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I second Tom's experience

Posted by siri on December 10, 1999, at 11:33:11

In reply to Re: "Therapy's Delusions" - What a crock of...!, posted by Tom on December 8, 1999, at 21:53:23

I know first-hand how life-saving good therapy can be. I tried a lot of therapists and found, like others, that they wanted to saw my feet off to make me fit the bed. So many were confrontational and shaming. Since I figure that most of my problems today came from trauma and profound childhood abuse, I don't see how further violence from a therapist will make me better. When the therapy fails, they all too often blame the client, rather than the method. I only found one therapy model that not only didn't try to do that to me, but was enormously helpful for this trauma survivor. It hasn't been a total miracle cure, or i wouldn't still have this depression. But what it did do was help me to experience and gently change the limiting core beliefs inside me that I COULD change, and now I'm accepting that I still have some biochemical imbalances that i need to adjust with medications. For me, and I know that everybody is different, I need both psychotherapy AND medicine. Neither one alone is complete. There are probably other good methods besides the one I found, but Hakomi has been a Godsend for me.
The article linked below discusses some interesting principles re how therapy needs to evolve. I'm not trying to push this on anybody, though- just sharing some thoughts.:
(i am loving these discussions!)

> > What a crock of shit. Everything the book refutes about the unconcious mind is pure bunk. I know why. If you knew what I was carrying around with me for 25 years unbeknowst to me, and what a couple sessions of therapy did for me, you would disagree with everything the book purports to "prove" about psychotherapy and the unconcious mind.
> I crack up when I see books or articles about theis type of topic. These people have expended a tremendous amount of time, money, and effort on disproving something that I know first hand to be true. I guess it takes one to know one... and I'm sure the writers of this book have no first hand experience about emotional pain trapped in the unconcious mind like I do. Ask someone with an identity disorder if there illness can be treated with drugs, and they would just laugh in your face.
> By the way, the writing is very persuasive, but there is at least one person on this earth (me) who knows its statements are truly a crock a shit...




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