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Re: Daisy! I got a writing assignment! gardenergirl

Posted by mair on July 2, 2004, at 9:55:11

In reply to Re: Daisy! I got a writing assignment!, posted by gardenergirl on July 1, 2004, at 23:20:19

"Actually, I don't know that I would want an assignmment, except maybe to write down what the heck we talked about. It seems I often can't remember, even the important stuff. What's up with that?"

I see my therapist on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I can usually remember what we talked about during the Tues-Thurs interval, but I almost uniformly forget from Thursday to Tuesday, even if it was an important session for some reason, and even if I thought alot about it on the drive home. It used to sort of embarrass me and made me feel that therapy wasn't important enough to me to be able to hold onto the thoughts. My therapist has observed that when times are tough and therapy difficult, it's probably fortunate that I let go thinking about it so I can function at work and home without obsessing about things too much. She also thinks that it is sometimes a defense.

I've come up with all kinds of theories, but it probably boils down to just having too much going on in between sessions - and, of course, advancing age and generally tending to being muddled under the best of times.

I'm sure it would be better if I journaled, but it just doesn't appeal to me. My therapist takes copious notes during our sessions and I really hate it when she reads what I've said, back to me. I don't like to hear what I've said, and I probably wouldn't like to read what I'm thinking either.





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