I found a cognitive therapist. We are going to meet every week to talk about what’s going on in my life, how I’m feeling and how I am processing any stressful situation.
She has asked me to do some exercises during the week; psychotherapy homework.
I am supposed to write down a description of the situation that is bothering me, how I’m feeling and then also try to write down what’s in my mind. She said it was important to include my automatic thinking, that rather running commentary in the back of our minds that always has an opinion or interpretation about what’s happening and an implied or explicit judgment of ourselves.