Hi I just started doing the unlearn your pain workbook. The first set of exercises want me to use the ISTDP model, where you need to remember the events that caused painful emotions and work to reframe them. This is very overwhelming to me, not only do I have lots of trauma and memories after the age of 5 (I feel like this would take me 1 year to do just for day 1) but I also have a ton of things that happened to me before the age of 5 years old, that I cannot remember. My dad was very abusive, my mother and I were in and our of women's shelters before this time and very abusive in-between. Is it necessary to do all parts of these exercises to get better? Is there a way to release emotions without having to remember the actual events? I have spent many years now analyzing things that have happen to me in therapy, books, journaling, I feel like having to keep revising the memories is not helping, but is this just me trying to avoid? Any advice appreciated!