapist to accompany the client. Some airlines offer courses to build your confidence when flying! - Do you have a fear of flying? ✈️ - #science #stem #toronto #thunderbay #uoft #phd #scicomm

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Can’t recommend @amazinganimalsinc enough! #exposuretherapy

Can’t recommend @amazinganimalsinc enough! #exposuretherapy

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“Never ask a client to do something you wouldn’t do yourself!” AKA therapists aren’t immune to fear (or any mental health issue).
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This picture was taken after a day of snake handling, and a few seconds before he moved unexpectedly and I flung him across the room.
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I’m pretty freaked out by anything that slithers 🐍, darts unpredictably 🕷, or is  crunchy and disgusting 🦗 (just looking at that cricket emoji makes me feel a way...).
▫️ I would probably refer someone wanting treatment involving bugs to someone else, because I’m not ready to overcome this fear (and it’s not currently interfering with my life enough to need to do so). Sometimes I feel guilty about not facing ALL of my fears, but my guidelines for myself are: do it if it keeps you from doing the things you value.
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Maybe bugs and other gross critters ( UGHH, slugs 😫) will reach that level for me someday, but for now, I’ve got other things to keep working on.

“Never ask a client to do something you wouldn’t do yourself!” AKA therapists aren’t immune to fear (or any mental health issue). ▫️ This picture was taken after a day of snake handling, and a few seconds before he moved unexpectedly and I flung him across the room. ▫️ I’m pretty freaked out by anything that slithers 🐍, darts unpredictably 🕷, or is crunchy and disgusting 🦗 (just looking at that cricket emoji makes me feel a way...). ▫️ I would probably refer someone wanting treatment involving bugs to someone else, because I’m not ready to overcome this fear (and it’s not currently interfering with my life enough to need to do so). Sometimes I feel guilty about not facing ALL of my fears, but my guidelines for myself are: do it if it keeps you from doing the things you value. ▫️ Maybe bugs and other gross critters ( UGHH, slugs 😫) will reach that level for me someday, but for now, I’ve got other things to keep working on.

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This week I will begin exposure therapy with my wonderful psychologist. She wants me to select a specific trauma that plays on my mind the most. The guy blocked out in red sexually, physically and emotionally assaulted me over many of my early teen years. This diary entry was written 16th June, 2000. I was 11 years old, almost 12. It was the beginnings of ongoing and relentless trauma. I still dream about the fear I felt with his rage, but also the confusion because there were times I felt I loved him. I moved schools and lost contact with him when I was 16, but bumped into him at a nightclub about 3 years later. He drunkenly approached me, despite being in a relationship with someone else, and slobbered in my ear telling me that I would always be his first true love. It made my skin crawl and excited me at the same time. I felt sick. My first romantic and sexual experience was with someone who was incredibly abusive. I now know how powerfully this shaped my self worth and future relationships with men. Ugh. 11. Years. Old. And I was genuinely afraid of being raped and beaten. It was like I could predict my future - where both occurred. #trauma #exposuretherapy #assault #metoo #cptsd #recovery

This week I will begin exposure therapy with my wonderful psychologist. She wants me to select a specific trauma that plays on my mind the most. The guy blocked out in red sexually, physically and emotionally assaulted me over many of my early teen years. This diary entry was written 16th June, 2000. I was 11 years old, almost 12. It was the beginnings of ongoing and relentless trauma. I still dream about the fear I felt with his rage, but also the confusion because there were times I felt I loved him. I moved schools and lost contact with him when I was 16, but bumped into him at a nightclub about 3 years later. He drunkenly approached me, despite being in a relationship with someone else, and slobbered in my ear telling me that I would always be his first true love. It made my skin crawl and excited me at the same time. I felt sick. My first romantic and sexual experience was with someone who was incredibly abusive. I now know how powerfully this shaped my self worth and future relationships with men. Ugh. 11. Years. Old. And I was genuinely afraid of being raped and beaten. It was like I could predict my future - where both occurred. #trauma #exposuretherapy #assault #metoo #cptsd #recovery

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Fresh Bread & Pretzels from The Bejker at the Friday Morning Farmer’s Market in Sonoma! 🥖🥕🥑💐🥤 The Friday Morning Farmer’s Market is fabulous if Tuesday nights Market is TOO STRESSFUL! Parking is easy, the crowd MUCH SMALLER, the vendors friendly & welcoming-the perfect place to continue my Exposure Therapy, get OUT OF THE HOUSE, enjoy the sunshine, and meet new people 🌸
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#farmersmarket #farm #produce #bread #community #winecountry #supportlocalbusiness #sonoma #napa #petaluma #exposuretherapy #talkmh #recovery #endthestigma #wordart #tattoo #boho #gypsy #summer #activity #suicideprevention #socialanxiety #womenover45 #effperfect #itsoknottobeok #createchange #advocate #selfcare #therapist #lgbtqia

Fresh Bread & Pretzels from The Bejker at the Friday Morning Farmer’s Market in Sonoma! 🥖🥕🥑💐🥤 The Friday Morning Farmer’s Market is fabulous if Tuesday nights Market is TOO STRESSFUL! Parking is easy, the crowd MUCH SMALLER, the vendors friendly & welcoming-the perfect place to continue my Exposure Therapy, get OUT OF THE HOUSE, enjoy the sunshine, and meet new people 🌸 * * * * * * #farmersmarket #farm #produce #bread #community #winecountry #supportlocalbusiness #sonoma #napa #petaluma #exposuretherapy #talkmh #recovery #endthestigma #wordart #tattoo #boho #gypsy #summer #activity #suicideprevention #socialanxiety #womenover45 #effperfect #itsoknottobeok #createchange #advocate #selfcare #therapist #lgbtqia

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Cone-gratulations card. A right wee Scottish find in Glasgow the other day, ken. It is important that we recognise the things we manage to do, and own it, so as to not overlook accomplishments. And it doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Just a well done for getting through something means the world. @samhscotland know this, and are doing great stuff... (watch this space people... #ninjatakeover ;-) Also, while I’m on aboot this I’m just going to ask OCD to ‘haud yer weesht’ so I can keep on going after some tough times recently. And as I was told in my ERP behavioural sesh on Thursday - ‘Jess, we just don’t want you ending up back in bed again, unable to eat or move.’ #iknow #ken #lookatprogress #relapseprevention

#mentalillness #mentalillnessisnotajoke #mentalhealth #ocd #ocdrecovery #recoveryninja #recoveryquotes #ptsd #anxiety #depression #bdd #eatingdisorders #exposuretherapy #glasgowgal #cardtherapy #giveyourselfcredit

Cone-gratulations card. A right wee Scottish find in Glasgow the other day, ken. It is important that we recognise the things we manage to do, and own it, so as to not overlook accomplishments. And it doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Just a well done for getting through something means the world. @samhscotland know this, and are doing great stuff... (watch this space people... #ninjatakeover ;-) Also, while I’m on aboot this I’m just going to ask OCD to ‘haud yer weesht’ so I can keep on going after some tough times recently. And as I was told in my ERP behavioural sesh on Thursday - ‘Jess, we just don’t want you ending up back in bed again, unable to eat or move.’ #iknow #ken #lookatprogress #relapseprevention #mentalillness #mentalillnessisnotajoke #mentalhealth #ocd #ocdrecovery #recoveryninja #recoveryquotes #ptsd #anxiety #depression #bdd #eatingdisorders #exposuretherapy #glasgowgal #cardtherapy #giveyourselfcredit

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Spending time today trying to get use to the feeling of wearing a lifting belt around me and borrowing hubby’s. It feels restrictive and puts pressure against me when I take a deep breath so it’s not been my fav. Since it’s getting close to start needing to wear a belt when I lift trying to work into it slowly just like I have with heavy weights. It’s brought up some intense PTSD triggers when I’ve tried it in the past. Next goal is wearing it and doing some light house chores. #exposuretherapy #ptsdrecovery #ptsdwarrior

Spending time today trying to get use to the feeling of wearing a lifting belt around me and borrowing hubby’s. It feels restrictive and puts pressure against me when I take a deep breath so it’s not been my fav. Since it’s getting close to start needing to wear a belt when I lift trying to work into it slowly just like I have with heavy weights. It’s brought up some intense PTSD triggers when I’ve tried it in the past. Next goal is wearing it and doing some light house chores. #exposuretherapy #ptsdrecovery #ptsdwarrior

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Yesterday on my stories I shared about how a nurse shark 🦈 followed me around like a puppy on my dive & helped me overcome my fear of him! 
Being under water is the closest thing you’ll ever do to feel like you’re floating in space. 👩🏻‍🚀 It’s a completely different world down there & Belize was one of Shanes top favorite dive spots after about 15years of dive experience! 🇧🇿 •
Are you a scuba diver?? & why do they not have a scuba diving flag emoji? 🙄

Yesterday on my stories I shared about how a nurse shark 🦈 followed me around like a puppy on my dive & helped me overcome my fear of him! Being under water is the closest thing you’ll ever do to feel like you’re floating in space. 👩🏻‍🚀 It’s a completely different world down there & Belize was one of Shanes top favorite dive spots after about 15years of dive experience! 🇧🇿 • Are you a scuba diver?? & why do they not have a scuba diving flag emoji? 🙄

