Any one try exposure therapy?

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Has anyone ever tried Exposure therapy for anxiety? My therapist mentioned it to me as a possible method we might try, but I'm nervous. Any feedback is appreciated!!!!
04/08/2012
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kendra30752 kendra30752
Never done any kind of therapy, but that sounds like a very good idea! I had extreme anxiety, but have really gotten better this last year. My GYN prescribed me meds for it last year when he done surgery for endometriosis. They helped and I took them for months. They make me SO high though! Lol. I would have to take them right before sleeping or I'd be in zombie mode. I finally got better and haven't had to take them much at all. I would've preferred trying something else rather than meds, but it's all fine now. I can control it on most occasions. I would be scared of Exposure Therapy, but if you've tried other things and your anxiety is truly uncontrollable at the time, I would go for it! Best of luck.
04/08/2012
catsin catsin
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Originally posted by rawsonbr
Has anyone ever tried Exposure therapy for anxiety? My therapist mentioned it to me as a possible method we might try, but I'm nervous. Any feedback is appreciated!!!!
That nervousness is what you're aiming to eradicate through exposure therapy, so it makes sense that you have some.

Being exposed to that which you fear or fret over can be incredibly healthy if done properly. Once you see that you can go through it, you can face your fear with no physical harm and only the emotional harm that you are putting yourself through, you come to realize that it is simply self-established fear--you control it and you can make it disappear!

Good luck
04/08/2012
rawsonbr rawsonbr
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Originally posted by catsin
That nervousness is what you're aiming to eradicate through exposure therapy, so it makes sense that you have some.

Being exposed to that which you fear or fret over can be incredibly healthy if done properly. Once you see that you can go ... More
It makes sense, but I'm just not sure how it'd work. My anxiety is about being murdered in a violent way. I'm not afraid of death itself just the way I will die, so I don't understand how I can be exposed to it other than imagery.
04/09/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I've never tried it but it seems like if it's something reasonably safe to be exposed to it would be a good idea.
I could probably even use such a technique to try and get over my social anxiety if I did it right.
04/09/2012
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