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Re: please rephrase that

Posted by Dinah on November 14, 2010, at 8:14:23

In reply to Re: please rephrase that Dr. Bob, posted by ed_uk2010 on November 12, 2010, at 15:10:49

It's been my observation that once a please rephrase has been issued, Dr. Bob sees it as a learning opportunity. I could be wrong.

Please don't get discouraged, Christ empowered. I think Dr. Bob intended his please rephrase to mean that he would like you to instead talk about your feelings and your experiences without any negative statements about the anti psychiatry movement in a more objective sense.

Along the lines of "I don't feel respected by them" rather than "they don't respect". The first is a statement about you. A subtle difference, but that's probably why Dr. Bob is persisting.

Another possibility would be "Sometimes I wonder if those in the anti-pyschiatry movement have had experience with madness, and truly understand its power." That's a you statement, but isn't accusing them of anything.

At least I think that's what Dr. Bob is saying, and he's probably saying it *because* it's part of a rephrase and he wants to make sure he isn't giving something the seal of approval unless he means to. If I'm wrong about any of this, I'm sure he'll point it out.

I hope you'll forgive me if I butted in where I don't belong.




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