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👑🌟Who doesn’t love exposure outfit??🙋🏼‍♀️
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Well, this stirs up mixed feelings😣LOVING and HATING myself at the same time wearing this outfit🤷🏼‍♀️ Feeling like a fricking cow and should just crawl back to my sweats. But oh man, that self confidence says, “don’t you look hot??👀🔥”
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So yeah, exposure outfits are scary! Your ed will try every way to tell you how ugly to look and you need to get skinnier. Repeat after me: I look HELLA BOMB in whatever outfit and I’m proud of myself❤️

👑🌟Who doesn’t love exposure outfit??🙋🏼‍♀️ // Well, this stirs up mixed feelings😣LOVING and HATING myself at the same time wearing this outfit🤷🏼‍♀️ Feeling like a fricking cow and should just crawl back to my sweats. But oh man, that self confidence says, “don’t you look hot??👀🔥” // So yeah, exposure outfits are scary! Your ed will try every way to tell you how ugly to look and you need to get skinnier. Repeat after me: I look HELLA BOMB in whatever outfit and I’m proud of myself❤️

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"You're doing amazing, sweetie." 😂 Seriously, get you a therapist that's this supportive. Kris and the photographer are basically mine with American accents. I'm Kim except not modelling, fully clothed and having an anxiety attack. 🌼 #exposuretherapy #cbt #ocdrecovery #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #therapymemes #mentalillnessmemes #mentalhealthmemes #erp

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It’s amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
Kitchen coming along nicely, I still have lots more to do 😀😀 Doing a before and after feels good, keeping me motivated 👊🏻🙌🏻 A brain that is cluttered and unorganised really shows in your surroundings, i can honestly say that I was living like this, with no motivation or spark, it takes strength and positivity to turn your thoughts around, and it feels amazing to see progress 😀😀😀 I always felt overwhelmed by it, because I was not constant with the cleaning, 
small steps is definitely the way, and not viewing cleaning as a job, but rather a process to feeling better.
Put some music 🎵 on and dance 💃 around, make it fun 👌🏻😀🙌🏻👊🏻 ___________________

#mentalawarenesstrain #agoraphobia#panicdisorder#mentalhealthawareness#recoveryispossible#anxiety#mentalhealth#positivethoughts##mentalillnessawareness#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthrecovery#mentalillness#selfworth#mentalhealthsupport#mentalhealthwarrior#selflove#anxietyrecovery#anxietyawareness#recoveryjourney#youmatter#dontcompareyourself#youareenough#mentalhealthrecovery#exposuretherapy#mumlife#dontbehardonyourself#kitchen#cleankitchen #happy#positivevibes#beforeandafter

It’s amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Kitchen coming along nicely, I still have lots more to do 😀😀 Doing a before and after feels good, keeping me motivated 👊🏻🙌🏻 A brain that is cluttered and unorganised really shows in your surroundings, i can honestly say that I was living like this, with no motivation or spark, it takes strength and positivity to turn your thoughts around, and it feels amazing to see progress 😀😀😀 I always felt overwhelmed by it, because I was not constant with the cleaning, small steps is definitely the way, and not viewing cleaning as a job, but rather a process to feeling better. Put some music 🎵 on and dance 💃 around, make it fun 👌🏻😀🙌🏻👊🏻 ___________________ #mentalawarenesstrain #agoraphobia #panicdisorder #mentalhealthawareness #recoveryispossible #anxiety #mentalhealth #positivethoughts ##mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalillness #selfworth #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthwarrior #selflove #anxietyrecovery #anxietyawareness #recoveryjourney #youmatter #dontcompareyourself #youareenough #mentalhealthrecovery #exposuretherapy #mumlife #dontbehardonyourself #kitchen #cleankitchen #happy #positivevibes #beforeandafter

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Preschool is back in session & we are having fun!  Had a very fast stick bug visit us this morning! #preschoolshenanigans #creepycrawlies #exposuretherapy #exposuretherapyforshellieandaileen #hilltopchristianpreschool

Preschool is back in session & we are having fun! Had a very fast stick bug visit us this morning! #preschoolshenanigans #creepycrawlies #exposuretherapy #exposuretherapyforshellieandaileen #hilltopchristianpreschool

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A little friend in the garden!  So tiny. ..it was love at first sight for the boy! #tinylizardinthegarden #creepycrawlies #exposuretherapy  #exposuretherapyforshellie #anyoneelseneedexposuretherapy

A little friend in the garden! So tiny. ..it was love at first sight for the boy! #tinylizardinthegarden #creepycrawlies #exposuretherapy #exposuretherapyforshellie #anyoneelseneedexposuretherapy

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Those of you following my story know that people are totally the scariest, especially men... but look what I did today! After quite a few meetings including LOTS of clicks and treats, I went up to Uncle Ty all on my own for some delicious treats and tricks! I may still be nervous, but talk about progress! Right???
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#progress #dogintraining #dogtraining #fearofmen #strangerdanger #dogsofnewengland #dogsofprovidence #adoptdontshop #patience #patienttraining #exposuretherapy #exposure #coopergriffinw #adoptdontshop #rescuedismyfavoritebreed

Those of you following my story know that people are totally the scariest, especially men... but look what I did today! After quite a few meetings including LOTS of clicks and treats, I went up to Uncle Ty all on my own for some delicious treats and tricks! I may still be nervous, but talk about progress! Right??? . . . #progress #dogintraining #dogtraining #fearofmen #strangerdanger #dogsofnewengland #dogsofprovidence #adoptdontshop #patience #patienttraining #exposuretherapy #exposure #coopergriffinw #adoptdontshop #rescuedismyfavoritebreed

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So on Tuesday evening, I went to an event at The Anxiety Treatment center hosted by a LMFT to discuss the tool Mindfulness. Mindfulness has been a weird topic for me since I first learned it. During the class, she had us practice mindfulness by placing our feet on the ground, hands in our lap, and feeling the earth beneath them. Then focus on our breath, without hanging it or judging it, and then taking some cleansing breaths. Next, she asked us to say in our heads a few things we could see and hear. My anxiety makes me hyper focused on myself, so when I’m told to focus on my breath or how I’m feeling, it is not good. When she asked me to pay attention to my breath, i immediately felt short of it. And as everyone was saying that this helped them relax, for me it spiked my anxiety. It’s frustrating, bc I think this is common with people that suffer with panic attacks. I think we can still do things mindfully, but in a different way. Yesterday’s I took my dog on a short mindful walk. I haven’t taken him on a walk alone in forever so this was an exposure too. I payed attention to the breeze, the smells, the sounds. It was relaxing. But sometimes, if I pay attention to the air, it’s stuffy, the sounds, it’s too loud, the sights, too bright. Mindfulness can be different for everyone and there’s not one way to do it. I wish I would’ve asked about this at the seminar, but you know, anxiety problems 🤷🏻‍♀️. The goal is to be in the moment and not thinking about the past or future. I accomplished this during my walk.  #anxiety #anxious #anxietyattack #anxietydisorder #agoraphobia #agoraphobic #healthanxiety #panic #panicattack #panicdisorder #depressed #depression #ptsd #gad #exposuretherapy #healthanxiety #mentalillness #mentalillnesstreatment #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalillnessawareness
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthtreatment

So on Tuesday evening, I went to an event at The Anxiety Treatment center hosted by a LMFT to discuss the tool Mindfulness. Mindfulness has been a weird topic for me since I first learned it. During the class, she had us practice mindfulness by placing our feet on the ground, hands in our lap, and feeling the earth beneath them. Then focus on our breath, without hanging it or judging it, and then taking some cleansing breaths. Next, she asked us to say in our heads a few things we could see and hear. My anxiety makes me hyper focused on myself, so when I’m told to focus on my breath or how I’m feeling, it is not good. When she asked me to pay attention to my breath, i immediately felt short of it. And as everyone was saying that this helped them relax, for me it spiked my anxiety. It’s frustrating, bc I think this is common with people that suffer with panic attacks. I think we can still do things mindfully, but in a different way. Yesterday’s I took my dog on a short mindful walk. I haven’t taken him on a walk alone in forever so this was an exposure too. I payed attention to the breeze, the smells, the sounds. It was relaxing. But sometimes, if I pay attention to the air, it’s stuffy, the sounds, it’s too loud, the sights, too bright. Mindfulness can be different for everyone and there’s not one way to do it. I wish I would’ve asked about this at the seminar, but you know, anxiety problems 🤷🏻‍♀️. The goal is to be in the moment and not thinking about the past or future. I accomplished this during my walk. #anxiety #anxious #anxietyattack #anxietydisorder #agoraphobia #agoraphobic #healthanxiety #panic #panicattack #panicdisorder #depressed #depression #ptsd #gad #exposuretherapy #healthanxiety #mentalillness #mentalillnesstreatment #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthtreatment

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This doesn’t even look like me 🤣 All glammed up ready to go to an event. It might have been the first @wenetworknz event. I find it super hard seeing/sharing photos of me because all I see are faults. Actually when I was really unwell in my twenties my therapist told me that my view of what I looked like was a bit like someone with anorexia. I would view myself in the mirror as something really hideous and thought that people were laughing at me in public. I thought if someone gave me a compliment it was because they felt sorry for me. Terrible how the mind can take over like that. I have come a long way but one thing that is still shaky is my self-confidence. Not just how I look but also who I am. But I know the only way for me to get better at things is to expose myself (not like that 😂) to the fear as much as I can. So I am going to go to more events and get dressed up and talk to people, because some people might like to hear what I say 💕 #feelthefear #doitanyway #selfconfidence #exposuretherapy #looks #socriticalofmyself #nzmum #dressup #getoutthere #nervous #actuallyshittingmyself #quicktoforgetmywins #focusonthegood #positivethinking #thoughts #rewiremybrain #selflovejourney #selflove #iamenough #weareawesome

