OK people, this is not so much a post, as it is an expression of incredulous disbelief at the idiocy that abounds in some treatment circles. And I just really need to vent. Bear with me here. I began an outpatient program today as part of my aftercare treatment plan to my sojourn in Arizona. I received my skills handbook along with more paperwork and handouts than I can possibly manage. Aaannnyway…..I was thumbing through my handbook and my eye was drawn to a simple exercise titled “Distract Yourself With Pleasurable Activities” in the section under Basic Distress Tolerance Skills. The exercise was to choose activities listed under “The Big List of Pleasurable Activities” (yes, that is what it is titled) that resonated with me as my go-to distractions for when I began to ruminate or obsess over something disturbing or anxiety producing.
OK…I can understand that..as silly as the whole ” Big List” thing is. That’s not what I had an issue with. It was the content as I got almost to the end of this extensive two page, four column list. Note the highlights….
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!
Sorry…I really have nothing else to say about this. I am literally speechless. 🙄