Recent nightmare

Was possibly retraumatized in therapy recently. Few symptoms these days but suddenly I was thrown into it again. Haven’t had nightmares in a long time.

Had one nightmare last week. Same old nightmare type I used to have too. Woke up screaming.

I have tools that I use to calm down afterward but still a shock to have one after so long.
 

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I have tools that I use to calm down afterward but still a shock to have one after so long
Right???

Symptoms that hit me out of a clear blue sky not only land harder, but take sooooo much more out of me (time, energy, etc.), than when they’re a regular occurance and I’m practiced and easy with dealing with them.

Cut yourself some slack if you’re knocked on your ass for longer than you expect, because your standards were formed back when these were something you dealt with all the time. It doesn’t mean everything is going to kick off again, just because it’s lingering. It just means being out of practice.
 
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