This doesn’t even look like me 🤣 All glammed up ready to go to an event. It might have been the first @wenetworknz event. I find it super hard seeing/sharing photos of me because all I see are faults. Actually when I was really unwell in my twenties my therapist told me that my view of what I looked like was a bit like someone with anorexia. I would view myself in the mirror as something really hideous and thought that people were laughing at me in public. I thought if someone gave me a compliment it was because they felt sorry for me. Terrible how the mind can take over like that. I have come a long way but one thing that is still shaky is my self-confidence. Not just how I look but also who I am. But I know the only way for me to get better at things is to expose myself (not like that 😂) to the fear as much as I can. So I am going to go to more events and get dressed up and talk to people, because some people might like to hear what I say 💕 #feelthefear #doitanyway #selfconfidence #exposuretherapy #looks #socriticalofmyself #nzmum #dressup #getoutthere #nervous #actuallyshittingmyself #quicktoforgetmywins #focusonthegood #positivethinking #thoughts #rewiremybrain #selflovejourney #selflove #iamenough #weareawesome

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My hashtag #mentalawarenesstrain is there for you, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ALONE ❤️ My message for Mental health awareness is to never ever feel weak or ashamed to open up about how you feel, because you matter 🙏🏻🙏🏻 I want mental illness to be talked about, not to be shamed, 
because it is real, it is happening.

It is an invisible illness, 
but we FEEL it, and live with it every day.

Speak up, share,
WE NEED MENTAL ILLNESS TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED, and to rid the stigma attached.

I share, and I always will, 
if I can, you can too,
by using my hashtag #mentalawarenesstrain ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 __________________  #talkaboutit#speakup #agoraphobia#panicdisorder#mentalhealthawareness#recoveryispossible#anxiety#mentalhealth#positivethoughts##mentalillnessawareness#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthrecovery#mentalillness#selfworth#mentalhealthsupport#mentalhealthwarrior#selflove#anxietyrecovery#anxietyawareness#recoveryjourney#youmatter#dontcompareyourself#youareenough#mentalhealthrecovery#exposuretherapy#mum#itsoktonotbeok #dontbehardonyourself#mywords#endstigma

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My hashtag #mentalawarenesstrain is there for you, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ALONE ❤️ My message for Mental health awareness is to never ever feel weak or ashamed to open up about how you feel, because you matter 🙏🏻🙏🏻 I want mental illness to be talked about, not to be shamed, because it is real, it is happening. It is an invisible illness, but we FEEL it, and live with it every day. Speak up, share, WE NEED MENTAL ILLNESS TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED, and to rid the stigma attached. I share, and I always will, if I can, you can too, by using my hashtag #mentalawarenesstrain ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 __________________ #talkaboutit #speakup #agoraphobia #panicdisorder #mentalhealthawareness #recoveryispossible #anxiety #mentalhealth #positivethoughts ##mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalillness #selfworth #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthwarrior #selflove #anxietyrecovery #anxietyawareness #recoveryjourney #youmatter #dontcompareyourself #youareenough #mentalhealthrecovery #exposuretherapy #mum #itsoktonotbeok #dontbehardonyourself #mywords #endstigma _____________________________

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Exposure therapy 😱

Exposure therapy 😱 "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" Franklin D. Rosevelt This was a principle I had used in therapy. What is it? Exposure therapy is exposing yourself to situations that you would normally be afraid to. Why do this? The reason you do this, to give an example you have a meeting with someone you never met before, you have high anxiety, a million thoughts are running through your head. It's the next day you are now feeling fear after your amygdala a has kicked in, its "fight or flight" time. You are thinking about not going but you choose "fight" and expose yourself to it. Now here is where the beauty is, use active reflection, think back to the meeting, was it as bad as you thought? The answer =No, it never is. Our minds like to make mountains out of molehills. The amygdala cannot distinguish between a REAL threat or a FALSE alarm. All it take is for you to not give into fear just once and its grip will never again be as strong on you. Just like Indecision, Fear is another of life's glues, give into it and you will be stuck in your comfort zone for a long time. Graham Mc Cormack. #fuckfear #fightorflight #amygdala #anxiety #exposuretherapy #fuckcomfortzones #itsneverasbadasyouthink #yougotthis #comfortzone #mindfulness #dbt #dialecticalbehaviouraltherapy #cbt #anxietyrecovery #nofear #fearisglue

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After embarrassing my damn self and locking myself in the back rooms with my techno in noise cancelling headphones, my thoughts became more centered after some time...

After embarrassing my damn self and locking myself in the back rooms with my techno in noise cancelling headphones, my thoughts became more centered after some time... "Apparently this monsoon shit happens during the time we would travel here anyways, I gotta get over this!" I recalled #exposuretherapy , grabbed my #techno, and sat next to Taylor's dad. His strong, silent (and sleepy) comfort kept me sitting out there, as well as my determination to last 30 more minutes outside. This song helped " #ILikeStress " by @flugofficial . Well I LIKE [this] stress, this stress is progress. About 35 mins into my exposure therapy, and I was capable of taking some videos... #flug #selflove #selfprogression #lakemohave #bullheadcity #lifeisscary #lifeisbeautiful #onelove

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After I started crying I immediately went for my @rwrealwellness #Optimize Tonic #tincture . Yes, @williams recommends using this an hour before working out, yet I know how much of a miracle 2-3 drops does for my headaches, 5-6 drops for a migraine, so I took about 8-9 drops for trying to cope with my biggest fear of #thunderstorms . During that hour, my mind went a lot of different places; shame from embarrassing my damn self by flipping out in front of The Boyfriend's family, wondering what they could be thinking of me and wondering if they will ever see me as a #strongwoman , then about 30 mins after my drops I noticed the change in my thoughts, a tell tale sign that #CBD is working on my anxiety.

After I started crying I immediately went for my @rwrealwellness #Optimize Tonic #tincture . Yes, @williams recommends using this an hour before working out, yet I know how much of a miracle 2-3 drops does for my headaches, 5-6 drops for a migraine, so I took about 8-9 drops for trying to cope with my biggest fear of #thunderstorms . During that hour, my mind went a lot of different places; shame from embarrassing my damn self by flipping out in front of The Boyfriend's family, wondering what they could be thinking of me and wondering if they will ever see me as a #strongwoman , then about 30 mins after my drops I noticed the change in my thoughts, a tell tale sign that #CBD is working on my anxiety. "The Boyfriend says he wants us to take our kids here one day, I do NOT want my kids afraid of this because I'm afraid of this. Apparently this monsoon shit happens during the time we would travel here anyways, I gotta get over this!" I recalled #exposuretherapy , grabbed my noise cancelling headphones and sat outside next to The Boyfriend's Dad. His strong, silent (and sleepy) comfort kept me sitting out there, as well as my determination to last 30 more minutes outside. This song helped " #ILikeStress " by @flugofficial . Well I LIKE [this] stress, this stress is progress. 1 hour after #rwrealwellness , 30 mins into my exposure therapy, and I was capable of taking some videos... #cbddominant #cannabiscures #cannabisheals #californiacannabis #inspiredbycannabis #highvibes #staylifted #staymedicated #flug #selflove #selfprogression #lakemohave #technowednesday #onelove #NotYourParentsStoner

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#Pilates Class 2. #drewlynch Everyone is very nice and helpful. I was scared of the leg extension things. Made me anxious because I felt trapped. But I will keep working toward being comfortable. #exposuretherapy I felt like what if it would fling me upside down. Basically, they are like very loose rubber bands you use to help actually lengthen and strengthen your legs, like you use for your arms. It felt good! But I just felt coordination confused, in my brain... lol. #pilates #pilatesreformer #reformer #fitfam #goals #dog #dogsofinstagram #fitness #fitnessgoals #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #recovery #ecollar used for vibration tapping when it’s too noisy places. Since we’ve only been here a few times I have it for emergencies. Not sleeping, just resting. He is alert for my needs. #clubpilatessomi #yoga #barre #barmethod

#Pilates Class 2. #drewlynch Everyone is very nice and helpful. I was scared of the leg extension things. Made me anxious because I felt trapped. But I will keep working toward being comfortable. #exposuretherapy I felt like what if it would fling me upside down. Basically, they are like very loose rubber bands you use to help actually lengthen and strengthen your legs, like you use for your arms. It felt good! But I just felt coordination confused, in my brain... lol. #pilates #pilatesreformer #reformer #fitfam #goals #dog #dogsofinstagram #fitness #fitnessgoals #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #recovery #ecollar used for vibration tapping when it’s too noisy places. Since we’ve only been here a few times I have it for emergencies. Not sleeping, just resting. He is alert for my needs. #clubpilatessomi #yoga #barre #barmethod

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Day 7/100 - Week 1 = done.  World of Warcraft dropped their expansion on Monday so Olivier took Tuesday and today off so we could level together.  This has been our tradition since Lich King (second expansion) so we ran errands super fast and I brought Maisy.  Tomorrow will be more the schedule I’m making for myself.  Winging it hasn’t worked in these 43 years of leaving it up to me so Im writing it all down.  Wake up, brush teeth, breakfast, walk dog, flow zone then lunch etc.  I forget things, like eating, when I don’t have this book telling me.  I am embarrassed to be so inept but I just don’t care anymore.  If you judge someone’s struggles, what kind of next level asshole does that make you?  Whatever you’re going through, I know you can do it.  I’m on your side.  #100dayproject #100daysofagoraphobia #mentalhealth #agoraphobia #exposuretherapy #laureyhealsherself #winning  #fuckfear #takingmylifeback

