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Re: I hint but...

Posted by Lindenblüte on November 7, 2006, at 9:38:33

In reply to Re: I hint but..., posted by Daisym on November 6, 2006, at 23:15:01

My oldT would use movies to make a point, not other clients. Let's see. Over the course of a few months, Silence of the Lambs was mentioned in regards to terror, Monster in regards to the power of wanting to feel loved, Hannibal in regards to frontal lobotomy, The Matrix in regards to dissociative episodes, etc. etc.

i appreciate this approach, I just wish that he could have used movies that weren't so gruesome! Seriously. OldT has a dark and twisted corner of his mind, and I guess his enthusiasm for exploring that aspect of human nature is useful for helping clients understand that having gruesome thoughts is part of being human (albeit sick human!).

Dinah-- you have every right to be upset that your hour was polluted by another client. You should definitely talk to your T about it. Tell him that you appreciate his candor and openness, but that there is a limit to what you think is reasonable "sharing" and when it crosses the line.

You don't have to be the most difficult to be his favorite, you know? You may be one of his few clients who stands up for herself, or one of his few clients that has provided some continuity in his career, or the client that has the most colorful problems, or the client that has taught him the most. You may be his favorite for many reasons, not just because you're the most challenging, difficult, etc.

I myself alternate between wanting to be the most difficult (to be noticed) and wanting to be the most compliant (to avoid being fired).

I'm glad you shared these feelings. I've never thought about a lot of these things before.





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