#67 "Is it possible that I have used sex as a form of self harm?"

Audience questions for Ask Kati Anything!1. I was wondering, do therapists have to like their patients? I always have a fear that secretly my therapist doesn’t like me, that I'm a burden to her and every... 2. Does someone actually “recover” completely from trauma or abuse that has occurred resulting in C/PTSD? Or is it actually having healthy coping mechanisms to... 3. How can a trauma survivor tell the difference between truly toxic behaviour and just human mistakes? Sometimes I'm wondering if people around me are truly toxic or if I'm just... 4. When I am experiencing the very low lows of my mental health I find myself in an uncontrollable deep dive into mental health educational content. I’ll re-listen to your podcasts... 5. Can you explain the differences (if there are any) between dissociation, the freeze response and panic attacks...6. Can you talk about sexuality and how that can affect someone’s mental health? I grew up in a strict religion that views homosexuality as a sin. I left the religion when I realized that I’m a lesbian but sometimes it’s...7. Why do I find it excruciating to feel my therapist's care for me? I don't like it when I make her cry or when she tries to connect with me or says anything kind...8. Is it possible that I have used sex as a form of self harm without even realising? I am 24 years old and a lesbian. I am afraid of intimacy with women, I have internalised homophobia from the environment I grew up in and a lot of religious...9. Lately my anxiety and eating disorder thoughts have gotten a lot worse. I feel out of control and I am unable to use the tools that my therapist has given me to...10. s it normal to feel emotions so intensely?  I feel like in a matter of days, I can go from self confident and sure of my goals, to major self hatred and using self harm to... 11. Do the urges to self harm ever completely go away?  It’s been 5+ years since the last time I cut, but it’s still the first place my brain goes to when I’m having a bad day....Video version of episodeshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfwOrdering Kati's bookAre u ok?  http://bit.ly/2s0mULyKati's Amazon Suggestions: https://www.amazon.com/shop/katimortonONLINE THERAPYI do not currently offer online therapy.  BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor, please visit: https://tryonlinetherapy.com/katimortonI receive commissions on referrals to BetterHelp.PATREONDo you want to help me support the creation of mental health videos? https://www.katimorton.com/kati-morton-patreon/Opinions That Don't Matter! (2nd podcast)video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfwaudio: https://opionstdm.buzzsprout.com/BUSINESS EMAILlinnea@toneymedia.comMAIL1779 Wells Branch Pkwy #110BBox #353  Austin, TX 78728PLEASE READIf you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call a local emergency telephone number or go immediately to the nearest emergency room.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/katimorton) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/support

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