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Feeling the love again

Posted by annierose on February 28, 2008, at 14:47:31

It seems that I gravitate towards posting on babble when I'm disgruntled, angry or confused (or all of the above).

So it's about time that I write when I can feel the love in the room again.

After her Thanksgiving break, there was a 12 day Christmas break and then a "winter" vacation followed by my kid's school break. "Hello, I must be going" was the theme of my therapy. I was upset by all the interruptions. During this period I forced myself to tell her what I needed from her. Whether it was to hold me in mind while she was away, or to be nice to me during the session, or together figuring out where this was coming from, she reminded me why I keep working with her year after year. She listened, responded and reached out to me.

Prior to my kid's school break, I was not happy with something she said. She was acting protective in a situation I didn't want protecting. I called her before I left because I felt so unsettled. She reassured me. And when I returned this Monday I asked her, "Did you miss me?" She smiled and enthusiastically said, "Yes I missed you and what to know how the vacation went."

She has made a few simple reflections (interpretations) that have flooded my brain with tears. All I can muster is a "there are a lot of tears behind that" or "that sentence is so sad". Today I brought up those sentences and we dug through some muck together. I like how she just sat there with me with the old stuff and she didn't tell me to put it away.

At the end of Tuesday's session she said, "You'll have to remember that borimglkereo (made-up word) isn't about you." I replied, "Is that a new psychological term?" And she laughed, then nodded like "of course!".




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