#69 Can Therapy Make Dissociation Worse?

Ask Kati Anything episode 69***  Kati's new book TRAUMATIZED is available for Preorder today!  https://geni.us/Bfak0jAudience questions:1. If you're comfortable talking about it, have you ever suffered from mental illness? I know therapists often say they know better but don't necessarily always do better...2. Is fear of crying during a session something that should be talked about? Every time I go to therapy I purposely don’t talk too much about things that get me teary or...3. How do you know what is the most important thing to bring up in therapy? I have so much to talk about, so much that happens in between sessions and...4. Can therapy make dissociation or any other symptoms worse? Is this just a part of "it gets worse before it gets better"? Ever since I've been working with my therapist on feeling more, I've started dissociating more intensely...5. What’s your opinion on personality tests like the enneagram or the Meyers Briggs? I‘m an INFJ and an Enneagram 4 wing 6. Also my love language is mainly gift giving... 6. Why don’t I want life to go back to normal? During 2020 I was struggling again, but I was able to get some help this time. But now that things are slowly going back to normal in England, and everyone is very...7. I have a question faced by many people how can someone  overcome the fear of left alone and also overcome the void of loneliness (COMMENT: this matches to my bpd symptoms and also to...8. I have been in counseling for about a year and half already and I can’t get myself to allow myself to feel emotions during session. Before and after session I could feel really anxious and like crap...9. I don't think my question will ever get enough likes so hoping it will be picked at random. Can you explain more about the differences between RSD (rejection sensitive dysphoria) and BPD?10. Thank you for your work! I hope you’re having a good day :) My therapist recently diagnosed me with CPTSD. But all I read about it online said that the traumas that lead to...Ordering Kati's booksTRAUMATIZED Available for preorder in print, ebook & audiobookhttps://geni.us/Bfak0jAre u ok?In stores now: http://bit.ly/2s0mULyVideo version of episodeshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfwKati'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.S --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/askkatianything/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/askkatianything/support

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