Hi and hello again.... I started a new therapy last week.... Dealing with stored trauma in the brain.... The therapy is EMDR.... It deals with people like myself who cannot rid themselves of emotional traumas that have happened in past situations Long story short.. I and people like me.. cannot separate the memory of a traumatic event from the emotions that go along with the trauma. In (normal) Brain function the brain is supposed to separate these two things and discard the unneeded emotional baggage.. But because my Brain is lacking the chemicals to do this properly... I have stored all the crappy feelings in my Brain for decades... So when a new stressful or traumatic event happens I relive (ALL) the trauma from my past... Making any new stressful situation seems totally unmanageable.. When I realized this was really behind my meltdown(s) It sent me into a bit of a downward spiral... Thinking that I have to now deal with the many many issues I have with the physical and mental abuse I suffered as a child and young adult. I can recall every single shi**ty thing that happened to me. Along with the emotional upheavals as well. So this week has been a very sad one for me... Not really being able to ignore the new reality... that I now have to tramp through.. and learn how to discard.. through therapy.. all the hurtful things in my past.. I wanted to share this with you all... Just in case there are others like me who are living with this problem and don't know it...Wishing us all good mental health in the future x steve
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