Day 7/100 - Week 1 = done. World of Warcraft dropped their expansion on Monday so Olivier took Tuesday and today off so we could level together. This has been our tradition since Lich King (second expansion) so we ran errands super fast and I brought Maisy. Tomorrow will be more the schedule I’m making for myself. Winging it hasn’t worked in these 43 years of leaving it up to me so Im writing it all down. Wake up, brush teeth, breakfast, walk dog, flow zone then lunch etc. I forget things, like eating, when I don’t have this book telling me. I am embarrassed to be so inept but I just don’t care anymore. If you judge someone’s struggles, what kind of next level asshole does that make you? Whatever you’re going through, I know you can do it. I’m on your side. #100dayproject #100daysofagoraphobia #mentalhealth #agoraphobia #exposuretherapy #laureyhealsherself #winning #fuckfear #takingmylifeback

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🏞before + after : the claustrophobic goes caving🏞 #exposuretherapy

🏞before + after : the claustrophobic goes caving🏞 #exposuretherapy

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Progression of my “grief painting” I made while channeling my grief over my time with my therapist coming to a close. I’ve been working with some folks over at the George Fox Behavioral Health Clinic so the time spent with my student therapist is limited. :’( I’ve learned a lot and I know that I will be able to move forward with integrity in accordance with my values; to be present with myself whether it feels good or painful. That’s what I think authenticity is: to be honest with yourself about how you feel, and to acknowledge the feelings as valid-even if they aren’t terribly helpful- and then to consciously choose how to live with that existing. It feels like my best friend is dying, that I will be separated from one of the few emotionally secure relationships without any say in the matter (even though I know that’s what I signed up for, it doesn’t make the feeling hurt less). I also recognize this being an opportunity to practice what I have been learning about and preaching, and not requiring perfection of myself to start teaching. Grief is a valid and natural human emotion we all experience, and it cannot be denied indefinitely;  I have found the only relief from it arises from being with that grief and honoring it as a genuine reaction to loss- recognizing and honoring that at least some part of you feels loss and believes it will never have that wonderful thing back. I’ll write more on a blog post, but I’ll leave off by saying I understand what people mean- when they genuinely mean it- that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all, because loving, losing, and then having the courage to love again is the whole fucking point of being alive. 
#therapythoughts #grief #art #myart #sunsets #lighthouse #gubgub #cupofspit #cantturnofftheradio #llamaswithhats #thingsilearnintherapy #itisbettertoloveandhavelostthantoneverlovedatall #theheartoflifeisgood #artprogress #fearisafriendwhosmisunderstood #emotionalintimacy #anintensefearofrealorimaginedabandonment #courageimpliesfearinherently #exposuretherapy #beingexposedtomyfeelings #feelingsspider #feelings #emotionalintelligence #thisisme #heathershealing #authenticity #values

Progression of my “grief painting” I made while channeling my grief over my time with my therapist coming to a close. I’ve been working with some folks over at the George Fox Behavioral Health Clinic so the time spent with my student therapist is limited. :’( I’ve learned a lot and I know that I will be able to move forward with integrity in accordance with my values; to be present with myself whether it feels good or painful. That’s what I think authenticity is: to be honest with yourself about how you feel, and to acknowledge the feelings as valid-even if they aren’t terribly helpful- and then to consciously choose how to live with that existing. It feels like my best friend is dying, that I will be separated from one of the few emotionally secure relationships without any say in the matter (even though I know that’s what I signed up for, it doesn’t make the feeling hurt less). I also recognize this being an opportunity to practice what I have been learning about and preaching, and not requiring perfection of myself to start teaching. Grief is a valid and natural human emotion we all experience, and it cannot be denied indefinitely; I have found the only relief from it arises from being with that grief and honoring it as a genuine reaction to loss- recognizing and honoring that at least some part of you feels loss and believes it will never have that wonderful thing back. I’ll write more on a blog post, but I’ll leave off by saying I understand what people mean- when they genuinely mean it- that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all, because loving, losing, and then having the courage to love again is the whole fucking point of being alive. #therapythoughts #grief #art #myart #sunsets #lighthouse #gubgub #cupofspit #cantturnofftheradio #llamaswithhats #thingsilearnintherapy #itisbettertoloveandhavelostthantoneverlovedatall #theheartoflifeisgood #artprogress #fearisafriendwhosmisunderstood #emotionalintimacy #anintensefearofrealorimaginedabandonment #courageimpliesfearinherently #exposuretherapy #beingexposedtomyfeelings #feelingsspider #feelings #emotionalintelligence #thisisme #heathershealing #authenticity #values

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I always thought my worthiness was  based on someone else’s opinion of me,
BUT now knowing it’s called our SELF-WORTH for a reason, it starts with us, nobody knows us better than we know ourselves.

This is our life,
our journey,
and what we do with it, is totally up to us,
just because we might not feel worthy,
it doesn’t mean we aren’t, our thoughts can play tricks on us.

Nobody else has any power over us,
because we are our own boss, with ALL the power we need inside 💥👊🏻🙌🏻❤️ ______________________________

#mentalawarenesstrain #agoraphobia#panicdisorder#mentalhealthawareness#recoveryispossible#anxiety#mentalhealth#positivethoughts##mentalillnessawareness#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthrecovery#mentalillness#selfworth#mentalhealthsupport#mentalhealthwarrior#selflove#anxietyrecovery#anxietyawareness#recoveryjourney#youmatter#dontcompareyourself#youareenough#mentalhealthrecovery#exposuretherapy#mumlife#dontbehardonyourself#happy#positivevibes#inspire

I always thought my worthiness was based on someone else’s opinion of me, BUT now knowing it’s called our SELF-WORTH for a reason, it starts with us, nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. This is our life, our journey, and what we do with it, is totally up to us, just because we might not feel worthy, it doesn’t mean we aren’t, our thoughts can play tricks on us. Nobody else has any power over us, because we are our own boss, with ALL the power we need inside 💥👊🏻🙌🏻❤️ ______________________________ #mentalawarenesstrain #agoraphobia #panicdisorder #mentalhealthawareness #recoveryispossible #anxiety #mentalhealth #positivethoughts ##mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalillness #selfworth #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthwarrior #selflove #anxietyrecovery #anxietyawareness #recoveryjourney #youmatter #dontcompareyourself #youareenough #mentalhealthrecovery #exposuretherapy #mumlife #dontbehardonyourself #happy #positivevibes #inspire

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Anna met a friend for coffee yesterday morning. When she came home, she passed out for several hours. She went to Starbucks. Sitting at those small tables. With people surrounded by her on their laptops. Her friend made her read a Bible devotional 30 minutes out loud… In the middle of Starbucks. Now you have to understand ... Anna definitely has “never” dealt with social anxiety, agoraphobia, and codependency (with me as I have with her)… you should have heard her talk about her ‘adventure..’ You would have thought this was the most thrilling day filled with both excitement and sever anxiety all in the same day. Hilarious! I told her ... “see.. you were undergoing exposure therapy ... cognitive behavioral therapy ....” knowing good and well Anna said she would NEVER under go that!! Oh well ... I guess she didn’t have a choice since it was just kind of “sprung” on her 🤣🤣... One thing I forgot to mention was I forgot to turn on the voice for the map app. So Anna spent 30 minutes in the car just watching the redline move on the map on her phone. She said it was so intense that she didn’t even have the radio on. It’s very funny!! But it’s also amazing and makes very happy of her!!
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#MentalHealth
#CognitiveBehavioralTherapy
#ExposureTherapy
#Therapy
#Crazy
#OvercomingSocialAnxietyDisorder
#OvercomingAgoraphobia
#OvercomingCodependency
#TheShirleyGirls
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#funny #lol #lmao #lmfao #hilarious #laugh #laughing #tweegram #fun #friends #photooftheday #friend #wacky #crazy #silly #witty #instahappy #joke #jokes #joking #epic

Anna met a friend for coffee yesterday morning. When she came home, she passed out for several hours. She went to Starbucks. Sitting at those small tables. With people surrounded by her on their laptops. Her friend made her read a Bible devotional 30 minutes out loud… In the middle of Starbucks. Now you have to understand ... Anna definitely has “never” dealt with social anxiety, agoraphobia, and codependency (with me as I have with her)… you should have heard her talk about her ‘adventure..’ You would have thought this was the most thrilling day filled with both excitement and sever anxiety all in the same day. Hilarious! I told her ... “see.. you were undergoing exposure therapy ... cognitive behavioral therapy ....” knowing good and well Anna said she would NEVER under go that!! Oh well ... I guess she didn’t have a choice since it was just kind of “sprung” on her 🤣🤣... One thing I forgot to mention was I forgot to turn on the voice for the map app. So Anna spent 30 minutes in the car just watching the redline move on the map on her phone. She said it was so intense that she didn’t even have the radio on. It’s very funny!! But it’s also amazing and makes very happy of her!! _ #MentalHealth #CognitiveBehavioralTherapy #ExposureTherapy #Therapy #Crazy #OvercomingSocialAnxietyDisorder #OvercomingAgoraphobia #OvercomingCodependency #TheShirleyGirls _ _ _ #funny #lol #lmao #lmfao #hilarious #laugh #laughing #tweegram #fun #friends #photooftheday #friend #wacky #crazy #silly #witty #instahappy #joke #jokes #joking #epic

