How do we change our Avoidant behavior?

I do not have the answer.

Exposure therapy allowed me to navigate situations that were near impossible before.

Just because I can navigate these events, does not mean I have any desire to be there.

They are anxiety-filled, painful events for me.

If you are afraid of something, do you feel well-being is facing this fear?

How many people afraid of flying get on an airplane? How often should they fly to conquer their fear?

Is Avoidance good for them?

Many of us avoid people like others avoid flying, closed spaces, or heights.

So how do we not avoid what is emotionally painful for us?

No words will ever take away someone’s fear of getting on that airplane.

How do we trust again?

Has anyone learned to enjoy what they avoided because of Ptsd

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rudid96 on July 26, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    I can work at rebuilding trust, but in this lifetime, I don’t believe I’ll ever be able to give myself over to complete trust. Heck, I can’t even handle EMDR because it involves trusting the therapist too much.

  2. Trust is a difficult thing for me

    I have not been able to trust or stop avoiding or building desire to be at social events

    Have you been able to enjoy socializing?

    Has going to events, navigating them, grown your desire to attach and trust

    Not trusting your therapist to do EMDR

    That is mistrust at a whole different level

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