My PTSD Post- I Don’t Know What To Say

September 27, 2011

 I Don’t Know What To Say
From Dr Jean Dzierzynski,  “This is interesting because it is really quite a common concern.  New patients often feel awkward and uncertain about what to say when a session starts.  Everyone has expectations and fears about telling a stranger, personal things about themselves.

It takes time for people to get to know one another.  A therapeutic relationship is no different.  Remember the therapist is as unfamiliar with you as you are with them.  We don’t know what things you want to talk about or what is troubling you.  You shouldn’t be too concerned about this because everyone feels the same initial apprehension.  

Though this PTSD Forum should not be confused with actual therapy, the same results might still be expected.  For most, posting will be a new experience and one that is unfamiliar to you.  The thing to keep in mind in not what you say nor how you say it. The real question is why you are saying what you are saying?  The answer is that you want to start feeling better and start the PTSD healing process.  Therefore everyone with an interest in PTSD is welcome to post.  You, the PTSD victim , your PTSD spouse who is also soon to be another victim if she has not become one already, your family and friends who have you best interest at heart who may want them to post their feelings as well.

We don’t censure your posts.  They are yours and you are welcome to add to them as you see fit.  We will not advise not criticize what you say.  For this to be an effective tool for you, you need to feel freeto write what you need to write.  If you will notice, no one but Dr. Dzierzynski and/or myslf will ever be identified so your PTSD post is confidential and no names will ever be shared.  Remember we are open 24 hours a day 365 days a year.  Sunlight is the best disinfectant.