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ep21 "Are nightmares after therapy normal?"| AKA

July 28, 2020 Kati Morton Season 1 Episode 21
Ask Kati Anything!
ep21 "Are nightmares after therapy normal?"| AKA
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ep21 "Are nightmares after therapy normal?"| AKA
Jul 28, 2020 Season 1 Episode 21
Kati Morton

Audience Questions for ep21 of Ask Kati Anything!

1. I wonder if therapists ever get ''desensitized'' to sad stories and get less empathetic after listening to so many of them from clients? Also, does listening to so many sad stories affect your...

2. I've heard you talk about how important it is to set a treatment plan in therapy. Can you give some examples of a treatment plan you set with clients, how you went about it, and...

3. Usually, after a therapy session, I feel great and much better than when I came in. But once in a while, I feel shitty and frustrated after a session because I feel like it could have gone better than it did - maybe I could've...

4. How can we learn to trust ourselves when our mental condition leaves our ability to get things done unpredictable and we have often said that we would do things that turned out to be impossible for...

5. Is it normal to not feel any connection with my parents after realizing that I...

6. Any suggestions on tackling a therapy session when I’m not even sure what I’m feeling or what is bothering me? I’ve been in therapy for about 8 months. I started after getting laid off, and I had a clear idea of what was causing my...

7. Is it common to feel like becoming aware of, understanding and expressing your emotions made things even harder and to miss the times you were able to just...

8. How do we improve teletherapy when working on trauma and dissociation? What are some things the therapist can do to ground clients during telehealth sessions and what are some things we as clients can do to stay present? I struggle with dissociation even in office and telehealth has been a...

9. I noticed this weird pattern about myself which - to me - doesn't make sense. Since I was in 1st grade I always found myself looking for trustworthy adults outside of my family, mostly females. So I ended up feeling closer to certain teachers than to my parents. Now that I'm an adult I see that I'm...

10. Is it normal not to tell your therapist everything right away? I know the more you tell your therapist the better they can help you but once you open up will they be upset that you hid something...

11. Are nightmares after therapy normal? When I talk with my therapist about things that remind me of situations from my childhood (it happened to be abusive) for the next few days I have nightmares about these memories...

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Show Notes

Audience Questions for ep21 of Ask Kati Anything!

1. I wonder if therapists ever get ''desensitized'' to sad stories and get less empathetic after listening to so many of them from clients? Also, does listening to so many sad stories affect your...

2. I've heard you talk about how important it is to set a treatment plan in therapy. Can you give some examples of a treatment plan you set with clients, how you went about it, and...

3. Usually, after a therapy session, I feel great and much better than when I came in. But once in a while, I feel shitty and frustrated after a session because I feel like it could have gone better than it did - maybe I could've...

4. How can we learn to trust ourselves when our mental condition leaves our ability to get things done unpredictable and we have often said that we would do things that turned out to be impossible for...

5. Is it normal to not feel any connection with my parents after realizing that I...

6. Any suggestions on tackling a therapy session when I’m not even sure what I’m feeling or what is bothering me? I’ve been in therapy for about 8 months. I started after getting laid off, and I had a clear idea of what was causing my...

7. Is it common to feel like becoming aware of, understanding and expressing your emotions made things even harder and to miss the times you were able to just...

8. How do we improve teletherapy when working on trauma and dissociation? What are some things the therapist can do to ground clients during telehealth sessions and what are some things we as clients can do to stay present? I struggle with dissociation even in office and telehealth has been a...

9. I noticed this weird pattern about myself which - to me - doesn't make sense. Since I was in 1st grade I always found myself looking for trustworthy adults outside of my family, mostly females. So I ended up feeling closer to certain teachers than to my parents. Now that I'm an adult I see that I'm...

10. Is it normal not to tell your therapist everything right away? I know the more you tell your therapist the better they can help you but once you open up will they be upset that you hid something...

11. Are nightmares after therapy normal? When I talk with my therapist about things that remind me of situations from my childhood (it happened to be abusive) for the next few days I have nightmares about these memories...

JOURNALING CLUB
Every Tuesday & Friday Kati posts a journal prompt to help keep you motivated and working on yourself! https://www.youtube.com/katimorton/join

KATI'S BOOK
 "Are u ok?"
http://bit.ly/2s0mULy

Kati's Amazon Suggestions
https://www.amazon.com/shop/katimorton

ONLINE THERAPY
I do not currently offer online therapy.  BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor. Please visit: MORE INFO     
I receive commissions on referrals to BetterHelp. I only recommend services I know and trust.

PATREON
https://www.katimorton.com/kati-morton-patreon/

Opinions That Don't Matter! (2nd podcast)
video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfw
audio: https://opionstdm.buzzsprout.com/

BUSINESS EMAIL
[email protected] 

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/katimorton)