Posted by workinprogress on November 4, 2010, at 22:30:28
In reply to Question, posted by Solstice on November 4, 2010, at 9:50:54
Welcome and thanks for sharing. It so IS all about the relationship. I'm glad you were able to find HT.
My relationship with my therapist and the experience of therapy is the single most profound experience of my life. It saved/changed my life, allowed me to begin to become myself. It's for that reason that I'm quitting my career (changing jobs), going back to school, and going to try to do this work as work.
And I am so so excited... and so so afraid!!! ;)
Welcome welcome welcome!
> I haven't properly introduced myself. I've been a member of the forum for many years, but I only recently started posting. I've been reading the posts for some time, and of course I've been through the archives. In a weird sort of way, I feel like I know so many of you very well! So it's like I have a one-sided relationship with members here - and when I suddenly decided to post, I didn't think about how weird it might be for active members of the community to see someone posting and acting as if they'd been here all along. I have, but you all didn't know it :) So I realized to day that I needed to properly introduce myself.
> I found the forum when I googled about very distressing issues with my previous therapist. I can't tell you how much it helped me to read about others' relationships with their therapists. It took a long time, but I eventually was able to extract myself from a toxic therapeutic relationship with a therapist who really is a good guy - but he didn't seem to realize how much I was being harmed. It was through what I read here, along with a new therapist (I was doubled up for a while - without either of them knowing), that I finally understood what I needed to do for myself.
> Anyway, I have a question. I joined way before the facebook/twitter 'event'. I'm sure I've seen posts explaining how to turn those things off, but since it was n/a at the time, I don't remember. How do I turn those things off?