17-06-2018 02:50 PM
Life throws up a range of stressors that can impact us is unique ways. Discomfort isn’t generally something we like to feel so when those strong emotions come along, it can be hard to know what to do to manage.
Distress tolerance is all about learning how to deal with strong emotions. So join us, to answer the question, “how do you cope when you feel like you can’t?”
Share your experiences of coping with uncomfortable emotions. What works? What doesn’t? And what would you like to do more of to support you on your recovery journey? 🐼
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17-07-2018 06:59 PM - edited 17-07-2018 07:01 PM
Welcome to tonight’s Topic Tuesday!
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Looking forward to talking about all things distress tolerance.
This discussion might interest you if…
For those of you who are new to Topic Tuesday, this is how it tends to go….
I’ll be raising some questions for you to consider. There’ll be around 10-15 minutes for everyone to respond to each question. This is a forum for peer support and discussion so don’t hesitate to jump in and chat to other member’s and raise your own questions on the topic too.
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17-07-2018 07:00 PM
We generally dislike feeling uncomfortable – be it feeling cold, hot, hungry, or in pain. The kinds of discomfort we’ll be talking about tonight is emotional discomfort, also known as, distress. These are the unpleasant feelings we all experience, and as much as we don’t like them (and at times, wish we didn’t feel them), they are a natural part of life.
To kick off tonight’s discussion, we’d like you to share what interests you about the topic of distress tolerance?
17-07-2018 07:04 PM
Interested in the ways others cope when feeling distressed - what works, what doesn't and what do you not want to hear when you are feeling like that.
17-07-2018 07:04 PM
17-07-2018 07:05 PM
My tolerance for stress is at zero at the moment. And I find that I am having melt downs quite often lately.
17-07-2018 07:06 PM
I’m interested in hearing what sort of functional strategies people have for coping with distress. My tolerance for distress is fairly low and I unfortunately tend to use avoidance as a coping mechanism which is less than helpful in work situations.
17-07-2018 07:08 PM
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17-07-2018 07:09 PM
I've just come out of my 1st hospital admission with complex ptsd. It's a big time of learning new coping skills, expecially with the overwhelming flight or fright responses kickin when I am triggered. I'd like to manage my emotions not just react anymore.
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