Posts tagged recovery.

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How can I stop feeling worthless? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ

Facebook Friday!!

1. #KatiFAQ Hi Kati. I was wondering what emotional abuse is. I understand the concept but how do you know if you have been emotionally abused? Also what is the difference between emotional and mental abuse? I hope you answer this, thank you so much. Mallory

2. #Katifaq - Accepting sympathy? Hey Kati! I absolutely hate it when my therapist shows any sort of sympathy towards me, is this normal? I’m still working through some past trauma & it makes me super uncomfortable to hear her say things like ‘I’m so sorry that happened’ or ‘that had to be very scary’ or anything along those lines… Showing sympathy doesn’t change anything and it’s not like she could really ever understand how I felt/feel about it. In addition, it makes me even more uncomfortable to hear her say that I was ‘abused’. I know that I was, but I feels like I’m being labeled as defective or something. Can I ask her to not say those kinds of things? Or is it something I need to hear/learn to accept? Thanks!!

3. #KatiFAQ How can you overcome feeling worthless? Throughout my childhood I was sexually abused by my dad and my mum did nothing about it. I want to recover but I don’t know how to motivate myself when I feel so worthless.

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What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date.. and why? Share with me!! xox

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What’s considered sexual abuse? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ

Twitter Thursday!

1. #katifaq how can you tell whether your friends are ‘toxic friends’ or not?

2. #KatiFAQ How do I start with a new therapist? Do I have to tell them everything I have already talked about? I signed a release form that my therapist has. What do therapists tell other therapists when transferring a client? Thanks so much!

3. #KatiFAQ Hi Kati! What’s considered to be sexual abuse? When I was about 7 years old this person forced me to do some things.I say force because I hated it and I didn’t know what to do to stop it. He was only 4 years older than me.

We were children so there wasn’t sex involved but now when I’m in recovery I think that it did affect me more than I thought. Thank you! xo

4. #katifaq not sure if this will be in time but here goes. So I’m over a year clean from self-harm but lately the urges have been getting Worse, especially since a bad break up. Instead of acting on these urges, I’ve started to drink and smoke a lot more, Is it normal to replace one self destructive behaviour with another?

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Hi Kati! So this isn’t a quote but really a mental exercise that has really helped me feel grounded. It is from an article called “How to Beat Panic Attacks: 3 Simple Mindfulness Techniques”

“If, like me, you find that closing your eyes makes you panic more, open your eyes and start acknowledging your surroundings. Say hello to your hands, your feet, the ground, the ceiling, a chair, a tree, or anything at all you spot around you. If you feel like this is ridiculous, it is! Allow yourself to chuckle and have a sense of humor about it.

It may sound ridiculous but it really helps me remember where I am and be more conscious!

Thank you to Megan for making her video today!! It is in my playlist “kind words from others”

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MONDAY - New video release http://goo.gl/OUEsgM

TUESDAY - Tumblr Tuesday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/79fMfa

WEDNESDAY - Website & YouTube Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/CIp9b9

THURSDAY - Twitter Thursday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kL7ZjX

FRIDAY - Facebook Friday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kjYLeR

My PO Box:

1223 Wilshire Blvd.

#665 

Santa Monica, CA 90403 

Find me:

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Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/katimorton

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Will going to therapy cause me to completely lose my mind? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ

Website/YouTube Wednesday!

1. #katiFAQ Can you recover if you’re job focuses on your body? I am in professional training as a dancer, actress and singer and you mentioned before how you’ve had clients who did these jobs & found it harder to recover. Because what I do entails hours of exercise a day, is it possible for me to recover from my ed? I know that I need to in order to be healthy enough to fulfill my career, but my body is always going to be judged. Thanks! Been wondering and hearing conflicting things about this, which really upsets me because I know I’m passionate about the career I’ve chosen and would be lost without it xxx

2. #KatiFAQ What do you think about holistic medicine (acupuncture) for mental health related things, such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders? What do you think of it as a compliment to therapy, or an alternative to medication?

I know the World Health Organization recognizes it as an effective form of treatment for many conditions. What do you think I recently tried acupuncture and I think it was extremely helpful.

3. Hi Kati!! Thank you for all you do, you are just amazing! Anyway, I am going into my junior year of college and all summer I have been seeing the same therapist three times a week. I really love her and am making great progress. I am going to school in a little over a week, far away from home and I won’t be able to meet with her in person. We have planned to continue sessions over skype three times a week. I was just wondering if you think it will be equally productive? I am just worried because I feel like meeting someone in person is more beneficial because therapists pick up on little things like body language but I don’t want to switch because I feel so comfortable with her.

4. Hi Kati,

I have been referred to a hospital mental health section to deal with my issues by my psychiatrist. He referred me last year also but I refused to go hoping that I will just be able to cope on my own. The thing is I was in therapy a few years ago in CAMHS but she left when I was just getting better. I’m scared to trust someone again and I am petrified to talk& open up about where ally problems have come from (childhood sexual abuse from 8yrs-14yrs). When I let myself think about what happened its as if he is inside my head& controls me. I’m not in control of my thoughts or actions and am worried I will kill myself if I start to open up about it. But clearly going on the way I am is not healthy and I’m just getting worse. I don’t know what to do. It’s not like I’ve never spoke about it cause I had a court case for 3eeeks about it and had to speak in court and everything. (He got not guilty)

I want to get better, but I genuinely feel if I go down this route of talking about it all again I will completely loose my mind. I need your advice. Sometimes I think I can’t be bothered to fight anymore cause he’s already won xxx

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 @KatiMorton the greatest prison people live in, is the fear of what other people will think. #journaltopic Thanks Brent! 