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Anna met a friend for coffee yesterday morning. When she came home, she passed out for several hours. She went to Starbucks. Sitting at those small tables. With people surrounded by her on their laptops. Her friend made her read a Bible devotional 30 minutes out loud… In the middle of Starbucks. Now you have to understand ... Anna definitely has “never” dealt with social anxiety, agoraphobia, and codependency (with me as I have with her)… you should have heard her talk about her ‘adventure..’ You would have thought this was the most thrilling day filled with both excitement and sever anxiety all in the same day. Hilarious! I told her ... “see.. you were undergoing exposure therapy ... cognitive behavioral therapy ....” knowing good and well Anna said she would NEVER under go that!! Oh well ... I guess she didn’t have a choice since it was just kind of “sprung” on her 🤣🤣... One thing I forgot to mention was I forgot to turn on the voice for the map app. So Anna spent 30 minutes in the car just watching the redline move on the map on her phone. She said it was so intense that she didn’t even have the radio on. It’s very funny!! But it’s also amazing and makes very happy of her!!
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#MentalHealth
#CognitiveBehavioralTherapy
#ExposureTherapy
#Therapy
#Crazy
#OvercomingSocialAnxietyDisorder
#OvercomingAgoraphobia
#OvercomingCodependency
#TheShirleyGirls
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#funny #lol #lmao #lmfao #hilarious #laugh #laughing #tweegram #fun #friends #photooftheday #friend #wacky #crazy #silly #witty #instahappy #joke #jokes #joking #epic

Anna met a friend for coffee yesterday morning. When she came home, she passed out for several hours. She went to Starbucks. Sitting at those small tables. With people surrounded by her on their laptops. Her friend made her read a Bible devotional 30 minutes out loud… In the middle of Starbucks. Now you have to understand ... Anna definitely has “never” dealt with social anxiety, agoraphobia, and codependency (with me as I have with her)… you should have heard her talk about her ‘adventure..’ You would have thought this was the most thrilling day filled with both excitement and sever anxiety all in the same day. Hilarious! I told her ... “see.. you were undergoing exposure therapy ... cognitive behavioral therapy ....” knowing good and well Anna said she would NEVER under go that!! Oh well ... I guess she didn’t have a choice since it was just kind of “sprung” on her 🤣🤣... One thing I forgot to mention was I forgot to turn on the voice for the map app. So Anna spent 30 minutes in the car just watching the redline move on the map on her phone. She said it was so intense that she didn’t even have the radio on. It’s very funny!! But it’s also amazing and makes very happy of her!! _ #MentalHealth #CognitiveBehavioralTherapy #ExposureTherapy #Therapy #Crazy #OvercomingSocialAnxietyDisorder #OvercomingAgoraphobia #OvercomingCodependency #TheShirleyGirls _ _ _ #funny #lol #lmao #lmfao #hilarious #laugh #laughing #tweegram #fun #friends #photooftheday #friend #wacky #crazy #silly #witty #instahappy #joke #jokes #joking #epic

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Anna met a friend for coffee yesterday morning. When she came home, she passed out for several hours. She went to Starbucks. Sitting at those small tables. With people surrounded by her on their laptops. Her friend made her read a Bible devotional 30 minutes out loud… In the middle of Starbucks. Now you have to understand ... Anna definitely has “never” dealt with social anxiety, agoraphobia, and codependency (with me as I have with her)… you should have heard her talk about her ‘adventure..’ You would have thought this was the most thrilling day filled with both excitement and sever anxiety all in the same day. Hilarious! I told her ... “see.. you were undergoing exposure therapy ... cognitive behavioral therapy ....” knowing good and well Anna said she would NEVER under go that!! Oh well ... I guess she didn’t have a choice since it was just kind of “sprung” on her 🤣🤣... One thing I forgot to mention was I forgot to turn on the voice for the map app. So Anna spent 30 minutes in the car just watching the redline move on the map on her phone. She said it was so intense that she didn’t even have the radio on. It’s very funny!! But it’s also amazing and makes very happy of her!!
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Anna met a friend for coffee yesterday morning. When she came home, she passed out for several hours. She went to Starbucks. Sitting at those small tables. With people surrounded by her on their laptops. Her friend made her read a Bible devotional 30 minutes out loud… In the middle of Starbucks. Now you have to understand ... Anna definitely has “never” dealt with social anxiety, agoraphobia, and codependency (with me as I have with her)… you should have heard her talk about her ‘adventure..’ You would have thought this was the most thrilling day filled with both excitement and sever anxiety all in the same day. Hilarious! I told her ... “see.. you were undergoing exposure therapy ... cognitive behavioral therapy ....” knowing good and well Anna said she would NEVER under go that!! Oh well ... I guess she didn’t have a choice since it was just kind of “sprung” on her 🤣🤣... One thing I forgot to mention was I forgot to turn on the voice for the map app. So Anna spent 30 minutes in the car just watching the redline move on the map on her phone. She said it was so intense that she didn’t even have the radio on. It’s very funny!! But it’s also amazing and makes very happy of her!! _ #MentalHealth #CognitiveBehavioralTherapy #ExposureTherapy #Therapy #Crazy #OvercomingSocialAnxietyDisorder #OvercomingAgoraphobia #OvercomingCodependency #TheShirleyGirls _ _ _ #funny #lol #lmao #lmfao #hilarious #laugh #laughing #tweegram #fun #friends #photooftheday #friend #wacky #crazy #silly #witty #instahappy #joke #jokes #joking #epic

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When I think of nature,
I feel at ease, all my worries just fade away 🌊🍀🦋 I spend a lot of energy on just thinking about stuff that is not even important, like things i think I need, and where I should be at right now in my life, if it wasn’t for my illness.

I feel like I should start to be more grateful for what I do have, instead of what I don’t have.
We don’t need things, material things don’t make us feel fulfilled, maybe for a little while, but it doesn’t last.

Happiness starts from the inside, and then how we perceive the world around us will seem a lot brighter, and everything else will seem insignificant.

I am going to sleep tonight,
feeling grateful for the life I have right now, that I am in recovery, and that we get the chance to live in the moment, 
and that the past does not matter, it’s onwards and upwards from here, no matter the circumstances♥️🙏🏻 ______________________________

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When I think of nature, I feel at ease, all my worries just fade away 🌊🍀🦋 I spend a lot of energy on just thinking about stuff that is not even important, like things i think I need, and where I should be at right now in my life, if it wasn’t for my illness. I feel like I should start to be more grateful for what I do have, instead of what I don’t have. We don’t need things, material things don’t make us feel fulfilled, maybe for a little while, but it doesn’t last. Happiness starts from the inside, and then how we perceive the world around us will seem a lot brighter, and everything else will seem insignificant. I am going to sleep tonight, feeling grateful for the life I have right now, that I am in recovery, and that we get the chance to live in the moment, and that the past does not matter, it’s onwards and upwards from here, no matter the circumstances♥️🙏🏻 ______________________________ #mentalawarenesstrain #agoraphobia #panicdisorder #mentalhealthawareness #recoveryispossible #anxiety #mentalhealth #positivethoughts ##mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalillness #selfworth #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthwarrior #selflove #anxietyrecovery #anxietyawareness #recoveryjourney #powerofthemind #youareenough #mentalhealthrecovery #exposuretherapy #mumlife #dontbehardonyourself #gratitude #happines #positivevibes #manifestyourlife #nature #beachvibes☀️

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Just a little reminder for you,
when that self doubt pops up.

It happens to me, 
but just remember how far you have come.

Recovery does not happen overnight, it comes with struggles,
and that’s ok, days where it feels too hard.

We start to believe in ourselves more with every step we take, and this is what we have to remember 💜

We have to start with,
Legs shaking, and feeling scared,
But my god, it’s soo worth it ❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️ ____________________________

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Just a little reminder for you, when that self doubt pops up. It happens to me, but just remember how far you have come. Recovery does not happen overnight, it comes with struggles, and that’s ok, days where it feels too hard. We start to believe in ourselves more with every step we take, and this is what we have to remember 💜 We have to start with, Legs shaking, and feeling scared, But my god, it’s soo worth it ❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️ ____________________________ #mentalawarenesstrain #agoraphobia #panicdisorder #mentalhealthawareness #recoveryispossible #anxiety #mentalhealth #positivethoughts ##mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalillness #selfworth #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthwarrior #selflove #anxietyrecovery #anxietyawareness #recoveryjourney #youmatter #dontcompareyourself #youareenough #mentalhealthrecovery #exposuretherapy #mumlife #dontbehardonyourself #believeinyourself #happy #positivevibes #wordsofwisdom #inspire

