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Re: Camp Comfort madeline

Posted by fallsfall on August 9, 2005, at 9:34:09

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort, posted by madeline on August 9, 2005, at 7:38:09

Here at Camp Comfort we don't have to put up with "rude". Things are arranged however you need them to be to make you the most comfortable. You can do things to distract yourself, or not do things to feel peaceful. You can talk to us, or there are special staff members who will talk to you if you want.

I think I'll go swing on the swings for a bit. Wanna come?

My therapist is back, but somehow, I don't really want to leave Camp Comfort yet.

 

Re: Camp Comfort gardenergirl

Posted by AuntieMel on August 9, 2005, at 9:45:19

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort, posted by gardenergirl on August 8, 2005, at 23:22:26

One hot stone massage on it's way. Complete with aromatherapy. Do you like fresh lavender buds?

 

Re: Camp Comfort AuntieMel

Posted by gardenergirl on August 9, 2005, at 15:29:52

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort gardenergirl, posted by AuntieMel on August 9, 2005, at 9:45:19

Oh my, yes.

Thanks,
gg

 

Re: Camp Comfort

Posted by madeline on August 9, 2005, at 19:40:38

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort madeline, posted by fallsfall on August 9, 2005, at 9:34:09

I would love to go on the swings with you. WHEE!

I think one of the reasons that I miss my T so much is that he makes me feel a little less like a freak. I had lunch with two of my peers today and they were just chatting away about their lives, online dating etc...

I felt so alone. I mean what could I contribute "Crushing depression and borderline personality disorder" don't really look that great on an online profile. But i can go to my therapist and just for a little bit, talk about things that I want to talk about and not be judged or ridiculed.

I miss that.

 

Re: Camp Comfort

Posted by madeline on August 10, 2005, at 20:16:59

In reply to Camp Comfort, posted by fallsfall on July 22, 2005, at 10:57:40

well, today would have been therapy day and I'm sad. I really miss my doc and wish he were here, but I know he deserves a vacation from all of us demanding patients.
He has gone out of town before - including a 3 week trip to Italy - and I haven't missed him at all, but this time for a one week trip I'm just really sad.
I just found out that my insurance is going to cover part of my therapy and I know he will be thrilled, but I guess I have to wait to tell him.

Anyway, I'm just listening to some music and trying to keep my chin up.

I guess it is good that I feel SOMETHING about his absence.

 

Re: Camp Comfort madeline

Posted by gardenergirl on August 10, 2005, at 22:39:30

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort, posted by madeline on August 10, 2005, at 20:16:59

Sorry you are missing your T. And yes, it's good you feel something, as it shows you are connected. That's good for therapy.

Sigh, I'm feeling more depressed, so I may not be much fun to hang around with at Camp. Maybe I need a Camp visit from my pdoc to check my meds?

Or just some good ol' fashioned fun.

Swinging is a good start. And then maye coloring?

gg

 

Re: Camp Comfort gardenergirl

Posted by daisym on August 10, 2005, at 23:13:07

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort madeline, posted by gardenergirl on August 10, 2005, at 22:39:30

I bought a Flintstone coloring book over the weekend. I'll share. I don't need camp comfort because my therapist is away. I just need it. Is that OK?

 

Re: Camp Comfort

Posted by fallsfall on August 11, 2005, at 8:10:09

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort madeline, posted by gardenergirl on August 10, 2005, at 22:39:30

We'll hang around with you even if you aren't much fun - that's the Camp Comfort way.

I have started scheduling an appointment with my Pdoc during my therapist's vacation. So at least I can go see SOMEONE. Both my therapist and my pdoc encourage this. I would encourage making appointments with other professionals during therapy vacations - Dr., lawyer, financial person, masseusse, hair dresser, anyone who takes care of you.

If you think your meds need adjusting, make the appointment!

In the meantime, don't crayons smell really good?

 

Re: Camp Comfort madeline

Posted by fallsfall on August 11, 2005, at 8:14:03

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort, posted by madeline on August 10, 2005, at 20:16:59

Sometimes I think about it like this: If I can make it through his vacation without falling apart, it is a gift to him. My gift is letting him have the time off for himself. They give so much of themselves to us, I figure it is fair to give them a vacation. That doesn't necessarily make it any easier, but it does give me motivation to get through the time.

