I am going camping this weekend so I wont be posting on Saturday. So, enjoy this extra post tonight and I will talk to you all on Monday!
Well, I stumbled across an interesting form of therapy that I had never heard much about when a friend was talking about a movie on Facebook.
The therapy is called ACT, which stands for acceptance and commitment therapy. It is somewhat related to a type of therapy I am currently working on called DBT or dialectical behavior therapy. I have a workbook on DBT specifically for bipolars with suicidal ideation.
I don’t know much about therapy techniques. This is a new area of study for me lately. But what I do know is that CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy, is basically what I have been given my whole life. In CBT you are often asked to expose yourself. Once you a vulnerable they often try to dig at something making you uncomfortable to make you confront it. I believe they call that exposure therapy. And it is the hardest part. Therapists don’t often give advice or insight, although sometimes they relate stories. Once you have exposed a way you think or feel, then they ask you to change that aspect of yourself, or at least modify it so it fits into your life better. Sometimes there are lifeskill training sessions where they go over how you should deal with a situation. And then they ask you to track your changes and report back often. A lot of therapy of this kind is going over things you already thought you resolved, because you haven’t. And they know you haven’t based on how you are tracking.