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Anyone else feel a spike in anxiety around this time of year? The transition from summer to fall has always been difficult for me, as it is full of changes and new beginnings and it takes some time to settle into a new routine. I have to actively remind myself during anxiety-inducing times that “this too shall pass” and that change is good! It’s okay to not have all the answers right away or to know exactly where you’re headed; it’s just important to know that you’re on your way to the place you’re meant to be. Breathe in, breathe out, and take care of yourself when you feel like the demons you’re carrying are a little heavier right now. And as always, celebrate the small victories, whatever that might mean for you personally.💫
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Anyone else feel a spike in anxiety around this time of year? The transition from summer to fall has always been difficult for me, as it is full of changes and new beginnings and it takes some time to settle into a new routine. I have to actively remind myself during anxiety-inducing times that “this too shall pass” and that change is good! It’s okay to not have all the answers right away or to know exactly where you’re headed; it’s just important to know that you’re on your way to the place you’re meant to be. Breathe in, breathe out, and take care of yourself when you feel like the demons you’re carrying are a little heavier right now. And as always, celebrate the small victories, whatever that might mean for you personally.💫 • 📷: @poets #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #recovery #ocd #ocdawareness #obsessive #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #obsessivecompulsive #anxiety #themighty #exposure #exposuretherapy #therapy #selflove #forgiveness #love #selfforgiveness #selfcare #selfcarefirst #change #adjustment #adjustmentperiod #smallvictories

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We took Isaac back to swimming lessons today. He did lessons for about 6 months until he was a bit over one, but he kept getting sick (coincidentally, not because of swimming, but tell my brain that!) and my anxiety just couldn’t cope. We have started lessons at a smaller pool, with the plan for me to take him on Wednesdays. Reid came with me today for the first lesson and thank goodness for that. Huuuge meltdown when it was time to get out and dressed 😫 so next week will be interesting on my own... all positive steps though. I never thought I would be in a place where I could even consider doing these things on my own. It puts my mental health setback into perspective knowing that I have still come so far👊🏻🏊‍♂️ #exposuretherapy .
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We took Isaac back to swimming lessons today. He did lessons for about 6 months until he was a bit over one, but he kept getting sick (coincidentally, not because of swimming, but tell my brain that!) and my anxiety just couldn’t cope. We have started lessons at a smaller pool, with the plan for me to take him on Wednesdays. Reid came with me today for the first lesson and thank goodness for that. Huuuge meltdown when it was time to get out and dressed 😫 so next week will be interesting on my own... all positive steps though. I never thought I would be in a place where I could even consider doing these things on my own. It puts my mental health setback into perspective knowing that I have still come so far👊🏻🏊‍♂️ #exposuretherapy . . . . . #candidmotherhood #recoveryjourney #honestparenting #motherhoodrising #overcomingdepression #starttheconversation #uniteinparenthood #mumblog #anxiety #postnatalanxiety #endthestigma #ourcandidlife #postnataldepression #perinatalanxiety #perinataldepression #pnd #maternalmentalhealth #candidkaty #mumlife #generalisedanxietydisorder #mentalhealthawareness #dailymoments

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Harley Bear is afraid of lawn mowers and vacuums. You can see here he wants to listen but he's working thru his fear. I'm very proud of my boy for being able to work with his back to something scary at a distance. Fear exposure and desensitization like this take love, patience, and trust. I can never stress enough how important bonding with your dog is for training. .
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Harley Bear is afraid of lawn mowers and vacuums. You can see here he wants to listen but he's working thru his fear. I'm very proud of my boy for being able to work with his back to something scary at a distance. Fear exposure and desensitization like this take love, patience, and trust. I can never stress enough how important bonding with your dog is for training. . . . . . . . . . . . #fearexposure #fearfactor #exposuretherapy #babyboy #rottymix #dogtraining #muttpack #dogbehavior #doglove #bodylanguage #fortheloveofdog #dogswithjobs #doglover #offleashdogtraining #bondingwithdogs #buildingconfidence #buildyourbond #rottweilermix #muttboy

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Day 6/100 - Who is this person I’m becoming?  I walked the dog for my outing today, because this seemed somehow “easier” than leaving.  Wtaf.  Anyway, I’m sweaty and unhappy, obviously but things got done.  Look how gorgeous that sky was, though.  Made it easier.  #100dayproject #100daysofagoraphobia #mentalhealth #exposuretherapy #fuckfear #agoraphobia #laureycuresherpanic #laureyinbeastmode #butfirstashower

Day 6/100 - Who is this person I’m becoming? I walked the dog for my outing today, because this seemed somehow “easier” than leaving. Wtaf. Anyway, I’m sweaty and unhappy, obviously but things got done. Look how gorgeous that sky was, though. Made it easier. #100dayproject #100daysofagoraphobia #mentalhealth #exposuretherapy #fuckfear #agoraphobia #laureycuresherpanic #laureyinbeastmode #butfirstashower

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It’s 11:10am, I got out of bed at 10am, and I’ve already eaten breakfast, gone to the auto shop for a quote on some body work, gone to the grocery store, and stopped at the post office 🎉🎉. Errands before lunch used to be a big no-no for me and I’m JUST starting to be okay with doing them after bfast. Today is a busy day: dog groomer at 1pm, drop off hubby’s vehicle at auto shop at 2pm, and then we are attending an event 1.5 hrs from home at 6pm at an anxiety treatment center that talks about useful tools for anxiety!!!! It’s the first time I’ve gone to one of these events and I’m excited!  #anxiety #anxious #anxietyattack #anxietydisorder #agoraphobia #agoraphobic #healthanxiety #panic #panicattack #panicdisorder #depressed #depression #ptsd #gad #exposuretherapy #healthanxiety #mentalillness #mentalillnesstreatment #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalillnessawareness
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It’s 11:10am, I got out of bed at 10am, and I’ve already eaten breakfast, gone to the auto shop for a quote on some body work, gone to the grocery store, and stopped at the post office 🎉🎉. Errands before lunch used to be a big no-no for me and I’m JUST starting to be okay with doing them after bfast. Today is a busy day: dog groomer at 1pm, drop off hubby’s vehicle at auto shop at 2pm, and then we are attending an event 1.5 hrs from home at 6pm at an anxiety treatment center that talks about useful tools for anxiety!!!! It’s the first time I’ve gone to one of these events and I’m excited! #anxiety #anxious #anxietyattack #anxietydisorder #agoraphobia #agoraphobic #healthanxiety #panic #panicattack #panicdisorder #depressed #depression #ptsd #gad #exposuretherapy #healthanxiety #mentalillness #mentalillnesstreatment #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthtreatment

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If you’re like most people, this task is really difficult (if not unthinkable)! Obviously it’s painful to think about someone you love dying, but does writing it down (or just thinking the thought) make it more likely to happen, even if you don’t want it to? Of course not! So why is it still difficult?
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“Magical thinking” is the belief that your thoughts or wishes can influence the external world. Generally, we think about this in terms of childhood development (think, wishing on a star). Some cultures and religions also have beliefs that your thoughts and desires can influence outcomes - like praying. Broadly speaking, however, most would agree that having or writing a thought (without intention behind it) doesn’t make it more likely to occur.
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Some magical thinking doesn’t indicate that someone has a mental health disorder. But when magical thinking gets out of control, which is common in many with OCD, it can significantly interfere with someone’s life. Imagine if you felt the same tension you felt in this exercise, but about any bad or immoral thought that pops into your mind. This, combined with the inability to tolerate uncertainty (for example, not knowing for sure if your thoughts can have consequences) can result in OCD sufferers going to great lengths to try not to think certain thoughts, or to try to undo them with certain rituals or behaviors. You may have felt uncomfortable doing this exercise (if could you do it!), but you probably didn’t feel the need to contact your loved one repeatedly to make sure you didn’t cause their death.
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Takeaway: having OCD sucks. But is very treatable! Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is highly effective for managing OCD.
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If you’re like most people, this task is really difficult (if not unthinkable)! Obviously it’s painful to think about someone you love dying, but does writing it down (or just thinking the thought) make it more likely to happen, even if you don’t want it to? Of course not! So why is it still difficult? . “Magical thinking” is the belief that your thoughts or wishes can influence the external world. Generally, we think about this in terms of childhood development (think, wishing on a star). Some cultures and religions also have beliefs that your thoughts and desires can influence outcomes - like praying. Broadly speaking, however, most would agree that having or writing a thought (without intention behind it) doesn’t make it more likely to occur. . Some magical thinking doesn’t indicate that someone has a mental health disorder. But when magical thinking gets out of control, which is common in many with OCD, it can significantly interfere with someone’s life. Imagine if you felt the same tension you felt in this exercise, but about any bad or immoral thought that pops into your mind. This, combined with the inability to tolerate uncertainty (for example, not knowing for sure if your thoughts can have consequences) can result in OCD sufferers going to great lengths to try not to think certain thoughts, or to try to undo them with certain rituals or behaviors. You may have felt uncomfortable doing this exercise (if could you do it!), but you probably didn’t feel the need to contact your loved one repeatedly to make sure you didn’t cause their death. . Takeaway: having OCD sucks. But is very treatable! Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is highly effective for managing OCD. . #obsession #therapy #exposure #exposuretherapy #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #anxiety #anxietysucks #ocdsucks #ocdstigma #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthwarrior #ocdrecovery #ocdlife #ocdawareness #psychology

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This room 👌🏻😍😍😍 Im laying on a mattress in the lounge room, wanting to demolish off every bit of sugar in the house, 
oh wait, I almost did 🙊
Yep sugar cravings are real 😮 
Does anybody else’s brain just go into overdrive once the head hits the pillow at night??
or it might just be the sugar intake 🤔😂 Anxiety hit today, and I didn’t like it,
I did distraction, and I thought I might of been getting sick, but nope just ANXIETY, but it subsided, and I even went to the shop 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
and did school pick-up 🙌🏻🙌🏻 You might make me worry anxiety,
but you won’t keep me down 👊🏻👊🏻 I hope your day/night was/is beautiful,
I’m off to sleep now 🤞🏻
Good Night All xxxx

