Blogs


Notices

Self Talk

Old 06-08-2002, 09:39 PM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Morning Glory
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Smile Self Talk

NEGATIVE COGNITIONS

I don't deserve love
I am a bad person
I am terrible
I am worthless
I am shameful
I am unlovable
I am not good enough
I deserve only bad things
I cannot be trusted
I cannot trust myself
I cannot trust my judgement
I am powerless
I am never in control
I am weak
I cannot protect myself
I am stupid, not smart enough
I am unimportant
I am a disappointment
I deserve to die
I deserve to be miserable
I cannot get what I want
I will fail
I have to be perfect, please all
I am permanently damaged
I am ugly, my body hateful
I should have done something
I did something wrong
I am in danger
I cannot stand it
I cannot trust anyone
I cannot let it out (must hide it inside)
It's not OK to show or have emotions
I cannot stand up for myself
I am different, don't belong
I should have known better
I am inadequate

POSITIVE COGNITIONS

I deserve love; I can have love
I am a good, loving person
I am fine as I am
I am worthy; I am worthwhile
I am honorable
I am lovable
I am deserving, fine and OK
I can be trusted
I can (learn to) trust myself
I can trust my judgment
I now have choices
I am now in control
I am strong
I can (learn to)protect myself
I am intelligent and I can learn
I am important
I am OK just the way I am
I deserve to live and enjoy life
I deserve to be happy
I can get what I want
I can succeed
I can be myself and make mistakes
I am or can be healthy
I am fine, attractive, lovable
I did the best I could
I can (have) learned from it
It's over; I am safe now
I can handle it, find help
I can choose who to trust
I can choose to let it out safely
I can safely feel, show my emotions
I can safely let my needs be known
I am OK as I am
I do the best I can; I can learn
I am adequate.
 
Old 06-11-2002, 04:14 PM
  # 2 (permalink)  
Member
 
Don W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Charleston S.C.
Posts: 1,461
Post

Hi Morning Glory, This is a great post. Congitive theraphy classes have been most helpful with my understanding the problem. I don't fully understand it yet but, some of the PTSD is learned. Because of past experinces I have learned these negitive thoughts about myself. However, they are helping me to understand that if I use the tools I can also learn the positive.
I am using I because I only want to express my experience. I suggest that anyone having problems with PTSD seek professional. There is hope, it will take time but, you can recover. Have a great day. Don W
Don W is offline  
Old 07-08-2003, 04:08 PM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Big kitty nose hugs
 
SkyIsFalling42's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Center of The World
Posts: 1,261
SkyIsFalling42 is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:07 AM.