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Eating Disorder Workbook

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My video schedule…

MONDAY - New video release http://goo.gl/OUEsgM

TUESDAY - Tumblr Tuesday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/79fMfa

WEDNESDAY - Website & YouTube Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/CIp9b9

THURSDAY - Twitter Thursday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kL7ZjX

FRIDAY - Facebook Friday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kjYLeR

My PO Box:

1223 Wilshire Blvd.

#665 

Santa Monica, CA 90403 

Find me:

My Website:  https://www.katimorton.com

Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/katimorton

Tumblr:  https://www.katimorton.tumblr.com

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I would really like your opinion on this matter. Please share your story or feedback. I recognize that this is not the case with everyone however I think it is something that should be discussed more. Let’s start the conversation here…

How do I overcome my apathy for recovery? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ

Twitter Thursday!!

1. What Is Outpatient Group Therapy Like For Eating Disorders I Never Been Their But I’m Going Soon And I’m Really Scared. Will I have to eat there? 

2. #KatiFAQ is there such thing as only having an ed at a certain time of day like at night? @KatiMorton

3. I will be doing really well, and then for no reason I will just stop caring about recovery, my goals and myself. Nothing that used to drive me before matters. How can I fight through this apathy? Thanks. 

Journal Topic: Thanks Millie!

“We cannot judge a song by it’s duration, nor by the number of notes, we must judge it by the way it touches and lifts our soul” –anon

This quote always helps me to focus on the things that really matter in life. Your appearance and all those little things you think you need to be perfect, don’t matter, what really matters is the way you lift other people and the ways you can bring happiness into the world. 

MY FREE WORKBOOKS:

Self-Harm

http://goo.gl/N7LtwU

Eating Disorder Workbook

http://goo.gl/DjOmkC

My video schedule…

MONDAY - New video release http://goo.gl/OUEsgM

TUESDAY - Tumblr Tuesday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/79fMfa

WEDNESDAY - Website & YouTube Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/CIp9b9

THURSDAY - Twitter Thursday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kL7ZjX

FRIDAY - Facebook Friday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kjYLeR

My PO Box:

1223 Wilshire Blvd.

#665 

Santa Monica, CA 90403 

Find me:

My Website:  https://www.katimorton.com

Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/katimorton

Tumblr:  https://www.katimorton.tumblr.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/katimorton1

Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/katimorton1

Should all ED patients be weight monitored? Twitter Thursday!! #KatiFAQ 

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Can binge eating be a form of self-harm? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ 

Tumblr Tuesday! Surprise Hangout! #KatiFAQ

1. Hi Kati, thanks for all you do for everyone. I’m sure you have 100s of asks so not sure if you’ll see this one. I was diagnosed 2years ago with BPD& dysthymic disorders & have been in therapy for over 5 years (I’m now 20) Are there patients with BPD that struggle with it forever? I feel like I’ve done everything, DBT, 5 inpatients, meds, therapy, but still feel like I’m always going to have this distorted thought process. I do have an AMAZING therapist of 4 years but I’m afraid I’ll get ‘dumped’

2. #katifaq hey kati, love your videos! Anyway I’m just really curious about something. I know that what your clients tell you is confidential, but can you, as a therapist, tell your own personal therapist something that one of your clients tells you? Not sure if that makes sense. But if a client tells you something that upset you, could you talk to your therapist about it? Or would that be breaking confidentiality?

3. #katiFAQ Hi Kati, my question is … If you have been diagnosed with bipolar what would the best kind of therapy would be? My therapist specialises in DBT but from my understanding that is most useful for treating BPD, is that correct? What sort of therapy/therapist should I be searching for? Thanks heaps!! Love your channel! xo

4. Oh goodness I forgot to hashtag my question ! #katifaq I’ll ask again , so the clinical psychologist I have to see weekly said I shouldn’t try an control my anxiety , I shouldn’t control my breathing , I shouldn’t clench my fist and I shouldn’t try an distract my self from the anxious thoughts , I just don’t understand ? What’s ur opinion ?

5. #katiFAQ why do ed’s often change? Eg. Anorexic to bulimic? Love your channel it’s fantastic

6. Hi Kati. I’ve been dealing with an ED for about 14 years and SH for about 8, but I don’t feel like I want to “recover”. Any tips?

MY FREE WORKBOOKS:

Self-Harm

http://goo.gl/N7LtwU

Eating Disorder Workbook

http://goo.gl/DjOmkC

My Video Schedule:

MONDAY - New video release http://goo.gl/OUEsgM

TUESDAY - Tumblr Tuesday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/79fMfa

WEDNESDAY - Website & YouTube Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/CIp9b9

THURSDAY - Twitter Thursday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kL7ZjX

FRIDAY - Facebook Friday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kjYLeR

My PO Box:

1223 Wilshire Blvd.

#665 

Santa Monica, CA 90403 

Find me:

My Website:  https://www.katimorton.com

Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/katimorton

Tumblr:  https://www.katimorton.tumblr.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/katimorton1

Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/katimorton1

#katiFAQ — Facebook Friday! 
Should parents talk to their children about their mental health? 

Are suicidal thoughts bad?? Website/YouTube Wednesday!! #KatiFAQ

Learn to control anxiety around perfectionism, a response from this video

Taken from this video where I talk about care taking.