Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 539996

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I've forgotten my therapist.

Posted by Dinah on August 10, 2005, at 16:27:53

Emotionally.

I've forgotten what he means to me. I'm not worried that I can't see him. I'm not looking forward to seeing him on Monday. I'm even a bit miffed at the thought of getting up early.

I understand intellectually that he is important to me.

I guess that makes me ineligible for Camp Comfort?

 

It makes you eligible for camp_self_comfort :-). (nm) Dinah

Posted by orchid on August 10, 2005, at 16:39:40

In reply to I've forgotten my therapist., posted by Dinah on August 10, 2005, at 16:27:53

 

Re: I've forgotten my therapist. Dinah

Posted by Poet on August 10, 2005, at 18:38:41

In reply to I've forgotten my therapist., posted by Dinah on August 10, 2005, at 16:27:53

Hi Dinah,

Every time I'm driving towards my therapists office I think, who cares, maybe she won't show up. As I sit in the waiting room, the who cares changes to (I will never admit this to my T) damn it I care. There's something reasurring about seeing her door open. Intellectual me disappears and emotional me takes over.

You're still eligible for Camp Comfort. I mean, heck, I was eligible last week. No camp would want me in real life.

Poet

 

Re: I've forgotten my therapist. Dinah

Posted by Tamar on August 10, 2005, at 19:03:32

In reply to I've forgotten my therapist., posted by Dinah on August 10, 2005, at 16:27:53

> Emotionally.
>
> I've forgotten what he means to me. I'm not worried that I can't see him. I'm not looking forward to seeing him on Monday. I'm even a bit miffed at the thought of getting up early.
>
> I understand intellectually that he is important to me.
>
> I guess that makes me ineligible for Camp Comfort?

Is it the thing where you feel disconnected? If so, I suppose the time will come when you reconnect. But I know it's a strange experience.

I think Camp Comfort would be just the right thing. A few Gregorian chants might help stir up the emotions... or maybe just a good long chat with some people who care about you.

(((((Dinah)))))

Tamar

 

Re: I've forgotten my therapist. Dinah

Posted by javableue on August 10, 2005, at 20:30:57

In reply to I've forgotten my therapist., posted by Dinah on August 10, 2005, at 16:27:53

((Dinah.)) I went through something similar recently, when circumstances meant I didn't see my therapist for six weeks; it is a really strange experience. Comfort may be just the thing.

On an unrelated note, I seem to remember you asking about the book "The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Building and Rebuilding the Human Brain" several months ago, and saying I would let you know what I thought when I read it. (I posted as Klokka then, very recently changed my posting name.) Anyway, as it would happen, I finally got cracking on the project I needed to read it for, and finished a few days ago. Are you still interested in hearing about it? If so, are there any specific questions you have?

 

Re: I've forgotten my therapist.

Posted by Dinah on August 10, 2005, at 22:06:02

In reply to I've forgotten my therapist., posted by Dinah on August 10, 2005, at 16:27:53

I hope that as time draws near, I'll feel something. Or even that I'll feel something when I go to see him. Or within a few sessions.

I did feel like crying when recording my July expenditures today and saw my checks for therapy. But that's not very definitive. It could very definitely mean something other than missing him. :(

 

Re: I've forgotten my therapist. javableue

Posted by Dinah on August 10, 2005, at 22:07:55

In reply to Re: I've forgotten my therapist. Dinah, posted by javableue on August 10, 2005, at 20:30:57

Now there's a coincidence! I had been suggested that book by Amazon itself today, and put it in my cart (before I recorded last months expenditures, obviously.)

Is it readable and understandable?

 

Re: I've forgotten my therapist. Dinah

Posted by javableue on August 10, 2005, at 22:24:42

In reply to Re: I've forgotten my therapist. javableue, posted by Dinah on August 10, 2005, at 22:07:55

Glad to have returned to it in a timely manner, then. ;-) I found it fairly understandable, especially compared with the other things I've tried to read on the subject. I remember finding some parts (those heavier on neurology) a little hard to get through, but bear in mind it's the absolute first thing I read on the subject and I was taking notes on a chapter at a time in a somewhat rushed manner, so it shouldn't be a big problem.

Hm. I think I had some more general comment to make, but I can't seem to remember it now. I'll get back to you later if I do.

 

Re: I've forgotten my therapist. Dinah

Posted by daisym on August 11, 2005, at 0:26:32

In reply to I've forgotten my therapist., posted by Dinah on August 10, 2005, at 16:27:53

I think camp comfort might be just what you need. I bet your emotional self is straining to get out a little.

One of the things that always impresses me about your relationship with your therapist is how well you can read each other (well, most of the time.)I have every confidence that he will be steady and calming as you find your way back to him. It might take a little while but you'll get there.

It might even be a good thing where you are right now. At least you aren't in melt down, count the days, mode.

I'm glad you are back from vacation. :)

 

Re: I've forgotten my therapist. Dinah

Posted by fallsfall on August 11, 2005, at 10:55:38

In reply to I've forgotten my therapist., posted by Dinah on August 10, 2005, at 16:27:53

Heavens! Camp Comfort is an open, welcoming camp. You are welcome anytime.

I think it may be a protection mechanism to keep you from melting down too much when he is away. Seems effective and important to me.

You will reconnect when he returns - because you want to, and so does he.

 

Maybe it's a state dependent thing

Posted by Dinah on August 11, 2005, at 15:04:51

In reply to Re: I've forgotten my therapist. Dinah, posted by fallsfall on August 11, 2005, at 10:55:38

Right now I'm not even particularly upset about it.

Which is mildly bothersome to me.

:)

 

Re: Maybe it's a state dependent thing Dinah

Posted by LadyBug on August 11, 2005, at 23:33:33

In reply to Maybe it's a state dependent thing, posted by Dinah on August 11, 2005, at 15:04:51

Sometimes I have to withdraw from the connection just to get through the vacation break. But hey camp comfort sounds like a great plan for you!! I'm thinking you'd have a good time there with everyone else hanging out!!!
I hope the time goes by quickly for you. When do you see him next??????
I need to call mine and make my next appointment since I've been such a stinker the last week or so. Sometimes I can't figure myself out. But I "keep on thinkin"....just like "keep on truckin"!!!!
Take care Dinah~~~~
LadyBug


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