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sugarcookiegirl

873d

does anyone know anything about alternative therapies? psilocybin? breath work? anything also looking for a new 🍃 deeler 😳

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    • birdbrain

      872d

      after poor personal emotional experiences with western psychology translating to therapy as a kid, I chose to hermit and do a lot of my own personal reading and study on trauma healing and the general brain. I picked up discarded textbooks from used book stores and found internet psychology communities, researched specific questions in neurology with academic internet tools and libraries, and then in college was privileged to go on to take some psychology classes. the independence of personal study makes me feel a lot more comfortable and in control, made tailored information eventually obtainable, and is something that I think helped me with my own situation as a neurodiverse individual with trauma. studying took a lot of unpredictability out of being a patient as well when I went on to do a little therapy again on my own as an adult. I think this is something people could do in addition to working with a professional in order to facilitate healthy discussions/orient the practice in a new direction that gives the patient more autonomy and specific care when stuck in the practice, and could let them create more personal opinions + familiarity. I think therapy can be healthy and see why professionals are oftentimes more useful for lots of people in certain circumstances but also like the autonomy public psychotherapy resources can give as an additional!

    • birdbrain

      872d

      after poor personal emotional experiences with western psychology translating to therapy as a kid, I chose to hermit and do a lot of my own personal reading and study on trauma healing and the general brain. I picked up discarded textbooks from used book stores and found internet psychology communities, researched specific questions in neurology with academic internet tools and libraries, and then in college was privileged to go on to take some psychology classes. the independence of personal study makes me feel a lot more comfortable and in control, made tailored information eventually obtainable, and is something that I think helped me with my own situation as a neurodiverse individual with trauma. studying took a lot of unpredictability out of being a patient as well when I went on to do a little therapy again on my own as an adult. I think this is something people could do in addition to working with a professional in order to facilitate healthy discussions/orient the practice in a new direction that gives the patient more autonomy and specific care when stuck in the practice, and could let them create more personal opinions + familiarity. I think therapy can be healthy and see why professionals are oftentimes more useful for lots of people in certain circumstances but also like the autonomy public psychotherapy resources can give as an additional!

    • geminirising

      872d

      Somatic experiencing! It focuses on the body before the mind. It’s been very helpful for me. I recommend the book Moving Beyond Trauma by Ilene Smith. Also art therapy and dance therapy. You don’t have to be “good” at either. I’m not very knowledgeable about psilocybin but I have tried it. Unfortunately, it didn’t do anything for me but I’d like to try again lol 🤍

    • Messymexi

      872d

      I would love to try psilocybin!

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