Mom got dooped

my mom had this horrible thing happen to her.
she was browsing on facebook, and there was what looked like a legitimate link to a competition for a well known store, it said they were giving away a voucher.
She clicked on it, entered, and now, it turns out it was a hoax, and as a result now, money is being taken out of her phone each week.
She has a prepayed phone, and if she tops up by 10 euro, about 7 euro is being taken out.
Its awful. People disgust me. How they will do anything to scam people out of money.
I am going to call her phone provider tomorrow, as I am the nominated person on her account, so they’ll talk to me. I really hope they can do something about it.
As it stands now, she cant top her phone up with money because the money is automatically taken each tuesday, and when the service messages come in, that say they have taken money, there is no unsubscribe link.
Fucking awful! Makes me so mad for her!

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Eileens advice to us regarding parts anger

I spoke to Eileen yesterday evening, she rang me back after I texted her and asked her if she could call me. We talked about how angry parts are, and I told her it doesnt feel like anything I’ve experienced before. It feels very different. She said its because its authentic anger, and not the acting out kind. Thats why it feels different. Then she gave us some great advice.
When you feel that the anger is getting overwhelming, pretend you have a balloon, and blow all of the anger into it. Pretend your blowing up the balloon, and all of your angry feelings are going inside of the balloon. Then tie it up and allow the kids to let it go. Tell the kids they can let as many balloons go as they want, and have them count the balloons for me.
The kids loved that idea. Actually I did too. We are going to try it. Eileen reiterated how far I’ve come, since I dont act out my anger nowadays, I wanted to yesterday because I felt so overwhelmed. But I thought it through and I didnt do anything, I didnt even know what I felt like doing, I just felt so overwhelmed and the anger I was feeling was building and so I wanted to do something to get rid of it. I am glad I texted eileen instead though. She said she was glad I did that too. She praised me for reaching out to her.
We had a great chat and afterwords I was able to go watch some tv and then I went to bed early and I actually slept for about 5 hours straight, I feel good now and I am feeling a lot better about things.
Liz

Processing anger with Eileen

ITS LIZ. TODAY DURING OUR SESSION SOME PARTS WERE FEELING VERY ANGRY. BUT WE DIDNT HAVE ANY WORDS. SO WE WERE DOING EMDR TO HELP US PROCESS SOME OF THE ENERGY SURROUNDING THE ANGER. WE DID AN EXERCISE WITH EILEEN WHERE SHE TOLD US TO TRACK OUR ANGER, TRACK ALL OF THE SENSATIONS IN OUR BODY, AND FOLLOW THEM. SO USING THE PULSERS AT FIRST, AND THEN WHEN THEY DIDNT WORK, EILEEN DID THE TAPPING ON OUR HANDS. AND IT WAS REALLY HELPFUL. ANYWAY, SHE HAD US DESCRIBE TO HER HOW WE FELT IN OUR BODY, THAT PART WAS HARD. THEN SHE SAID, NOW, IF YOUR ARMS COULD MOVE, WHAT WOULD THEY BE DOING? OUR IMMEDIATE ACTION WAS PUNCHING, SO SHE TOLD US TO DO WHAT WE FELT WE NEEDED TO WITH OUR HANDS AND ARMS. THAT FELT KINDA WEIRD TO ME THOUGH. SO THEN SHE SAID, CAN YOU PUSH YOUR HAND AGAINST MINE? SO I DID. AND SHE PUT PRESSURE ON AND I PUSHED, AND PUSHED, HARDER AND HARDER. SHE SAID IT FELT REALLY STRONG. IT SORT OF FEELS LIKE, WO! STEP BACK! SHE SAID. LIKE YOUR SAYING, IN THE PUSHING, NOBODYS GOING TO PUSH ME AROUND! THAT WAS EXACTLY IT! IT FELT SO GOOD THAT THE ANGER HAD SOMEWHERE TO GO, ALL OF THAT ENERGY, HAD SOMEWHERE TO GO. IT MADE US FEEL A SENSE OF RELIEF, A SENSE OF OH MAN THANK GOD! AND TO THINK WE ALMOST DIDNT GO TO THERAPY! IT WAS A REAL BATTLE TO GO BUT WHEN WE DID THAT PIECE OF WORK, MAN WAS I SO GLAD WE WENT! I EVEN SAID AS MUCH TO EILEEN, I TOLD HER HOW GLAD I WAS THAT WE PUSHED THROUGH OUR FEAR ABOUT GOING TO THERAPY AND IT PAYED OFF. I LOVE WHEN WE HAVE A GOOD SESSION. I MEAN WE MOSTLY ALWAYS DO BUT ITS NICE WHEN WE CAN DO A PRODUCTIVE PIECE OF WORK IN THERAPY.

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EMDR went wrong

so today in therapy we were using the pulsers, but half way through our work with them they stopped working, well one of them did. it just wouldnt work, it stopped vibrating.
eileen, being her awesome self, came up with a solution.
Is it ok if I do the tapping on your hands? She asked?
Uh, yeah, I guess so, I said.
So we ran with that. she helped me process some anger by tapping on my hands, and we worked with the anger until the energy shifted and I was able to process it a little.
I was so intrigued by the tapping she was able to get it to work, I couldnt believe it would work, we’d never done it like that, with her doing it instead of giving me the pulsers.
Just goes to show how good EMDR actually is!
I left the session feeling a lot lighter, a lot calmer, and a lot better.

I dont believe this but…

Ok, this is crazy but my broadband provider are asking me to pay 5.99 a month for the use of an email address. Imagine that! I am refusing to pay it! I refuse to pay for an email address. I mean there is Gmail, which I am now using. Gmail is free! It is more than adequate for my needs! Why would I pay 5.99 a month? Another subscription? No way! So I am canceling my email with Eir..who are my provider. If any of you had my email addy, please update it. My new one is
manyofus1980@gmail.com
Any of you my blogger buddies can feel free to email me any time!
I am always up for a chat!
I am so annoyed at Eir though! I pay a lot for my eir services, which include TV, phone, broadband etc. This is just a money grabbing thing, if you ask me.

Bloody canvasers

Here where I live, In a couple of weeks there is going to be a general election, to bring in a new government.

Poloticians are out canvasing on a daily basis now.

I just had one of them come to my door, talking a load of bullshit.

He gave me tons of reasons why I need to give my number 1 vote to a local politician, to which I just said, yeah, ok, whatever!

I am not interested, I dont even think I’m going to vote!

I am also not interested in answering my door to canvasers!

I only answered the door because I thought it was my PA whose due to get here soon.

Now I wish I hadnt!

If you ask me, politicians are all liars! They promise you the world until they get in to government, and then they do absolutely nothing to fix things or the state of the country.

Its all just a ploy to get in!

I’m simply not interested. I hate politics.