@Hope, I have the same issue!!
It’s so hard! I wish my mother is a “real” mother and that I wouldn’t feel so emotionally needy with my therapist.
For me, I think it has to do with attachment trauma, so I’m trying to work on telling myself that I don’t need her as much as I believe I do. Meaning, I need her in the sense of having therapy, an…Read More
So, my OCD is once again brutal and unrelenting, that I’m not sure how I’ll go to work this week.
Any chizuk for when you just don’t want to go on because the pain is so great, but you know that as a Jew, you do that.
Thanks, and looking forward to your chizuk!
My ERP therapist tells me to acknowledge my intrusive thoughts, validate it…Read More
Chavy replied to the topic Feeling of loneliness and sadness after leaving therapy session… in the forum Something else? Post here!
Wow!! This is so beautifully written and so validating!! I feel “normal” again too!
Chavy replied to the topic Dealing with anxiety and depression from a spiritual angle in the forum Start Here
Yes, Chazkeinu deals with women only, but I think you can always speak to Rabbi Grossberg. He’s affiliated with Chazkeinu, but not exclusive to it.
Thank you so much, @mlove!
It’s such a good feeling to know that I’m not alone, and, yes, I TOTALLY know and understand what you’re saying. I’m struggling with that very thing now. I’m also trying really hard to externalize the thought as an OCD thought and not a “me” thought, but it’s still so so hard not to give in because then I’m scared that…Read More
So I’m struggling a lot with a specific OCD thought in terms of not doing the compulsion. The thought is basically saying that if I don’t act on it, something specific (I know what it is) will/won’t happen to me. I know it’s totally irrational, and doesn’t make sense, but I’m still struggling with it. I’m validating it, redirecting my focus – or…Read More
Im not sure I have what to add other than to keep validating yourself, continue to do lots of self soothing in different ways, like journaling, repeating mantras (like, I can soothe myself and reparent myself even if it seems impossible), listening to music that you feel connected with (I do that), and maybe even expressing it in…Read More
And what does she say about it?
Wow, I so so relate to this, @Climber!
It’s so hard! I also yearn for that motherly love and try to get it from my therapist. Somehow I know she’s just my therapist but also provides a parental role… I so know the feeling! Have you discussed this with your therapist?
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