Not sure how to come out of my isolation due to my traumas ...

arfie

MyPTSD Pro
hello mooncricket. welcome to the forum.

you just took a solid step toward breaking that isolation.
steadying support while you take the next step.

welcome aboard.
 

MrMoonlight

MyPTSD Pro
Hey glad you found us mooncricket.

I was/am a big isolationist too. My therapist had me start with visiting ducks at a local lake. Then a movie by myself. Then a meal out by myself...slowly increasing my exposure to people. I'm still working on this but have succeed in this approach. Hope you find something that works for you.
 

mooncricket

New Here
hello mooncricket. welcome to the forum.

you just took a solid step toward breaking that isolation.
steadying support while you take the next step.

welcome aboard.
Thank you. The phone and internet I've been isolated from as well its been a great source of anxiety for me. I don't have really much of any support, so I'm trying. I'd like to think I'm healing but some days well most days I'm not so sure.

Hey glad you found us mooncricket.

I was/am a big isolationist too. My therapist had me start with visiting ducks at a local lake. Then a movie by myself. Then a meal out by myself...slowly increasing my exposure to people. I'm still working on this but have succeed in this approach. Hope you find something that works for you.
Thank you, I've done the park thing with my dog which has become my best and only friend. Its hard I'm a caregiver of everyone but myself and I truly don't know how to take care of me. And realizing how everything I've been through has truly affected Nd change me has been hard..
 

MrMoonlight

MyPTSD Pro
That is a terrific move forward mooncricket...you should be proud of yourself. So great you have a dog that can accompany you on your trip to see the ducks. You should prioritize yourself imo. You can still care for others but you come first.

Hopefully you can continue your trips to the lake...and challenge yourself to do increasingly difficult things in public...like eating a meal or going to a movie. Both of those things require little interaction. They can make you more and more comfortable around people.

Btw do you have a therapist? Been through an assessment?
 

arfie

MyPTSD Pro
The phone and internet I've been isolated from as well its been a great source of anxiety for me.

i shoot for balance in all things. i share that phone and internet anxiety. i've worked both since the 70's and am smarter than the average bear on the tech side, but the ways that tech gets used is the stuff of global anxiety pandemics.

buttttttttttttaaaaaaaaaaaa. . .

let us resist the urge to throw the baby out with the bathwater. used mindfully, both put a world of resource and support at our fingertips. both can break isolation any hour of any day in any week.

i stand by my belief that making this post was a solid step in breaking your isolation. keep stepping. itsy bitsy baby steps.
 

mooncricket

New Here
i shoot for balance in all things. i share that phone and internet anxiety. i've worked both since the 70's and am smarter than the average bear on the tech side, but the ways that tech gets used is the stuff of global anxiety pandemics.

buttttttttttttaaaaaaaaaaaa. . .

let us resist the urge to throw the baby out with the bathwater. used mindfully, both put a world of resource and support at our fingertips. both can break isolation any hour of any day in any week.

i stand by my belief that making this post was a solid step in breaking your isolation. keep stepping. itsy bitsy baby steps.
That is a terrific move forward mooncricket...you should be proud of yourself. So great you have a dog that can accompany you on your trip to see the ducks. You should prioritize yourself imo. You can still care for others but you come first.

Hopefully you can continue your trips to the lake...and challenge yourself to do increasingly difficult things in public...like eating a meal or going to a movie. Both of those things require little interaction. They can make you more and more comfortable around people.

Btw do you have a therapist? Been through an assessment?
I haven't had an assessment yet I have been to a therapist only a couple of times, this is only Because I don't have any health insurance. So its all a money issue. I've always had to be In survivor mode and now is no different. Its just me. I've always learned how to fix things on my own and this I can't seem to fix. I still don't understand why the thrthat have happened to me in the last few yearshappen. The events of 1 day completely changed me and my life forever. As well as opened my eyes to things In the world and for me to see things ill never be able to unsee. Its never been easy for me to get close to many people there's only been a handful in my 42 yrs and I've buried half of those and the other hAlf the had no problem putting a knife in my bqck. I stepped completely away to hopefully find clarity and answers but after almost 2yrs I find myself More isolated and an confused and just stuck unable to move forward,
 

MrMoonlight

MyPTSD Pro
Having no health care would be difficult. So sorry you find yourself in that place. I'm glad you found this place though. There are so many here that we can learn from...the articles, book recommendations and threads. This place saved my life. I knew so little when I came here. I received a lot of guidance. I followed everything.

If it weren't for disability I would be in a tough spot. Wondering if that is something you have considered?
 
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