I noticed, after reviewing our posts, that your symptoms and recoveries are getting shorter with time. Hopefully your “fear goggles” aren’t masking your perception of progress, since you are progressing.
With your good listener in your court, you’ll advance more quickly with homework, and the program is a good complement to any CBT practising-professional.
The fact that you realize that there is a cycle, and that you are part of feeding or diminishing the cycle is a great source of encouragement to you, I hope. Keep choosing to diminish them and you’ll get a greater sense of control, incrementally. Breakthroughs happen too!
I find it hard to learn when my mood isn’t optimum, but you show you’re absorbing the basics of CBT.
By building on each other’s successes, we’ll be able to work on our CBT homework and enjoy spring like the two nesting birds in your profile, for many different seasons and other fun activities.