Today I met with a psychiatrist and didn't like her very much but she did listen to me about my meds and I will slowly be coming off quetiapine (it will take about five weeks). I had a debate with her about why I don't want to do cognitive behavioural therapy. I have started Acceptance and Commitment Therapy anyway. I officially started it last Thursday when I saw my new counselor for the first time. I went one and did one of the exercises and wrote it off as hippy eastern spiritual bullshit, but over the week I found myself using the techniques on the exercise when I got in anxious situations.After the debate with the psychologist today, being the stubborn person I am, I decided to give the mindfulness (ACT) therapy another go so I don't get pushed into CBT. I read three articles sent to me by my counselor and a couple of criticisms of it online and pretty much the entire premise behind it is how I view the world/my brain/the way I would like to work through my mental health issues, and even though I'm not too fond of the slight spiritual feel to the practice itself I'm willing to give it a go. So anyway I've only been through each exercise once now, and I was meant to do them every day but I don't think my counselor will be pissed off at me.
I have also decided that I should write on this blog everyday, or nearly everyday because I have been really bad at writing since I moved to Wellington and if I get into this creative writing paper next semester I will need to have more practice.