1. flawed personality

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    The Countdown Thread

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by flawed personality, Jun 6, 2019.

    I figured it might be nice to have a thread specifically for anyone who is counting down to something. It can be anything from a job interview, publishing date, anniversary, holiday, birthday, due date, wedding etc. Whatever you're counting down towards. Preferably happy things, but maybe the occasional 'I can't wait till it's over' thing too. :)

    I will start with:

    My 15 months of therapy (DBT). That starts in 12 days.

    I also have my next trip to AZ, which is in 201 days. :D
     
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  2. Maverick_nc

    Maverick_nc Senior Member

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    I'm counting down the days until I can return to Colombia. (Or should that be leave the UK). The Latin American culture/lifestyle stole my soul a few years back.
     
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    I'm kinda counting the days until I'm free to return to the UK. I'm in DBT for the next 15 months first though.
     
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    I don't want to hijack your nice new thread with what is essentially a chat but where are you now and from originally?
     
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    I'm a Londoner originally. Been living in Ireland since early 2016.
     
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  6. flawed personality

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    118 days until my birthday.

    237 days until my eldest daughter Sienna's birthday.
     
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    I've got a new short story coming out this fall in one of the oldest literary journals. I don't have an exact publication date, but I am looking forward to it and having a little more money in my pocket.
     
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    Counting today, in 4 days, I'm handing in my short film! :D (It's a school project thing. First year: completed)! I've already edited and color graded my movie and today's shootings where merely some supplementally shots. Some more computer stuff and it's ready to go! I spat blood to make this happen on time (I was the screenwriter, the director, the director of photography, the cameraman, the director's assistant, the casting manager, location, lights, editor... the jack of all crews actually). Nonetheless, it was an awesome experience and I've taken valuable lessons out of it. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a mess, it was bliss. For the first time I really know that this is what I want to keep on doing. Maybe I'm not being objective upon the outcome I've produced, but I have to admit that I like it and this is quite ground-breaking for me, because I've never liked so much anything I've made. I believe that my next movie is going to be so much better with all the things that I've learned. I feel soooo relieved and pumped up. Soon, I will rest... and maybe go for a swim as well. :D
     
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    Are you going to tube it? Can we see it?

    I'm counting days/weeks/whatevers to see Malisky's film.
     
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    Oh, I will. ;)
     
  11. flawed personality

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    28 weeks until I fly to AZ! :cheerleader:
    I can not wait to get on the plane. I'm not a big fan of flying, but when the prize is so great, how could I not look forward to it? :love:
     
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    First DBT session next Tuesday. Kinda nervous and anxious about that.
     
  13. Maverick_nc

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    Have you had any form of CBT before?
     
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    I'm not sure. I did attend a group therapy when I was in England years ago, but I'm not sure what that was classed as. I've seen psychotherapists a couple of times too.
     
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    Well, you have nothing to worry about. One of the core concepts of DBT is the counsellor/patient relationship and ensuring that the sessions are conducted with an ‘ally’ mentality.

    (Vanilla CBT I’m not personally on board with in the slightest but that’s for another thread)

    All the best for your sessions!
     
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    CBT in 3 days! :eek:

    AZ in 192 days. :p
     
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    26 weeks until I am back with My Amazing Man! :friend:

    1 week until I see my court advocate for the last time, and say goodbye to the multicoloured drawers. :(
     
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    28 minutes until I can start drinking...
     
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    Hmm... timing is off. Took me 2 hours and 12 mins to make that happen. Was having so much fun at work I forgot to leave.
     
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    Counting down til I get picked up by the Goths on a Bus, to group travel as three coaches to Mera Luna festival in Germany.

    7th August. Countdown is 41 days if I'm right. I'm not counting today.

    I'm super antisocial; save me.
     
  23. flawed personality

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    96 days until my birthday.
    125 days until Halloween.
    179 days until I see @Cave Troll again.
    200 days until @Cave Troll 's birthday.
     
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    Trying to count down the days until I get to move to an ALF, the date keeps moving as I find there is some newly exposed paperwork standing in the way. Meanwhile, this place is starting to make me wonder about my own mental health.

    I know what the major "T"s for the body are, been through a couple of them recently, but what's "CBT" and "DBT" please? From what's been said here, I take it that that they are for the mind. If so some of the staff here may just push me into needing one of them before I leave here. As it is I already have checked in with a shrink who says that I'm currently in reasonable up there. However, he still listens to me when he visits here and I catch him with time to see me.
     
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    Traditionally it stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety.

    Had to look this one up, and is explained thusly:
    Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy tries to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. DBT may be used to treat suicidal and other self-destructive behaviors.
     

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