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Thank you for sharing that experience Alicia. I have also leapt in too fast with my enthusiasm and hasn’t gone well. I had a patient today who fortunately was comfortable telling me she spent her whole childhood getting gas lighted by her parents with significant abuse and the information I was saying was starting to feel like that. Validating that and understanding this information can sound strange at first, but she is in control of where she wants to go with it and it’s not dangerous, was helpful to avoid her getting upset.