#72 "Why is it physically so hard to talk about trauma?"

To pre-order your copy of Kati's new book TRAUMATIZED visit https://geni.us/Bfak0jAsk Kati Anything ep.72 audience questions:1) I was wondering if a therapist would know if their patient isn't feeling that great or something's bothering them or their anxiety is a bit high... 2) Are therapists faking themselves in sessions? My therapist told me that she adapts to each client and is more mindful... 3) Can you please talk about why it’s physically so hard to talk about trauma? I want to try to talk through things in therapy, but I find that it’s physically hard to get...4) Can you talk about chronic loneliness and what it is? I thought I had social anxiety, and maybe I do, but it's this feeling of being unconnected that has me feeling hollow...5) I was wondering what inspired you to become a therapist? Specifically what made you want to focus on eating disorders and most recently trauma? 6) I’m always so distracted by what my therapist is typing or writing when I’m speaking. I know she’s just doing her job and that whatever notes she’s taking are probably pretty clinical...7) Do you have any tips on how to force yourself to do the work? For example, lately I have been wanting to try journaling, emotion charts, and reading more self help books...8) There have been a few times my therapist has overstepped in our relationship but instead of bringing these things up with her like I know I should, I actually find myself liking them and...9) Is it possible to dissociate for extended periods? I had a major triggering event last summer and the entire last year is a blur. It’s almost as if someone else lived my life for the past...10) Can mental illnesses ever be a choice? I often feel as if I have chosen my eating disorder, because when I was about 12 years old and really unhappy...Video version of episodes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfwKati's Amazon Suggestions https://www.amazon.com/shop/katimortonONLINE THERAPYI do not currently offer online therapy.  My sponsor BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor, please visit: https://betterhelp.com/katiPATREON  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/k --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/support

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