#70 What is Touch Aversion? (plus 9 other mental health questions)

Pre-order your copy of Kati's new book TRAUMATIZED here:  https://geni.us/Bfak0jAudience questions1. How do therapists notice the non-verbal signals in their clients, what are obvious signals and what are less obvious signals? 2. Do you have any tips for people who feel like they have missed out on their teen years and early adulthood and would like to just be a teen again to experience what they feel they missed?3. Can you talk a little about touch aversion?  I grew up with almost no touch aside from physical abuse, and I have never learned to like touch - being touched or touching others. I do deal with MDD and GAD, and an avoidant attachment style...4. I get really uncomfortable and anxious in places with loud music, lots of people talking or basically anywhere that is really loud.  I also freak out and panic whenever I hear people yelling.  I have never experienced any type of abuse or...5. Any advice for talking to my therapist? I have a hard time saying much in general and normally only give 1-3 words answers, or just say I don't know...6. I recently started dating and I'm having a hard time communicating my feelings and allowing myself to be vulnerable. I did a lot of inner child work in the past few weeks and discovered that I didn't really get my...7. What would you think if a client changed their appearance dramatically in a short period of time? (Weight change, piercings, dyed hair, different clothing/style) I find myself...8. Is it normal to have conversations in your head with your therapist? You know that they’re not there but can’t help but to have conversations about different things going on in your head...9. I know I’m late so you probably won’t see this. My question is why can someone not cry. Personally for me my therapist has told me that I need to cry to help with the pressure I’m feeling. It’s so hard. I'm watching sad videos, listening to sad songs, think of all the abuse I was put...10. How to get the benefits of therapy, meaning how to get the most from it so it helps you?KATI'S BOOKSTRAUMATIZED  available for preorder in print, ebook & audiobook https://geni.us/Bfak0jAre u ok?  in stores now http://bit.ly/2s0mULyVideo version of episodes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfwKati's Amazon Suggestions https://www.amazon.com/shop/katimortonONLINE THERAPY...  I do not currently offer online therapy.  BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor, please visit: https://tryonlinetherapy.com/katimortonI receive a commission on referrals to BetterHelp.PATREON  https://www.katimorton.com/kati-morton-patreon/Opinions That Don't Matter! video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfwaudio https://opionstdm.buzzsprout.com/BUSINESS EMAIL linnea@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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/askkatianything/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/askkatianything/support

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