Hey, it's Allen.
Today, we had therapy. I was super nervous about going, because we needed to tell her that what we were doing wasn't working. Turns out, we have a very good therapist! She completely rolled with it and with our ideas as if she'd made the plan herself. We even added something!
I might have tagged it wrong, because I can't remember if this is CBT or DBT, but I think it's gonna be useful! I'm gonna attach the chart, but basically, you look at a situation. It can be comfortable/positive or uncomfortable/negative. Then, you look at your automatic thoughts about it. What comes up as your first reaction? After that, you look at what those thoughts make you feel and what sensations you're having, and then you can look at behaviors. This way, you can slow down and recognized where you are or where you were (depending on if you do this in the moment or after) and you can hopefully be rational and make good behavioral choices!
I'm ready to try it, for sure. I hope we can all benefit from it. We're going to start sitting down once a day to go over a situation like this and to practice one coping skill! Cross your fingers for us!
Thanks for reading!