Posted by mair on February 19, 2008, at 11:38:08
In reply to How does that make you feel?, posted by Daisym on February 19, 2008, at 0:19:53
Until I started in therapy, I never used the word "validate" to mean anything other than a process I'd go through with a parking stub.
What you're doing is good, particularly if you can adopt some of that in the way you speak to yourself.
On the bad side, however, years and years ago I started stuttering in therapy. I had never stuttered before in any setting. One day I was in a meeting with some colleagues and I started noticeably stuttering. Boy was I horrified! Thankfully, it went away.