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Extinction burst

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Lattelyric, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Lattelyric

    Lattelyric New Member

    I have been doing a little bit better the last week or so. I am feeling my feelings, dealing with the little pain that I have, and really felt like I was doing good. I am pretty new to the program and am still struggling with some doubts.

    Now all of a sudden I have new pain in new places. My finger hurts but it is a different finger than before. I slept on my neck wrong and it is hurting a lot, but it is the opposite one that has been hurting.

    So I guess what I want to know is how to stay strong through what I assume is an extinction burst. Any tips to stop myself from being dragged back into the preoccupation and obsession with my pain?

  2. miffybunny

    miffybunny Beloved Grand Eagle

    Look at it as a great sign! It means that things are shifting and your brain is attempting a last gasp effort to distract you because it still think you need protection. This is an opportunity to remain calm and convey the message to your brain that you are handling your emotions just fine. Just see it for what it really is and relax in the knowing that it will pass and it's harmless.
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  3. Lattelyric

    Lattelyric New Member

    Thanks! That helps a lot!

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