To text or not to text my therapist

We’re in a bit of a dilemma.

Our insider Emily isn’t doing very well. She’s really upset.

She got triggered, and now she’s spiraling downwards.

She wants to text Eileen and talk to her. But its Sunday.

We’ll see Eileen tomorrow. I don’t want to be bothering her on the weekend.

She is very distressed, but I think I can manage it.

At least I hope I can.

She just has to let me try to help.

Right now nobody will do except Eileen.

I cant go into a lot of detail here but Emily really is not ok.

I do worry a lot about her as she’s just 12 years old.

I’ve been telling her to breathe and do the butterfly hug.

Hope I can get her to calm down soon. Maybe I’ll try talking to her again.

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

22 thoughts on “To text or not to text my therapist”

  1. Try to give her a new headspace, a new story. You must break the hyper focus on the trigger point and redirect her thoughts somewhere entirely different. An engaging book or movie will be best. Talking about it is the worst. Also, a Benadryl will relax her anxiety and allow her to go into a safer emotional place. Perhaps doing a painting or doing something tactile, like making slime or clay. Also, scented candles might help relax her. Figure out which ones automatically soothe her. For me, vanilla, peppermint, or cinnamon will do the trick. You can also dab scented oil on her temples and wrists.

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    1. Hi, yes, I’ve managed to talk to her a little bit, calm her down a bit I mean she’s still crying and very upset but she says she can wait until tomorrow to speak to our therapist 💖💖

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  2. This hits such a special place in my heart. I hope she’s able to relax and feel better. Every round of this she can manage to make it through is proof that she has the skills to do this. So brave. ♡

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    1. Thank you from me and thank you from emily to we are very happy that you took the time to comment, Emily is especially happy because someone validated her feelings 💚💚

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      1. I have these struggles, and I have a daughter who does. It is real, and it is an entity on its own—the anxiety monster. It really takes over your body.

        What does Emily like? What is she into?

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      2. She likes making cards, she likes music, butterflies, reading stuff like that, I’m sorry your daughter goes through the same and you have those struggles to 💞💞

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      3. When I was young, my best friend made beautiful paper butterflies and dangled them from her ceiling—dozens of them. It was her own treasured butterfly garden. 🙂

        Those lovely yellow ones are out now—so pretty.

        Which books and authors does she like best? My 12-year-old reads a lot of Nancy Drew. I think the Peregrine series is her favorite. She reads them over and over and over.

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      4. That sounds delightful about the butterflies, she likes Enid Blyton and J. K. Rowling and the one of her favourite books of the Secret Garden 😀🤍😁

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      5. The other day, I was that there was a spinoff of the Fancy Nancy books called Nancy Clancy (for older kids). They piqued my interest. 🙂

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      6. We too love Harry Potter—Luna is my favorite. 🙂

        Do you all know the Pinkalicious books? There are stories on different characters for each color. I dressed as Purplicious last Halloween, but of course, no one “got it.”

        What kind of music does everyone favor? Do you fight over the radio knobs?

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      7. We know the Pinkalicious books, we like those too, we don’t have any of them though, we also like Judy Moody, and Juni B Jones as for music, the kids like Disney and some of them like bands like Westlife and Savage Garden emily like Savage Garden and Vanessa Carlton

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      1. Have you painted a piece that you can call “Butterfly Hugs”? I think that would be very nice. ♡

        I like to paint with my hands or splash the paint around and make a big, silly mess. 🙂

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