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A great stress reliever

summer
Dear Echo and Free on T, Yes, it would be good to have someone to talk to that you did not have feelings for. I think you are right that some Ts probably do not know when someone is hiding feelings for them....or they do not want to admit it. I wonder if it is a trip for them to have people idealize them. I do have a P that i see every 4 mo for meds management. He is one great guy, but insurance does not pay for therapy from Ps. He does see me for an hour, though and has been wonderfully...Read More...
Hi Shannon, I'd like to answer your question, but it's very broad and hard to get a handle on. I don't know, for a start, if my culture is 'different' to yours! And I'm not sure if and how those differences would affect a counselling situation or not. The thing about cultural values and beliefs is that they don't seem 'different' to those that hold them - they just seem like normality. Maybe if you have particular culture or situation you could ask about, that would help people to respond.Read More...

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summer
Hi Summer - This sounds like something I could use. I will check it out. Thanks! (And I think it was Echo who mentioned it a while back - thank you too, Echo!) SGRead More...
QueenGrey, Yes I can relate very well to this, and my T had the same reaction- "awesome" Let me teel you a bit about myself first. --- I am a Christian, and after doing my morning reading, prayer, meditation- I sit with my journal on my lap- with specific spiritual questions in mind (sometimes I write them in my journal) After praying for clarity, I begin to write. The results oftentimes are revealing. When I ask where this information is coming from- the answer is- "I am the one you call...Read More...

EMDR?

Hi, and thanks for this topic. I appreciate everyones comments. I am truly learning a lot. I tried EMDR after researching it quite extensively, but when it came right down to working it, I could not find a safe place- which is one of the preliminary steps. My T and I tried it a few months later, but It did not work for me, and I did laugh a little. I just think it scared me too much. I really like the idea of it though. It seemed as if it would help me uncover some forgotten- repressed ugly...Read More...
Thank you AG for posting the link and sharing about your journey. What you have endured is horrific and I empathize with some of your pain. It is a gift to us all that you are strong enough to let God use what you have been through to help fellow travelers. I had no idea this path wold take me where it has or that it would be so hard or take so long. I am absolutely terrified of what I see on the path ahead of me. The fear is great right now but when the pain is greater, I will need to vent...Read More...

ACT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Well, This is a long long long OLD response to this question but maybe it is still relevant. I went through a ACT Intervention for people with chronic pain at the VA (im not a vet but it was open to anyone). It was EXCELLENT and I am the VERY cynical type. It is a type of mindfulness, well it involves mindfulness but it is more active and radical in the sense that you work on reaching what you actually WANT in life along with whatever it is that is going on. For me, it has helped me make...Read More...
Slowbitz, That's what I loved about the book, they talk about the neurobiological basis of attachment and how we are hard wired to need relationships but they also recognize love as being at the center of those relationships. They deny neither the science nor what we know to be true within ourselves about our feelings. Really awesome read. I hope you enjoy it. AGRead More...

DSM-V

wynne
The everchanging labels in the DCM doesn't bother me as much as the ever changing views/stigma towards mental illness. That makes treatment very hard or impossible for some ppl to find and receive WizRead More...

STARTING AGAIN (SO SOON)

jane
AJB, It is not a sign of weakness to go to therapy; it's a sign of strength. It takes a lot of courage and fortitude to face ourselves, don't tell yourself different. I'm glad you had the courage to go back. AGRead More...

LAST SESSION!!!

jane
very good for you! i doubt i'll ever be done but oh well. i workin hard ya know? HB... i din't kno you in south africa! how cool is that? samyRead More...

decisions

jane
AJB, I don't think it's childish either. And I would probably call if I knew I could get a hold of my T or I knew he would call back. OWRead More...

Bad Dreams

russ
thanks for your feedback, AG. yes, the dreams can be disturbing because they're just so bizarre. or they can also just have a really awful feeling attached to them, and i'll wake up with that feeling. my therapist says that dreams are of our own making, but of course not the conscious "us." thanks again!Read More...

Mini eCourse

Shrinklady
I did part 2 this morning and do you remember in the Peanuts comic strip when Lucy would play the psychiatrist, and she would finally get something Charlie Brown said, and he would scream "THAT'S IT!" so loud she would do a triple somersault? That's what I felt like going through this lesson. It captured something I've been struggling to pin down. This feeling that imperceptibly I've moved and now find myself in a new place that feels like its got a lot more space. Awesome lesson. 'Cause I...Read More...
Hi Butterfly Warrior, how interesting...I couldn't agree more about touch. I think you might have missed Dude's post about the Little's who experienced touch with their T (it was another one I had erased). Maybe, if Dude reads this he can tell us again about it. Apparently, the touch really helped. The massage therapist I refer most of my clients to is actually trained in body psychotherapy. She does amazing work but you would barely recognize it as massage as she won't touch a body until...Read More...
Hi Antoni and Scott, good question. I thought about it for a while but it's an area I don't know much about. I know that we can split off aspects of ourselves from our own awareness. This happens for a lot of people too. This might not relate to you but I was chatting with a colleague Erika Moore, an RMT who does amazing work. She's a bodyworker who studies and understands how we split off in the body. She sees it all the time in her work. Not sure how the topic came up but she was...Read More...
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