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Does Anyone Have Experience With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Does Anyone Have Experience With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

My nuero told me i’m experiencing stress induced seizures on top of my other ones and he recommended this. If you do have experience, did it help? How long did it take for you personally to see results?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Stress yes I know this trigger all too well and the best thing for it is to eliminate it!!! Easier said than done but you are stronger than the stress. Go to a happy place. Make REAL FRIENDS. It can and WILL happen for you. Golden rules take precedence over our health sometimes. Treat others the way you want to be treated and if they can dish it they can take it. I eliminated so much BS out of my life and focused on being and doing better and it worked!!! The moment I started stressing again even slightly, I was having seizures during the whole stressful time.

I believe I had my last brain surgery in August of this year and since eliminating the stress before and after, I've been seizure freeπŸ’œπŸ’―πŸ™ let's talk and I can help you get through this. Happy Friday and Happy Holidays 😊

edited, originally posted 9 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member Thanks for sharing the name and value of that book!

@SammyJonesli You are absolutely right on the value of any form of therapy as long as you have a good therapist because just being to release all of that pent up stress and anxiety is a major help because too much stress is dangerous not for just triggering seizures but also causing heart attacks and strokes and too many other health problems.

Here is a link to the US National Library of Medicine explaining the wide range of conditions that cognitive behavioral therapy is helpful with.
https://vsearch.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/qu...

posted 9 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I can't exactly remember what my therapy is... but any therapy will assist. you will find grounding techniques as well as advice on things you are currently dealing with.

before I began, I was having massive stress induced seizures, but I began therapy and began gaining control of my thought process...

since then, I have been les stressed and less anxiety attacks which in turn has lowered a lot of my partials.

posted 9 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have Stress (spells) just about all the time, but there getting better. My Nero doc, said the stress spells are definitely sezuire related though, I just try to keep busy that's another reason why I got a job but I'm trying not to get over worked too.

posted 9 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I spent years doing EMDR and honestly it helped me alot. Basically it took moments of traumatic experiences or situations with high levels of stress and had me "replay them" and "reanalyze" them. There were a few memories that were also "reconstructed". There is no way to determine the timeframes it takes however because each person reprocesses at their own rates. Sometimes you will be triggered by something after you are "over it" and need to go back over something you never expected.
I've also met many therapist who have their own therapists because they dont want to carey their stress into your sessions.
My best advice is to verify you're comfortable and happy with the treatment options and the therapist or psychiatrist you're having sessions with. I changed mine a few times before finding one I felt I could benefit from. You may go to one you hate, but do not assume they are all the same. Every one I've met has been completely different

posted 9 months ago
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