ep.29 Coping Skills, Dissociation & Isolating | Ask Kati Anything!

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Audience Questions for ep. 29 of Ask Kati Anything!

  1. Hi Kati - can you please talk about ways on how to communicate our needs and hurts to our friends without feeling like an exposed nerve when we do it? I grew up in a family that was great at being practical but was somewhat terrible at communicating honestly and being open with sharing their feelings (I'm Russian)...
  2. What do you recommend for those who tend to isolate themselves when they’re feeling down or depressed? I push everyone I know away, and ultimately it...
  3. Hey Kati I am well into my 30s now but still, feel stuck in a very childlike brain. I feel very incapable of doing adult things...
  4. Hi Kati, how is it 'normal' to want your therapist to worry about you? I certainly don't exaggerate my issues but I just constantly crave her attention and it makes me feel heard and seen. It also just makes me feel like my eating disorder is more 'real' if...
  5. Hi Kati! I’m wondering if there’s anything I can do to stop having intrusive memories. I’ve always looked at past memories with a feeling of dread because I would always recall memories with...
  6. Hi Kati, what can we do when positive coping skills just feel too exhausting, too much, too uncomfortable, and too boring? I feel like there is so much I need to do to keep my physical and mental health and I think I really resent it. I feel like a lot of coping skills I am told feel like...
  7. Hi Kati! What is the difference between dissociation and brain fog? I often (most of the time) feel cut off from the world and unable to take in reality. I "zone out", especially when overstimulated, and I'm not sure what I'm...
  8. Hi Kati, can you talk about having an emotionally unintelligent parent and how that might affect us? I have been going to therapy for about 4 months now and know now that my mom is emotionally unintelligent. She can be very...
  9. Hi Kati - I'm a sexual abuse survivor who is currently in therapy. I've addressed the trauma, confronted my abuser, and gotten rid of the triggers that used to occur during sex itself, but I still have one nagging issue that I can't seem to get rid of...
  10. What does it mean when my therapist asks me to imagine or think back to something, and I can only think about the fact that I need to imagine or think back to something?
  11. Hey Kati! How do therapists feel when a client tells you that they are having suicidal thoughts?

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