Habit Reversal Therapy

Kissing Vs Biting

About six months ago I wrote about the return of a biting tic that I’ve had on and off since I was a kid. It didn’t stay for long last time, but it’s re-emerged in the last week or two … read more

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Madness and Me

I explained a couple of days ago that I’d been thinking a lot about psychological factors that influence Tourettes. Thinking about my own mental wellbeing has meant that some of my archaic attitudes have been exposed. For example I find … read more

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Mind Over Muscle

This afternoon I had another session of Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT). I’ve found the last couple of weeks of this difficult, not because of anything I’m being asked to do physically, but because of how it challenges the way I … read more

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Safer Stapling

I’ve been working hard at the exercises I’ve been set as part of my Habit Reversal Therapy. They’re designed to help me slow down my movements and I now do them fifteen times a day for five minutes. It … read more

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Finding and Feeling a Difference

On Friday I had my second appointment for Habit Reversal Therapy. During the session the therapist said he thought the muscle groups involved in my tics have got stuck with only two settings: relaxed (not in use at all), … read more

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Reversing Forward

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 … read more

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No Longer Sleeping Beauty

Yesterday’s dilemma is resolved. I was unsure whether to carry on taking the medication for my tics because it’d been making me feel lousy. I didn’t take it last night and today I’m feeling much better. So my decision was … read more

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Balance

The report from my Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) assessment has arrived and I read it with interest. It gave an accurate overview of me and my tics. I was relieved to read that my mood was normal, and … read more

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Dancing, Bedlam and Acronyms

This morning I went for an assessment to see if HRT (Habit Reversal Therapy) could help me manage some of my more damaging tics, like thumping my chest and hitting my head. I’ve had to fight to get the assessment … read more

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2022

A letter’s just flopped through the door from my local Primary Health Trust (PCT). It’s about my request for Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) which I’ve talked about before. HRT could help me develop strategies to turn some … read more

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