As exposure therapy for my driving ptsd, I've started taking day trips by myself, going father and longer each time. I go to post offices and mail myself a postcard with an encouraging quote on it. Each postcard with a postmark from outside my metro area is like a trophy reminding me that I am capable of overcoming this.
From the Postsecret project (taken from their Instagram),
That is great, and brave, and such a good and dear idea as an exposure therapy!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing, my neighbours' (grownup) daughter has had fear of driving (she does drive, now, at least to/from her parents, because she moved 150 kms from here and public transport lines between her and her parents aren't that well). I will tell her this suggestion, I guess she'll like to hear how others overcame their fear/ptsd.
Although I have no fear of driving, I dislike it. Maybe I should try it too... :)Delete
And thank you for sharing the link to Postsecret's instagram, did you know that I didn't discover it yet until now?ReplyDelete
But... didn't you know the Postsecret blog? I can't believe that. I've been reading it for ages!Delete
Believe it or not: I didn't know the blog either!Delete
I have bought the Post secret book some years ago, and I've seen the accompanying website then, but to know that there is a continuous blog is new for me :-)
This is so heartwarming to read.ReplyDelete
This is a wonderful post secret. And who would have thought that sending postcards would be therapeutic in this way?ReplyDelete
I found this just fascinating.Delete