Posted by LlurpsieNoodle on June 5, 2007, at 19:10:21
In reply to Re: To Linkadge + Meri-T, posted by Squiggles on June 5, 2007, at 18:48:46
I'm an advocate of psychotherapy (yeah, it only took me 6 months to realize it, but here I am)
> But to make an impression on the brain
> it would have to be long-term and constant.
> This is how children learn behaviour and
> language, etc. When they are adults and
> get therapy, it is rarely more than 1 hr
> per month or so.
I'm lucky because I am able to get 2 hrs of psychotherapy a week, and I have phone access in case of crisis. It's slow going for sure, though. Old habits die hard.
> Also, note how learning becomes more difficult
> as people age. The cut-off age for effortlessly
> picking up a language is about 12 yrs. of age.
> This is biologically predetermined stuff.
Some kinds of learning are available to even old folks like me :) It might even take an adult brain in order to really assess one's strengths and weaknesses and solve psychological problems effectively... perhaps...
> But as a palliative comfort i understand that
> therapy can be helpful to go through rough times.