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My Triggers  are  My  Pets   Triggers:    Those  sights,  sounds,  actions,  smells,  words,  etc.  that  are  connected  to  an  automatic  internal   response  born  of  trauma.    An  example:    perhaps  a  typical  term  of  endearment  such  as,  “come  here   baby”,  was  spoken  as  the  perpetrator  approached  you.    Internally  you  had  a  sense  of  revulsion  and  fear.     If  today  you  hear  those  words,  no  matter  the  context,  you  automatically  feel  the  sense  of  revulsion  and   fear.    That  is  a  trigger.     Part  of  the  conquering  process  includes  identifying  those  triggers.    Then  comes  the  hard  work  of  taking   them  down;  because  if  you  don’t,  you  sabotage  your  healing  and  cripple  your  relationships.           Name  a  trigger  _____________________________________________.My  trigger  is  like  a  pet  (lion,  cat,     puppy,  etc.)__________________________________________________.  I  protect  it  by  making  sure  it     ___________________________  ______________________________________________.    I  need  to     protect  it  because  if  I  don’t,  I  may  lose  this  pet  and  then  I  would  also  lose_________________________   __________________________________________________.  I  don’t  think  it  is  possible  to  get  rid  or  lose     this  pet  trigger  because    _______________________________________________________________.       In  my  relationships,  I  am  easily  triggered  about  _____________________________________________   ___________________________________________________________________________________.     This  trigger  makes  it  difficult  to  ___________________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________________________________________.     This  bothers  me  because  ________________________________________________________________     _______________________so  I  need  to  ___________________________________________________.      

Tab 3 my triggers are my pets  
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