If you read earlier in this thread, I would hold his picture while I slept... You might like one of the nightshirts with a picture of your therapist on the front?

I'll bring my guitar and we can sing folk songs around a campfire if you want.

 

Re: Camp Comfort daisym

Posted by fallsfall on August 11, 2005, at 8:15:18

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort gardenergirl, posted by daisym on August 10, 2005, at 23:13:07

I'm still here, too...

I know some PP&M songs on my guitar, do you want to come to the campfire tonight?

 

Re: Camp Comfort fallsfall

Posted by AuntieMel on August 11, 2005, at 9:47:04

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort daisym, posted by fallsfall on August 11, 2005, at 8:15:18

Can we have a hayride?

The meteors are at their best right now. A hayride, some PP&M and meteors sound like fun.

I'll bring lemonade.

 

Re: Camp Comfort AuntieMel

Posted by gardenergirl on August 11, 2005, at 10:44:01

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort fallsfall, posted by AuntieMel on August 11, 2005, at 9:47:04

I'll bring snickerdoodles.

Sounds like lots of fun.

gg

 

Re: Camp Comfort

Posted by rubenstein on August 11, 2005, at 10:47:45

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort AuntieMel, posted by gardenergirl on August 11, 2005, at 10:44:01

Can I join the camp? 2 and a half weeks....I am not sure if I can make it. And we just had a really good session. I finally opened up. Damn August!!

Rach

 

Re: Camp Comfort AuntieMel

Posted by fallsfall on August 11, 2005, at 11:00:06

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort fallsfall, posted by AuntieMel on August 11, 2005, at 9:47:04

Sounds good to me!

 

Re: Camp Comfort rubenstein

Posted by fallsfall on August 11, 2005, at 11:03:06

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort, posted by rubenstein on August 11, 2005, at 10:47:45

Welcome to Camp Comfort!

Hopefully you will be able to hold the "good session" feeling as a reminder of how things can go well - something worth waiting for.

Pick out a bunk, and then come down to see if you want to join any of the activities, or if you just want to relax. I think we have coloring and swinging going on most of the day. There are plans for a hayride to see the meteors, and a campfire. You can also suggest your own activities. And meals are heavenly here - you can get whatever you want!

I suppose we need a camp song now...

 

Re: Camp Comfort

Posted by AuntieMel on August 12, 2005, at 9:54:59

In reply to Re: Camp Comfort rubenstein, posted by fallsfall on August 11, 2005, at 11:03:06

Camp song - I nominate "From a Distance"

It always helps me put things in perspective.

From a distance the world looks blue and green,
And the snow-capped mountains white
From a distance the ocean meets the stream,
And the eagle takes to flight
From a distance, there is harmony,
And it echoes through the land
It's the voice of hope, it's the voice of peace,
It's the voice of every man

From a distance we all have enough,
And no one is in need
And there are no guns, no bombs, and no disease,
No hungry mouths to feed

 

Camp Comfort....

Posted by JLynn on August 18, 2005, at 23:01:52

Just wondering if there are any openings left at Camp Comfort? I won't see my T for 2 weeks. I'm already missing her. I feel so silly and embarrassed that I often count down the days/hours until I see her again. I guess my feelings about missing her would be a good topic when she comes back since we have never discussed it. *sigh* I just have that terrible fear that it will freak her out or something and she will change towards me. Do you ever feel like therapy is just torture??? Not only do you bring up all these painful memories, but you also develop these feelings for your T that are so hard to understand and deal with.

 

Re: Camp Comfort....

Posted by rubenstein on August 19, 2005, at 10:20:00

In reply to Camp Comfort...., posted by JLynn on August 18, 2005, at 23:01:52

>
I totally understand what you are going through. I have a week and a half left and I too have been counting the days. I am afraid that I will have a crisis or something and he won't be there, and that things will be different when he comes back or something. But, so far things have been okay. I am just trying to take it one day at a time. Try to keep yourself busy and eat some smores!!!
take care
rachel


Just wondering if there are any openings left at Camp Comfort? I won't see my T for 2 weeks. I'm already missing her. I feel so silly and embarrassed that I often count down the days/hours until I see her again. I guess my feelings about missing her would be a good topic when she comes back since we have never discussed it. *sigh* I just have that terrible fear that it will freak her out or something and she will change towards me. Do you ever feel like therapy is just torture??? Not only do you bring up all these painful memories, but you also develop these feelings for your T that are so hard to understand and deal with.

