13-08-2019 08:57 PM
13-08-2019 08:57 PM
thank you @nashy
for tonight , very interesting xx
14-08-2019 05:26 AM
Good morning everyone and @nashy
I've had a rough night, but have gone through the thread, to look for my take-away message. I'm too forgetful to remember anything that was said even 30min ago... I thought I'd share it here, even if it might not all make sense to others.
So for self-esteem
- face to face connections 'mirrored back' 'attunement' 'validation'
- reminding myself 'it's their stuff'
- prioritize 'safety' in the here and now
- find self-affirmations (I have a safety statement but not a self-esteem affirmation)
- I've had enough shoulds
- give myself some slack
- joyful activities
- value activities
- journalling positive qualities
- external support
- taking a risk, trying something new
- 'would I speak to my daughter like that? (I thought putting a name there might help, as 'a friend' is to general
- say 'thank you' and accept compliments without discussion
Thank you all x
14-08-2019 06:09 AM
I really like what you wrote @Aeiou
14-08-2019 08:33 AM
If anything, the discussion left me feeling more alone and misunderstood. I have no idea how someone can be this disconnected, this broken and still be breathing.
For those who found it helpful, I am great full some make it through.
14-08-2019 08:41 AM
Hi @nashy sorry I missed last night. I forgot that I had to go out. Will have a read later when I have time today.
14-08-2019 09:07 AM
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14-08-2019 10:59 AM
14-08-2019 11:06 AM - edited 14-08-2019 11:07 AM
Hey crew thank you so much for your honesty and for engaging in the TT yesterday.
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