The Dendrocracy of Fruit and thorn ([personal profile] sithjawa) wrote in [personal profile] azurelunatic 2017-02-14 09:46 pm (UTC)

Thank you. I've been poking around thoughts similar to this lately - I believe I could theoretically do CBT w/ a trusted professional, if I met a professional I could trust to a very high degree, but the basic framing/concept behind CBT comes across to me as gaslighting. It isn't that I don't have cognitive distortions (even ones I'm aware are exactly that), but if somebody is going to poke around in my head *looking for evidence that my brain is distorting things,* I have to trust them to be *not looking for a way to gaslight me and blame all my woes on me in order to excuse the rest of society,* and that just is not an easy trust to win, considering.

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