 

Re: Camp Comfort....

Posted by Joslynn on August 19, 2005, at 11:33:28

In reply to Camp Comfort...., posted by JLynn on August 18, 2005, at 23:01:52

My T is on vacation for THREE WEEKS!

I don't have an attachment to her the way I did to my male pdoc, but I still miss seeing her.

Part of me wonders, will I go off and do all these non-recommended things, like a kid running with scissors, now that she's away?

She gave me a backup name, but I doubt I would call that person. So far, things are going ok in my personal life, so I feel ok with the break.

Personally, I think three weeks is too long to take off of any job, so there! I said it! I couldn't take off three weeks at my job.

Hmph.

 

rooms available

Posted by Shortelise on August 19, 2005, at 13:03:04

In reply to Camp Comfort...., posted by JLynn on August 18, 2005, at 23:01:52

Yes, I think, let me ask ... yes, there are always a few places at camp comfort open to the abandonned.

There is a room overlooking the ocean, called the blue room. Its walls are palest blue, the blue of the sky on a hot, hot day. The bed covers are more azur, a deeper, cooler blue. There is a small balcony with a chair and a table, comfy enough and a nice place to read or write; a fine place to drink a glass of wine in the evening and watch the seagulls.

There is also the yellow room. You'd share with another, a warm, laughing woman to whom you'll take right away, and who will take to you. It's a big room with pale yellow walls and brighter bedclothes on the two big beds. The bathroom attached has a huge tub just perfect for long, luxurious baths with a huge window that looks out over the pastures, and the gardens that surround the house, and the hills beyond. From the room, you can sit in big open windows and watch the hummingbirds gorge at the feeder below.

And of course there is the cabin, tucked into the back of the garden among the ivy and wisteria. Quiet, private and peaceful, the cabin beckons those who need the comfort of solitude, knowing that anytime, any moment, a short walk will lead to a warm welcome from kind friends.

Every evening, in the cool so welcome after the long, hot afternoons, we might sit and watch the sun go down over the ocean, and talk about the events of the day, our thoughts, the things we've seen, and how we've felt about all of it. In the twilight, we could sit together companionably, comfortable with each other and ourselves.

Do come. We'll miss you if you aren't there.

 

Re: pardon my naivity....

Posted by jadah on August 19, 2005, at 16:12:17

In reply to Camp Comfort...., posted by JLynn on August 18, 2005, at 23:01:52

I think I was in the bathroom when you all first started talking about camp comfort.... is this a real place cuz I need to check in... will they take a bounced check?

 

Re: Camp Comfort.... my room is vacant!

Posted by madeline on August 19, 2005, at 17:47:50

In reply to Camp Comfort...., posted by JLynn on August 18, 2005, at 23:01:52

My therapist came back, we had an immediate crisis, it's now resolved. Therapy really does suck.

 

Re: rooms available Shortelise

Posted by Suzy_A on August 20, 2005, at 11:42:01

In reply to rooms available, posted by Shortelise on August 19, 2005, at 13:03:04

Can I have a room?

I'm between Ts. Although I like my last T, I didn't think that we were making any progress in my treatment so I decided to find a new T. Insurance made me stop seeing the old T before talking to anyone else. I have seen a new T twice and immediatly felt a connection. But he is on vacation this next week. I'm going through a stressful period right now and have no T for 1 1/2 weeks.

Although I had some connection with the old T and it was usefull to talk things through with him, I haven't really missed him that much. I've seen the new T twice and I already miss him. I don't see him again until Sept 1. It really scares me that I miss him already. What will it be like after I've seen him for a year and he goes on vacation or when we finally terminate.

 

Re: pardon my naivity.... jadah

Posted by Shortelise on August 20, 2005, at 19:24:12

In reply to Re: pardon my naivity...., posted by jadah on August 19, 2005, at 16:12:17

I think payment may be preferred in bounced check.

 

Re: rooms available Suzy_A

Posted by Shortelise on August 20, 2005, at 19:26:36

In reply to Re: rooms available Shortelise, posted by Suzy_A on August 20, 2005, at 11:42:01

Yes, that is scary. I hope you can talk with him about it, be open with him.

And of course there's a room for you. It seems there's a room for anyone who needs one.


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