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Re: Zeitgeist » pseudoname

Posted by llrrrpp on June 26, 2006, at 13:15:47

In reply to Re: Zeitgeist » Tamar, posted by pseudoname on June 26, 2006, at 10:44:32

I guess the reason why these topics (dependence on T, catharsis, dyadic) come up so often is because they are very natural to the client-T relationship, indeed any relationship.

For instance, I had weekly violin lessons from a woman for 3 years, and after that from a man for 4 years.

Dependence on Violin teacher to make progress learning violin, catharsis- learning how to do something musically, technically, and you figure out how it works and it's great!. and the relationship thing. My female teacher was a maternal figure. My male teacher was my spiritual advisor (he was born-again Christian). And so it goes with our important relationships.

I'm not quite sure that I've gotten to any point with my T where I have strong feelings about it. I'm very anxious before my sessions- like going to the dentist anxious. But once i'm there, I like my T. He's kind of like a professor/mentor/counsellor/advisor. Not romantic feelings, but more like feelings of respect and admiration. Catharsis- yep. I've done some hard core crying in my sessions. lost all my mascara on multiple occasions. Not dependent on him, but I did feel sad when he went on vacation 2 weeks ago. I was pretty unstable that week.

We don't do psychoanalysis. or strictly CBT either. kind of mixed and matched. He helps me figure out patterns in my major relationships and life events. Helps me interpret my strong feelings and confused interpretation of events. And generally helps me organize my memory. And he gives me lots of advice for dealing with difficult people and getting my life back on track. So.

Sorry I've only been in therapy for 3.5 months. I have nothing profound to offer here. Oh well.

I like hearing about other approaches though. Makes me think about relation between psychology and other things I study, like buddhism, for example.

Well take care all!




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