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Re: Increased therapy making me worse (I think) Aphrodite

Posted by Dinah on June 20, 2004, at 20:10:58

In reply to Re: Increased therapy making me worse (I think) Dinah, posted by Aphrodite on June 20, 2004, at 20:03:20

I've heard of more formal rituals, meditation or imagery. My own is highly informal. If it's been a rough session (and they aren't all), about ten minutes before the end I introduce a light subject and he follows my lead to aquaintance-type chit chat. I don't know that that's an approved therapeutic technique as it often involves superficial self disclosure on his part, but it seems to suit me well.

Also, when I'm not feeling so good, I ask him if everything is going to be ok. It's not a question he likes and not one he likes to answer, but we hammered out a compromise on it. He realizes it's important for me to ask and have answered so he answers yes with as much positive energy as he can muster. And I in turn mention the ways I'll help to make it ok. Oh, and he always closes with telling me I can call him if I need him.

Very informal, but relatively effective most of the time. The rest of the time I have my involuntary naps. I wish I could teach you those, as they are enormously effective. But my neurologist says they're narcolepsy. If I find out after my sleep study that they aren't, I'll try to explain how I bring them on.

 

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