#74 "Why Is It Terrifying To Be Cared For?"

To pre-order your copy of Kati's new book TRAUMATIZED visit https://geni.us/Bfak0jAsk Kati Anything episode 741) Can you talk about whether it’s more important to prioritize processing past trauma or working through issues in the present? It feels more important to prioritize the present, but I also know that unresolved past trauma is a common thread that makes my life more challenging. For example, it feels more pressing to talk about my inability to commit to a long-term partner...2) Can you just replay social situations over and over in your head without having social anxiety? I often find myself ruminating after socialising on what has happened, what I have said, projected or presented. I'll rerun the encounter in my head and comb through to make sure that I wasn't offensive or rude, etc. I wonder about what they think of my image, if they ...3) How do you know if you’re being re traumatized in your therapy sessions?I’ve been working through traumas in therapy and I’ve been unable to stay present. It started as dissociation in session to now having full-on panic attacks in session. It’s gotten so bad that I start to want to ...4) Please can you give examples of what less severe dissociation is? I feel numb/ empty quite a lot of the time and like there is a part of me missing. When in therapy my mind can go blank too and I literally have no idea what to say. I always thought dissociation was when you felt like you were... 5) I’m struggling to know when I should take a break from therapy? I’m very much a perfectionist which leads to me feeling like I constantly need to be bettering myself. Right after my sessions, I immediately start thinking about things that I need to work on and talk about in the next...6) How do I tell my therapist I'm missing something in therapy? I've been struggling with my mental health (mostly burn-out and anxiety) for a while. I've been seeing my doctor monthly so he can check up on me. He's very supportive and reassuring. I always leave his office with the feeling that...7) Happy Thursday! Why is it terrifying to be cared for? A few years ago a car crashed into the store where I worked. I was able to jump out of the way but was hit by a desk and sent flying through a wall. Everyone else was fine and I was able to walk out of there. I downplayed how hurt I was...8) I was wondering if you have heard stories of people ending friendships or relationships around their negative views around mental health? A couple of years ago a friend of mine was making fun of a celebrity who took their own life, the worst part of it was my friend was close to... 9) Is it normal to feel like my struggles with mental illness are immature and childish? I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety since I was about 12, and with the social anxiety specifically, my dad would get angry and say that I was being immature and selfish, so I feel like that could have a...10) How common is it to be victimized 2 times? I was molested as a child and then my ex raped me. She knew about my brother molesting me as a child however she still chose to do what she did. It’s hard to trust anyone. Even my own therapist. How do I trust again? Also how do I stop feeling...My new book TRAUMATIZED is available for preorder! Order your copy today https://geni.us/Bfak0jSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/katimorton)

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