Crazy Things My Therapist Says
Chapter One - You can still allow your self to have a good time even though you are depressed. (AH What? If I could feel good times, I wouldn't feel depressed.)
Chapter Two - Brace yourself. I am going to say something nice.
Chapter Three - You can control your thoughts. Then your body will follow. (If I could control my thoughts, I wouldn't need to control my thoughts. Maybe I need better thoughts?! )
Chapter Four - Your parts are at war with each other. You need to have a meeting with them. (Sounds like Custer at the Little Big Horn)
Chapter Five - You can't see the tree for the forest.
Chapter Six - Keep looking for good and letting it in.
Chapter Seven - Pre-worrying has not helped you. Anticipating dangers not your friend. " but it does past time."
Chapter Eight - She is not your mother.
Chapter Nine - Look around you and count.
Chapter Ten - Live in the present "because the past really sucked."
Chapter Eleven - You do not know what other people think. " Thank God they don't know what you think."
Chapter Twelve - Most people do not operate like your family. " For my family, dysfunctional would have been a step up."
Chapter Thirteen - What you think is your weakness is your strength.
Chapter Fourteen -Most things are not about me. " Scientific studies show that I am not the actual center of the universe?"
Chapter Fifteen - I can't please everyone. The only one I need to please is me. "Everyone else just thinks I need to take care of them."
Chapter Sixteen - My body is my oldest friend, my longest companion. "Who knew, I have an imaginary friend that has a weight problem!"
Chapter Seventeen - Breathing is a good thing.
Chapter Eighteen - Crying is good work. " It just feels like shit"
Chapter Nineteen - Playing with toys with help diffuse the PTSD and help it move to a different part of my brain. "I was hoping we could remove it from my brain entirely. That would be awesome!"
Chapter Twenty -You will do better if you work together. Be a team, make group decisions that take everyone's needs and wants into account. " but this team is more like the congress"
Chapter Twenty One - You have lots of resources and can take care of your self,
Chapter Twenty Two - The present is your friend. The past - not so much.