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Re: What kind of chair .... Dinah

Posted by Lonely on March 17, 2008, at 18:44:02

In reply to Re: What kind of chair .... Emily Elizabeth, posted by Dinah on March 17, 2008, at 18:03:54

Hmmm, this is interesting. Except for a first visit that was obviously never going to work I've never attempted to walk out. Actually I've never walked out at all but did tell one T that he was not going to work for me after the first few minutes of the one and only visit and I wasn't getting anything out of it. There was no charge for the abbreviated session.

It's intersting to me to hear what happens during sessions and how others react. I'm wondering if walking out is appropriate at times? I guess I suspect they might not let me back! Also, I'm more likely to "fight back" in a manner of speaking (verbally) when maybe I should be more ready to terminate. Maybe not. Maybe I see the T as too much of a parental figure and don't dare walk out. This would make a whole interesting thread!


> lol.
>
> I guess my therapist didn't think I looked like a threat, because he didn't object. Mind you, he's enormous in comparison to me, so the threat is slight.
>
> I used to eye the door quite frequently (and visibly) in the first many years of therapy. And occasionally make a break for it. I suspect my therapist didn't know quite what to do. But he handled it well enough by never preventing my exit, and merely saying calmly that he'd like me to stay. And generally I'd pause one legged at the knob, and hear him out and eventually tentatively inch towards the chair.
>
> In retrospect I find my behavior quite amusing, although at the time of course I was quite distraught.


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