Earlier today I had my first session of Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT). I’ve been looking forward to doing this after years of battling for it. For HRT to work I need to keep my mind open and be ready to change my thinking as well as my tics. We’re starting by concentrating on one tic at a time and we’ve chosen chest thumping to begin with. My first challenge is to record how often I thump my chest each day and I’ll do this the same way I did it this time last year.
I’m pleased to be starting this therapy after such a long wait. Whether it’s harder than the fight to get it at all remains to be seen.