I found From one survivor to another on the Anonymums blog, this simple little exercise is so helpful and insightful. Try it!!!
We all know that crazy making is not only an abusers tactic but also one exploited by the family court as a reason to reverse custody. As Barbara Biggs said when she asked how many mothers lost custody were for "Mental Illness" reasons, "They cannot be all mentally ill". This is not to replace treatment by professionals, but just a simple trick a survivor did to thrive:
- Close your eyes and let all of your thoughts drift away until there is nothing.
- Visualize a white computer screen with the word, "Think".
- Hold it for as long as you can and count how many seconds you can hold this image for.
- For ___ many seconds, you were able to control what you thought.
Proof that you own the keyboard to your mind.
Feel more empowered now? I did! Go on, try it again and again, you know you want to.