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This room 👌🏻😍😍😍 Im laying on a mattress in the lounge room, wanting to demolish off every bit of sugar in the house, oh wait, I almost did 🙊 Yep sugar cravings are real 😮 Does anybody else’s brain just go into overdrive once the head hits the pillow at night?? or it might just be the sugar intake 🤔😂 Anxiety hit today, and I didn’t like it, I did distraction, and I thought I might of been getting sick, but nope just ANXIETY, but it subsided, and I even went to the shop 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 and did school pick-up 🙌🏻🙌🏻 You might make me worry anxiety, but you won’t keep me down 👊🏻👊🏻 I hope your day/night was/is beautiful, I’m off to sleep now 🤞🏻 Good Night All xxxx _______________________ #mentalawarenesstrain #agoraphobia #panicdisorder #mentalhealthawareness #recoveryispossible #anxiety #mentalhealth #positivethoughts ##mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalillness #selfworth #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthwarrior #selflove #anxietyrecovery #anxietyawareness #recoveryjourney #youmatter #dontcompareyourself #youareenough #mentalhealthrecovery #exposuretherapy #mumlife #dontbehardonyourself #happy #positivevibes #pinterest

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Korkularıyla yüzleşmeyi çocuk için keyifli hale getiren çalışmalardan biri “korkumu yenmemin hikayesi” kitabını oluşturmak. Yakanızı bırakmayan bir fobiniz varsa, onunla yüzleşmenin ne kadar zor olduğunu iyi bilirsiniz. Bu süreci çocuklar için biraz olsun katlanılabilir hale getirmek için bol oyun ve neşeli etkinliklerle sarmalamak iyi oluyor. 
Fobisiyle yüzleşmeye çalışan çocuğun yaptığı iş kolay değil. Gergin bedeni rahatlatabilmek, korkulan nesneyle yavaşça da olsa yüzleşebilmek, bunlar bir hayli cesaret istiyor. Bu süreci çocuğun kendi kontrolünde ve hızında, onu zorlamadan, olabildiğince sakin ve rahat bir şekilde ilerletebildiğiniz sürece mutlaka bir gelişme görürsünüz.
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Tabii fobileri ortaya çıkaran veya çocuğun korkularına sıkı sıkı tutunmasına neden olan daha temel sebepler de olabilir. Eğer çocuğunuzda bir fobi geçiyor başka fobi başlıyorsa, yani korkularının geçmeyip sadece yer değiştirdiğini hissediyorsanız, buna sebep olabilecek daha temel nedenleri keşfetmenizde fayda var.

Korkularıyla yüzleşmeyi çocuk için keyifli hale getiren çalışmalardan biri “korkumu yenmemin hikayesi” kitabını oluşturmak. Yakanızı bırakmayan bir fobiniz varsa, onunla yüzleşmenin ne kadar zor olduğunu iyi bilirsiniz. Bu süreci çocuklar için biraz olsun katlanılabilir hale getirmek için bol oyun ve neşeli etkinliklerle sarmalamak iyi oluyor. Fobisiyle yüzleşmeye çalışan çocuğun yaptığı iş kolay değil. Gergin bedeni rahatlatabilmek, korkulan nesneyle yavaşça da olsa yüzleşebilmek, bunlar bir hayli cesaret istiyor. Bu süreci çocuğun kendi kontrolünde ve hızında, onu zorlamadan, olabildiğince sakin ve rahat bir şekilde ilerletebildiğiniz sürece mutlaka bir gelişme görürsünüz. . Tabii fobileri ortaya çıkaran veya çocuğun korkularına sıkı sıkı tutunmasına neden olan daha temel sebepler de olabilir. Eğer çocuğunuzda bir fobi geçiyor başka fobi başlıyorsa, yani korkularının geçmeyip sadece yer değiştirdiğini hissediyorsanız, buna sebep olabilecek daha temel nedenleri keşfetmenizde fayda var.

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I’m a mum who has worn her pjs to do school drop off and pick up, and into the supermarket, on many occasions, 
does it matter? Heck no, im not hurting anybody, and I don’t care what anybody thinks, why should i.
But I do know that when I put some effort into my appearance, it does make me feel better, we should only do what makes us feel good, even if we have many days in our pjs.

Trying to fit in, used to be a big problem for me, I always felt not good enough, but it’s not about how we look, it’s how we feel about ourselves.
I would rather be honest with myself, than try to portray something I am not, and we will attract the right people into our lives.

There are no wrongs,
when it comes to the way we are,
how we dress, is not who we are, 
Who we are is something I am still learning, and discovering,
who we are, is the person that we choose to be, I choose to love, be kind, and have an understanding, to inspire the uninspired, and put some hope back into peoples lives, to give a little of me.

This is who i am, and strive to be ❤️🙏🏻 _____________________________

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I’m a mum who has worn her pjs to do school drop off and pick up, and into the supermarket, on many occasions, does it matter? Heck no, im not hurting anybody, and I don’t care what anybody thinks, why should i. But I do know that when I put some effort into my appearance, it does make me feel better, we should only do what makes us feel good, even if we have many days in our pjs. Trying to fit in, used to be a big problem for me, I always felt not good enough, but it’s not about how we look, it’s how we feel about ourselves. I would rather be honest with myself, than try to portray something I am not, and we will attract the right people into our lives. There are no wrongs, when it comes to the way we are, how we dress, is not who we are, Who we are is something I am still learning, and discovering, who we are, is the person that we choose to be, I choose to love, be kind, and have an understanding, to inspire the uninspired, and put some hope back into peoples lives, to give a little of me. This is who i am, and strive to be ❤️🙏🏻 _____________________________ #mentalawarenesstrain #agoraphobia #panicdisorder #mentalhealthawareness #recoveryispossible #anxiety #mentalhealth #positivethoughts ##mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalillness #selfworth #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthwarrior #selflove #anxietyrecovery #anxietyawareness #recoveryjourney #youmatter #dontcompareyourself #youareenough #mentalhealthrecovery #exposuretherapy #mumlife #dontbehardonyourself #beyou #doyou #happy #positivevibes

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I’ve spent the past 45 min lying in bed ruminating about how I could donate blood again when I get to Cleveland because the phlebotomists won’t know me (backstory: the Red Cross donation station in Boston stopped allowing me to donate) and arguing back and forth with myself about the morality of donating/not donating. Despite knowing that these were mental rituals, I still got tricked into being convinced that I could solve this and feel better if I just thought about it enough. It was only when my distress continued to mount that I pulled myself together and got my game face on and write a script, using my needle pen for extra oomph. 27 minutes of writing things like this and my anxiety and guilt have chilled out enough that I can try to sleep #ocdillustrated #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder  #ocdtherapy #ocdrecovery #exposuretherapy #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #erp #cbt #cognitivebehavioraltherapy

I’ve spent the past 45 min lying in bed ruminating about how I could donate blood again when I get to Cleveland because the phlebotomists won’t know me (backstory: the Red Cross donation station in Boston stopped allowing me to donate) and arguing back and forth with myself about the morality of donating/not donating. Despite knowing that these were mental rituals, I still got tricked into being convinced that I could solve this and feel better if I just thought about it enough. It was only when my distress continued to mount that I pulled myself together and got my game face on and write a script, using my needle pen for extra oomph. 27 minutes of writing things like this and my anxiety and guilt have chilled out enough that I can try to sleep #ocdillustrated #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #ocdtherapy #ocdrecovery #exposuretherapy #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #erp #cbt #cognitivebehavioraltherapy

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I did two but exposures over the weekend! Saturday, I left around 430pm and drove 1hr 15min to the mall. I did a quick return and anxiety was around a 5/6. It was hot and super crowded. I had to wait in a very long line and had thoughts of leaving, but I didn’t! I couldn’t wait to get out of there, but I walked through Macy’s first so I didn’t feel like I was fleeing. Then I went to two different Target stores and Hobby Lobby. I did much better there and had a great drive home. SUNDAY: we left at 730am and drove 3 hours to San Francisco. I drove and was having moderate anxiety and just felt off. I checked my blood sugar and it said 75, so I ate a snack. After that I felt better. We went to the Academy of Sciences and I went into a rainforest dome. It’s a place I’ve refused to go into before, and my husband even went inside alone last time while I waited outside. The rainforest is very hot and humid and is completely sealed worth a special enter and exit. It’s 3 stories tall and you enter at the ground and exit at the top. I went in with no hesitation, it was the first thing I wanted to do and it was beautiful! I was so happy! Then we went to a Giants baseball game. We prepared for the 60* forecast and it ended up being SO hot!! Anxiety was mostly low but it did spike a few times. My arms got super sunburned 😭. Next, we went to the beach, then dinner, and then to the pier! The drive home was also rough for me as I had a headlight out so it was tough to see, the roads were super busy, and my contacts were driving me insane. At one point, in the fast lane, going 80mph, I suddenly had a dizzy/vertigo episode. I shook my head fast and my adrenaline immediately shot up. Was my blood sugar low? I told my husband what happened and he did I was okay and he was there to help if needed. I finished the drive. He one downfall to Sunday was that I checked my blood sugar 5 times. I only checked it once during our Idaho trip! So that was disappointing but I’m trying not to be too hard on myself. Overall, the weekend was great and I love pushing myself bc the feeling of gaining independence is way worth the pain of pushing through anxiety.

