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Skype, divans and analysts...

Posted by wittgensteinz on September 24, 2010, at 7:14:38

I wanted to add to the conversation about skype but it seems best to continue in a new thread.

Twinleaf, I'm happy you are posting again - I hadn't realised you'd been blocked - people come and go from Babble (me included) - although I still like to read the threads here. I admire those who have the discipline to contribute regularly (Dinah and others) - despite my intentions, I've never managed to do so.


"traditional analysts have the camera placed behind the head of the patient, who is lying down on the couch"

Thanks for giving me a big smile. I might just have to share this with my analyst! It surprises me that orthodox Freudian analysts would engage in e-therapy in the first place.

My analyst isn't particularly orthodox - although his divan is not just there for decorative purposes. I've tried lying down just a couple of times but didn't feel comfortable (well it was comfortable physically but not emotionally) - much for the same reasons - no possibility to glance/peek at him, visual reassurance, nonverbal communication. Even though 80% of my sessions I have my eyes closed or averted, those quick glances are very important to me. This non-verbal element of the therapy is both comforting, exciting and terrifying (as I experience it) - and assumes a different level of intimacy than the purely verbal. I've never spoken about this with him actually - I wonder why?





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