Friday, August 19, 2011

Things I Know: Therapy Edition

I'm joining Shae at Yay! For Home for Things I Know.

As I've said before, I don't know a lot of things, but I do know some. I had my first appointment with my new therapist on Monday and I think it went great. I left that session knowing more things than I did before the session. I think that is point of therapy, so this is good.

I know that I am not crazy and that crazy is not a clinical term. I am not to use it anymore.

I know that I am not broken. My therapist, Nicole, says that no one is broken; some people are wired differently than others and that is just fine, we just need to learn how to use our wiring.

I know that I have a goal to work towards. My goal is to manage my anxiety by learning new tools and skills.

I know that I do not need to keep looking for the trigger to my anxiety. I am a worrier by nature so my anxiety does not have to have a particular trigger. My trigger is there all the time so it is not some outside force.

I know that I am still uncomfortable looking people in the eyes for more than a few seconds.

I know that Psycho Knight is amazing. He came to the appointment with me for moral support and said that he would come to as many appointments as I need him to. I am reminded everyday how much he loves me and how important it is for me to have him around.

I hope everyone has a good weekend. I have been scheduling posts because I write them and then promptly forget to post them and then I don't feel like writing something new so nothing gets posted.



  1. That sounds like a really productive therapy session.

    Your point about triggers made me think of something that I've learnt from therapy; you can't change the world around you or the people in it. All you an work on is your reaction to those things. That has helped me a lot.

    Stopping by from Things I Know.

  2. I know that my anxiety is pretty terrible too and sometimes, it's hard.

  3. Sounds like your session went really well :)