I did two but exposures over the weekend! Saturday, I left around 430pm and drove 1hr 15min to the mall. I did a quick return and anxiety was around a 5/6. It was hot and super crowded. I had to wait in a very long line and had thoughts of leaving, but I didn’t! I couldn’t wait to get out of there, but I walked through Macy’s first so I didn’t feel like I was fleeing. Then I went to two different Target stores and Hobby Lobby. I did much better there and had a great drive home. SUNDAY: we left at 730am and drove 3 hours to San Francisco. I drove and was having moderate anxiety and just felt off. I checked my blood sugar and it said 75, so I ate a snack. After that I felt better. We went to the Academy of Sciences and I went into a rainforest dome. It’s a place I’ve refused to go into before, and my husband even went inside alone last time while I waited outside. The rainforest is very hot and humid and is completely sealed worth a special enter and exit. It’s 3 stories tall and you enter at the ground and exit at the top. I went in with no hesitation, it was the first thing I wanted to do and it was beautiful! I was so happy! Then we went to a Giants baseball game. We prepared for the 60* forecast and it ended up being SO hot!! Anxiety was mostly low but it did spike a few times. My arms got super sunburned 😭. Next, we went to the beach, then dinner, and then to the pier! The drive home was also rough for me as I had a headlight out so it was tough to see, the roads were super busy, and my contacts were driving me insane. At one point, in the fast lane, going 80mph, I suddenly had a dizzy/vertigo episode. I shook my head fast and my adrenaline immediately shot up. Was my blood sugar low? I told my husband what happened and he did I was okay and he was there to help if needed. I finished the drive. He one downfall to Sunday was that I checked my blood sugar 5 times. I only checked it once during our Idaho trip! So that was disappointing but I’m trying not to be too hard on myself. Overall, the weekend was great and I love pushing myself bc the feeling of gaining independence is way worth the pain of pushing through anxiety.

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[something about stairway to heaven?]

[something about stairway to heaven?]

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When I found his body I looked skyward at a view just like this and I screamed. In my mind’s eye I can see the concentric circles of the sound waves of that scream piercing  the fabric of space time and rippling forever outward into infinity. 🖤
I realize that reading this might be disturbing for you. This is actually a very sacred image/memory for me. One that I’m thankful to carry forever. 🖤
It’s no surprise that I’ve relived this trauma so many times. But what is a surprise is that my intuition was to embrace every last ugly shred of that day. I was guided to hold the most gruesome image close to my heart and breathe. I think the common response is to fear the PTSD flashbacks and to push against or run away from the snapshots that signal the beginning of the trauma slide show. But my intuition led me to begin my own “exposure therapy.” 🖤
By gently holding myself and the pictures of my broken son while taking deep breaths, again and again, any and every time it came up, I was able to deflate much of the sting. I shifted my perspective of these images from horrific to tender and sacred. 🖤
Sacred because that is my baby boy. I attended his birth and his death. I don’t love that he is gone, but I love that God trusted me to be the one. 🖤
#ptsd #exposuretherapy #presence #sacred #iloveyouforest #grievingmothers #soundwaves #primordialscream #thescreamisstillscreaming

When I found his body I looked skyward at a view just like this and I screamed. In my mind’s eye I can see the concentric circles of the sound waves of that scream piercing the fabric of space time and rippling forever outward into infinity. 🖤 I realize that reading this might be disturbing for you. This is actually a very sacred image/memory for me. One that I’m thankful to carry forever. 🖤 It’s no surprise that I’ve relived this trauma so many times. But what is a surprise is that my intuition was to embrace every last ugly shred of that day. I was guided to hold the most gruesome image close to my heart and breathe. I think the common response is to fear the PTSD flashbacks and to push against or run away from the snapshots that signal the beginning of the trauma slide show. But my intuition led me to begin my own “exposure therapy.” 🖤 By gently holding myself and the pictures of my broken son while taking deep breaths, again and again, any and every time it came up, I was able to deflate much of the sting. I shifted my perspective of these images from horrific to tender and sacred. 🖤 Sacred because that is my baby boy. I attended his birth and his death. I don’t love that he is gone, but I love that God trusted me to be the one. 🖤 #ptsd #exposuretherapy #presence #sacred #iloveyouforest #grievingmothers #soundwaves #primordialscream #thescreamisstillscreaming

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Arachnophobia 🕸

Fear of spiders, or arachnophobia, is an intense or irrational fear of spiders and/or other arachnids, such as scorpions.

People suffering from this type of phobia will go to extreme lengths to avoid situations where they might encounter a spider. This avoidance will frequently impact on the person's personal life by avoiding tasks like hanging up or taking down washing, constantly checking for spiders in clothes, or worrying excessively about the possibility of encountering a spider. Encountering a spider by chance could lead to intense fear or even feelings of panic.

Symptoms include: 🐍 dizziness 🐍breathlessness 🐍 nausea 🐍fear of dying 🐍 preoccupation 
If a phobia becomes problematic or restricts your life, psychological treatment can reduce your fear response.  The treatment selected depends on the severity of your symptoms and the degree to which it causes you distress.

For example, if you are a landscape gardener and you panic every time you see a spider, it could be a significant problem.  But it may not have much impact if you work as a nurse or a musician.

June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood
#psychologydemystified #phobias #phobia #anxiety #gradedexposure #overcomeanxiety #exposuretherapy #cbt  #cognitivebehavioraltherapy #psychologytips #psychologyfacts  #anxietyrelief #anxietydisorder #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #anxious #fightorflight #fear #reptiles #worryless #worrylesslivemore #arachnophobia #fearofspiders #phobic #anxietymanagement #spiders #phobiatreatment #exposuretherapy #🕸 #🕷

Arachnophobia 🕸 Fear of spiders, or arachnophobia, is an intense or irrational fear of spiders and/or other arachnids, such as scorpions. People suffering from this type of phobia will go to extreme lengths to avoid situations where they might encounter a spider. This avoidance will frequently impact on the person's personal life by avoiding tasks like hanging up or taking down washing, constantly checking for spiders in clothes, or worrying excessively about the possibility of encountering a spider. Encountering a spider by chance could lead to intense fear or even feelings of panic. Symptoms include: 🐍 dizziness 🐍breathlessness 🐍 nausea 🐍fear of dying 🐍 preoccupation If a phobia becomes problematic or restricts your life, psychological treatment can reduce your fear response. The treatment selected depends on the severity of your symptoms and the degree to which it causes you distress. For example, if you are a landscape gardener and you panic every time you see a spider, it could be a significant problem. But it may not have much impact if you work as a nurse or a musician. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #phobias #phobia #anxiety #gradedexposure #overcomeanxiety #exposuretherapy #cbt #cognitivebehavioraltherapy #psychologytips #psychologyfacts #anxietyrelief #anxietydisorder #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #anxious #fightorflight #fear #reptiles #worryless #worrylesslivemore #arachnophobia #fearofspiders #phobic #anxietymanagement #spiders #phobiatreatment #exposuretherapy #🕸 #🕷

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Phobias

A lovely green snake lives in my garden and recently made a guest appearance on our upstairs balcony.  My neighbour who has a serious snake phobia happened to be visiting at that moment and her eyes almost popped out as she saw it through the sliding door 😲. 🐍
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 Ophidiophobia is an abnormal fear of snakes. It  is a common phobia, with approximately one third of people reporting being scared of snakes.  Individuals with phobias can range from having a mild anxiety response to severe panicky feelings. 🐍

Symptoms include: 🐍 dizziness 🐍breathlessness 🐍 nausea 🐍fear of dying 🐍 preoccupation 
If a phobia becomes problematic or restricts your life, psychological treatment can reduce your fear response.  The treatment selected depends on the severity of your symptoms and the degree to which it causes you distress.

For example, if you are a landscape gardener and you panic every time you see a snake, it could be a signifucant problem.  But it may not have much impact if you work as a chef or an accountant.

June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood
#psychologydemystified #ophidiophobia #phobias #phobia #anxiety #gradedexposure #overcomeanxiety #exposuretherapy #cbt  #cognitivebehavioraltherapy #psychologytips #psychologyfacts #panicsurfing #snakes #snakephobia #anxietyrelief #anxietyrelief #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #anxious #fightorflight #fearofsnakes #fear #reptiles #worryless #worrylesslivemore

Phobias A lovely green snake lives in my garden and recently made a guest appearance on our upstairs balcony. My neighbour who has a serious snake phobia happened to be visiting at that moment and her eyes almost popped out as she saw it through the sliding door 😲. 🐍 . Ophidiophobia is an abnormal fear of snakes. It is a common phobia, with approximately one third of people reporting being scared of snakes. Individuals with phobias can range from having a mild anxiety response to severe panicky feelings. 🐍 Symptoms include: 🐍 dizziness 🐍breathlessness 🐍 nausea 🐍fear of dying 🐍 preoccupation If a phobia becomes problematic or restricts your life, psychological treatment can reduce your fear response. The treatment selected depends on the severity of your symptoms and the degree to which it causes you distress. For example, if you are a landscape gardener and you panic every time you see a snake, it could be a signifucant problem. But it may not have much impact if you work as a chef or an accountant. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #ophidiophobia #phobias #phobia #anxiety #gradedexposure #overcomeanxiety #exposuretherapy #cbt #cognitivebehavioraltherapy #psychologytips #psychologyfacts #panicsurfing #snakes #snakephobia #anxietyrelief #anxietyrelief #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #anxious #fightorflight #fearofsnakes #fear #reptiles #worryless #worrylesslivemore

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