Posted by Daisym on March 2, 2006, at 11:36:27
In reply to Re: moving more deeply into ego state therapy » zenhussy, posted by Pfinstegg on March 2, 2006, at 8:56:56
I've kept a journal most of my life...and destroyed them off and on. About 15 months ago I destroyed the journal I was writing about therapy. I got terrified someone would find it, even though it was electronic and double password protected, etc. I wonder if there is a way to have these things self destruct. I was in an emotional state of crisis, beyond reach and reason. When I told my therapist what I had done (I was also quitting therapy) he said he felt like HE had been kicked in the stomach. It was around that time that we really figured out how important writing was to me and how much it has helped my therapy along. I've mentioned that other therapists don't seem to want clients to bring in their writings or read from the pages, I guess because they want what is real, in real time. But for me, what is real is on those pages. And reading them to him is like sharing really, really private pieces of my soul. I get lost in the words and let all the little parts write. And it gets ugly and graphic...He said he has always appreciated the depth of my writing and the fact that I'm willing to talk about the words on the page makes journaling a very important part of our work together.
Anyway...I guess that is a really long way to say I keep a journal too.