I know that delaying is often used more in traditional CBT than ERP but I have found this helpful on many occasions. I’ll have a troubling thought come up and I am just bursting to share it and get it out there – everything inside me is buzzing and urging me to give in.
It is often here that I say ‘If this is till bothering me tomorrow morning, I’ll revisit it.’ In 90% of cases, I have either let it go or forgotten about it and as you know, that is sometimes seemingly impossible to do. I think it’s an acknowledgement that you feel in distress but also placing some boundaries around its insistence.
I’d love to know how you get on with this – whether you’ve used it before or have yet to try it out.