- Oct 14, 2004
Is CBT helpful in learning to deal with the effects of childhood abuse?
janet, for me too the cbt at first was hard to do because it made me have to face what i was feeling. i felt it made things worse and i stopped trying. it's hard to get past that hurdle, but when you do, you will find that it does help.
try not to worry about this. you do have accurate thoughts too, not just distorted ones. the thought that maybe your whole reality is distorted is a distortion in itself. this is all or nothing thinking, and generally speaking, things aren't black and white like that. one accurate thought i can think of that you have is that you know you need some help with things, and you know there is help out there for you.If some of my thoughts are distorted and negative and wrong, then maybe all of them are and maybe my whole reality is distorted.