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    CBT is kind of gaslighty

    About NHS CBT- My T once told me that the majority of their therapists aren’t really therapists at all. Basically they go on something like a six-week course to get signed off. The good ones realise when they’ve got someone who needs more support than they’re trained to give, but many of them...
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    You Know You Have PTSD When...

    A childhood friend posts a photo of you on Facebook in which you have your arm around them and the first thing that comes to mind is ‘I used to be able to touch people?’
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    Photography Club

    @Teasel’s trees look like white flowering cherries to me. I had a pink one at my old place. They’re beautiful trees.
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    For Those Who’ve Lost Everything... How Do You Want Your Life To Look? What Are You Building?

    I’ve been thinking about this. After my father died I lost my purpose in life, literally didn’t know who I was supposed to be right down to what foods I liked. Took me a good few years and a bunch of therapy before I started to figure that out. Eventually I realised I needed to move- new house...
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    News Worldwide impact of the novel coronavirus (covid-19)

    I work in retail. We don’t give a crap about losing the odd customer. What we do care about is protecting our staff from violent and aggressive individuals who would quite happily take it out on us. Is our company to enforce the rules and risk having its own staff attacked? We can remind people...
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    Needing some self-compassion

    Thanks both for your replies. Not too late. I’m not as bad as I was today, but it’s changing day to day right now. @blackemerald1 I think you’re right about the depression. It’s something I haven’t had to deal with in a long time and its return really threw me. Logically I know all I can do is...
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    Needing some self-compassion

    Not sure what I’m asking for. I’ve been under a lot of pressure lately, work stuff mostly, but also other things. I blew up at my manager a few days ago, yelled at him, probably went too far. I’m off now for 10 days but I’m going to have to do something about that when I go back. In the...
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    Women/feminists deny male victimhood

    I am the daughter and sister of men who were abused by a woman. That woman, to my knowledge, never laid a finger on me. I am also probably what most people would consider a feminist, but my views on women and equality do not automatically cancel out my understanding of abuse relationships. In...
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    News Worldwide impact of the novel coronavirus (covid-19)

    My region you wouldn’t know we’re still under lockdown. A big chunk of the population is out and about just as usual. They come to the store where I work, complain about having to queue outside, complain again once inside about there being too many people whilst ignoring the distancing rules...
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    Photography Club

    The wren- a tiny bird with attitude.
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    Photography Club

    I know I’ve got to stop anthropomorphising plants, but... It has teeth!
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    Photography Club

    Bad hair day?
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    News Worldwide impact of the novel coronavirus (covid-19)

    From a personal point of view (maybe this belongs in a different thread) I find these overtly public acts acutely uncomfortable, and while I do not think for a moment that my discomfort (almost certainly trauma related) or that of others should influence anyone’s decision to take part, I do feel...
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    News Worldwide impact of the novel coronavirus (covid-19)

    I kept seeing an article where people were campaigning get others to light sky-lanterns instead of clapping. Needless to say, firefighters were not impressed.
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    Photography Club

    From one of my walks (I love where I live)
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    Today my “coworker” (my pet)...

    My yoga teacher’s coworkers keep photobombing her video classes and showing everyone their backsides.
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    Please can someone say something kind to me?

    I value all the support you give to me in my diary and the support I see you give others on this site. I wish I was as capable of interacting with others as I see you are here. And I think your new name is awesome!
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    Photography Club

    An afternoon in the garden
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    News Worldwide impact of the novel coronavirus (covid-19)

    One of the best things about this situation is all of the creativity that’s happening because of it- Museum Asks People To Recreate Paintings With Stuff They Can Find at Home, Here Are The Results
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    News Worldwide impact of the novel coronavirus (covid-19)

    Interesting article on toilet paper. I agree that supply has been all thrown out of sync and that stocks would have diminished and so struggled to maintain anyway, however, from what I personally witnessed in my store in my back-end-of-nowhere town, the original issue was definitely triggered by...
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    Photography Club

    Hungry caterpillars!
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    News Worldwide impact of the novel coronavirus (covid-19)

    I’m loving all the parodies. This guy’s amazing (it might have been shared already)-
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    News Worldwide impact of the novel coronavirus (covid-19)

    I’ve a feeling the longer this goes on the more people are going to stop bothering with the social-distancing. A week into lockdown here and they are already giving up following the guidelines in the stores and are complaining about the fact that they're supposed to. Some are getting sh*tty...
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    Today my “coworker” (my pet)...

    My coworkers are kinda wild. They sit on the roof and yell down the chimney.
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    News Worldwide impact of the novel coronavirus (covid-19)

    Just sent my first weekly check in e-mail to my T. Can’t do phone therapy or Skype/Face-time etc because I freeze up. She pretty much ordered me to stay in touch. This situation sucks, but we’re making do the best we can. I’m getting pretty fed up at the people who think 2 scratch cards and a...
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