bad day and CBT

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I've just had first proper session of CBT today and was feeling pretty stressed about it, and feel even worse after it. I know what the therapist says makes sense, but if only it was so easy to retrain your brain to think the way "normal" folk do.

Anyone got good stories to tell from having CBT after suffering anxiety/depression for long time?

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    Bless u Hun not sounding good that u feel worse after cbt .. What did he say to u as u know I am currently waiting to start this xx
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      I think half of it is u have to believe it will I know it prob all seems like just words but maybe give it ago and see what happens it can't hurt can it . I'm starting to think the only thing that kinda works is mind over matter although that is really difficult isn't it .. Sorry that u are feeling bad x
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    Hi. I have done cbt a few times and I have to say it's super hard. You basically have to take no notice of your thoughts and don't apply meaning. The thoughts eventually go but you have to feel the anxiety that will bring. I must say you should give it a go. It's really hard but worth the results. 
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      Thanks socks, am totally committed to it, but our local NHS only offer 5 sessions of it, one of those being the initial consultation! Think may need pay for some private sessions to help with 20 odd years worth of anxiety to get round
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    The first week of my 8 sessions i did feel very emotional and panic attacks increased a little but only because it just seemed to bring everything to the surface i was trying to not think about...it won't do you any harm and it takes longer with some people to change their way of thinking. I think 5 sessions is not really enough
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    It's hard isn't it. You feel daft telling a stranger about your neuroses. I wanted to run from the room on my first session, I couldn't grasp what she was asking of me. She kept trying to change tack;

    "so what will we see that's different about you if you dont have anxiety?"

    erm..I said well nothing because I hide it well anyway...I don't think she was the best therapist for me, I found her judgemental & it waqsn't what I thought it was. I bought myself CBT for dummies & have a few other books based around it. I hope your session work out! 

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