I’ve been learning as much as I can about sz over the last few weeks and applying a technique where we create a mild trigger event and run through the automatic fear response which is traditionally shouting, blaming and violence. When it dies down, we then seek out the connections between the past and the present trigger that is representing the past and allow the subconscious to make those connections as small realisations. Although we have had the police around four times now due to the fear response (subconsciously she believes I am trying to control her as her parents did), I am on first name terms with them and they understand what I’m trying to do and what to expect. They also understand very well that I will get no help from the mental health services as they are completely overloaded.
We got all the way through a trigger event today without barely a raised voice so this is a big step forward even though it doesn’t seem like much. We also have some small insight now, I’m hoping this will continue to grow. She is now able to tell the difference between a delusional dream and reality which is an improvement. Yesterday I spent a whole afternoon with my best friend and no signs of mi. Things are starting to look positive for recovery.