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#1 hilary

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 09:18 PM

some of mine:

having my hands/arms held down above my head
neck pain, hands on my neck
the smell of carmex lip balm


#2 bloogirl

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 10:40 PM

on my road trip, i got triggered everytime i saw a motorcycle.  ugh.  so i thought, ok, maybe i should do a posting about current triggers that im dealing with, and maybe others would like to record their current triggers.  in a way, maybe it can acknowledge the passage of time in the healing process.
current triggers:
motorcycles
anyone bald and/or blue eyed
anyone touching me
any talk of sexual matters
any risk of flirting or dating
any risk of being abandoned somewhere (Not sure why)
leather jackets

egads. im not sure if this is helpful or not. :(  i guess it is just really important for me to record that when i was on my road trip, i saw a lot of motorcycles and every time, didnt matter where i was, i thought, 'oh no, that could be him'.


#3 Jennifer

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 10:49 PM

Hmm.  I think most of mine are pretty standard, but I do have a weird one.  Brad Pitt.  I can not stand to watch any movie he is in.  However, the movie responsible for my hatred towards him also had Gwyneth Paltrow and Morgan Freeman in it.  I have no problem with them, just Brad!

Leaves changing colors and falling triggers me also.  Luckily I am moving within a year, so I'll have at least one autumn without foliage.  Not this one, though.


#4 Lament

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 03:16 AM

*Kat Moon in Eastenders
*Criticism
*Hands
*Authority


#5 stickonstars

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 03:56 AM

* Wood saws
* Cartoons
* The desert

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 04:06 AM

I think this is a great idea !

*young asian men.
*clubbing (soo many people so close & no escape)
*drunk men
*motor bike (only GPZ900's though)
*being sat on
*cigarette breath
*being chatted up
*enclosed, dark places
*very attractive men
*older men
*queues (same as clubbing)
*being chatted up/groped
*rape scenes in TV & film
*boats (enclosed, not open)

oh...and pain!


#7 Lula May

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 07:07 AM

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Edited by Lula May, 06 November 2006 - 10:54 AM.


#8 adelaide_girl

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 07:23 AM

~All men (except young boys eg. 0-10)

~People in my space (I spaz I start hitting them and try to run. It's not the best thing to do at school and sometimes it's just really over whelming.)

~Sex stuff on tv, magazines (like girl magazines and underwear catalouges), pop up internet screens.

~Any one touching me including my 15yr old sister trying to give me a hug.

~Fists and the back of hands. I cower and try to hide when they are raised, even if they are not supposed to be violent.

~Some smells that I can't describe.

~certain music, I just seem to really flip out and go somewhere else in my mind when I hear it.

This is really weird I didn't think I had that many triggers. If you want to talk, I'm here. I'm 18 and may not be wise and intellegent but I do want to help all I can.


#9 cubby

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 08:37 AM

Weird triggers?  You betcha.

some clocks (I recently asked my boyfriend to get a new kitchen clock because the sound of his old one ticking triggered me)

cut flowers (I chose my grocery store based on the size/location of the florist section)


#10 tini

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 09:03 AM

Great thread! :D

- forests, cellars, garages and any dark rooms/alleys etc.
- I'm sad to say, sometimes I get triggered by young girls, probably because I envy their innocence
- someone holding my wrists, or something around my neck (sometimes a scarf, even)
- right now pretty much any sex talk, or anything on tv, in magazines etc.
- people being too close to me, or trying to touch me

Gosh, so many triggers, I must seem quite messed up... :;):

Love, Tini


#11 Jes

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 10:23 AM

My weirdest trigger is seeing the tips of daffodils coming out of the ground.

Hate that!

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#12 onalae

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 10:28 AM

yep, i have pretty weird ones.

-the movies, "the accused" and "forrest gump" and movies that are scary or weird
-seeing ads for "those kind" of movies on the tv listing channel
-reading any book on abuse - definitely my biggest trigger
-s*x talk by males
-flashbacks of the house that i lived in at the time or any house similar to it
-when older people or males get too close to me
-when people try to touch me at all when i am working on abuse
-a lot of random things since the birth of my daughter

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 10:44 AM

My wierdest trigger is huey helicpoters.  No, I wasn't in the military.

#14 Stephanie

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 11:30 AM

one of my weird ones is on right now - Jurassic Park Two.  

Have lost of fairly obvious ones - some stranger ones include

yellow bikes
yellow sports bags
Men In Black Two
people who pretend to box when they here the bell sounding time at the bar


#15 taylordaisy

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 12:06 PM

 I'm sad to say, sometimes I get triggered by young girls, probably because I envy their innocence


Me too. I also wonder if someone else has done it to them, too.

Others:
Seeing young girls hugging their fathers. I want to scream at them and tell them to watch out.

Nick touching my neck.

When I think I've upset someone.

Iris flowers

My closet being open

Being in a crowded place

Having the lights in classrooms completely off if there's no windows

random men that I have never met before but still creep me out--usually they have with large bellies



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