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What to do in August?

Posted by Zana on July 4, 2009, at 18:18:51

OK. Here's a stupid post. What are other people planning on doing during August when their therapist is away? Please don't say take walks!
I am scared to death of the emptiness since I go 5 days a week. (Massachusetts has a parity law requiring biologically based mental illnesses be covered just like physcial illnesses so there is no cap on the number of visits I get. That's the upside of having a major depressive disorder.)
I feel like I am in a panic every hour I am in therapy, trying to get better faster so I can tolerate the separation. I don't think I can move that fast! What are other people planning to do to manage?
I'm worried!
Zana

 

Re: What to do in August?

Posted by Dewwd on July 4, 2009, at 20:15:15

In reply to What to do in August?, posted by Zana on July 4, 2009, at 18:18:51

Hey there! wow I had no idea that therapists arent there in August :) You know its funny, im 20 and i have a young therapist and recently its like shes become my friend. I told her that last session , i told her that in a way shes like one of my best friends. Then i mentioned that at times it seems hard to just meet once a week. A little while ago i gave her a sea shell, and i found a keychain seashell at home. So whenever i feel like i would like her to be there, i just look at my shell lol I guess its kinda silly but if you feel such a bond with your t, i find that that comforts me.
You know though, I find that my faith in God also really helps me. Infact, i feel that that is the reason im still a live today actually. You see, i find it so tempting to want to completely relly on my t, and sometimes forget that she has things that also make her sad. Its always nice to have a buddy to pick u up when ur down, but ive learned that even the best of friends fail me at times, yet God never fails me. Its nice to know that when my t is gone, God is never gone , you know what i mean?

Ive told my t that, and ive also been concerned about her, and tell her something like " hey, t , u know, yeah i got this prob , but hows ur day going?" we end up laughing and she reasures me that shes okay. So i can sometimes forget that were all human u know.

Keep strong though :)

 

Re: What to do in August?

Posted by Dewwd on July 4, 2009, at 20:18:51

In reply to Re: What to do in August?, posted by Dewwd on July 4, 2009, at 20:15:15

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! ( i forgot lol :)

 

Re: What to do in August? Zana

Posted by Phillipa on July 5, 2009, at 16:36:42

In reply to What to do in August?, posted by Zana on July 4, 2009, at 18:18:51

Zana hi I don't see a therapist. But still at least I can go outside in summer. Write when you can. Love Phillipa

 

Re: What to do in August?

Posted by Cal on July 7, 2009, at 8:25:12

In reply to Re: What to do in August? Zana, posted by Phillipa on July 5, 2009, at 16:36:42

Last August I bought a Donald Winnicott book as my Ts style mirrors his and just reading his words kept me close to T.

 

Re: What to do in August? Zana

Posted by fleeting flutterby on July 10, 2009, at 18:33:30

In reply to What to do in August?, posted by Zana on July 4, 2009, at 18:18:51

> OK. Here's a stupid post. What are other people planning on doing during August when their therapist is away? Please don't say take walks!<<

The T. I see is gone now, she goes on vacation in July. I've never missed anyone, so it's not an issue for me.(been told I never developed "attachment" when an infant) I think the T. I see just did something that I didn't expect--- she gave me a type of gift the last session which was the day before she left on vacation. Now, I see that "gift" in my bedroom and..... I find myself thinking of her! Isn't that something! I have always had a kind of "out of sight, out of mind" way of being, also a numbing feeling. I don't miss someone and I don't anticipate the reunion..... just...feel nothing. but.... now.... something feels a little different.....


> I am scared to death of the emptiness since I go 5 days a week. (Massachusetts has a parity law requiring biologically based mental illnesses be covered just like physcial illnesses so there is no cap on the number of visits I get. That's the upside of having a major depressive disorder.)
> I feel like I am in a panic every hour I am in therapy, trying to get better faster so I can tolerate the separation. I don't think I can move that fast! What are other people planning to do to manage?
> I'm worried!
> Zana<<

Maybe you can have something-- even temporary-- from your T.s office? that way you can feel a part of T. is still with you..... if your T. will agree to that.
I hope you can find some ways to cope and get through August OK.
best hopes to you,
flutterby-mandy

 

Re: What to do in August?

Posted by Zana on July 12, 2009, at 18:25:38

In reply to Re: What to do in August? Zana, posted by fleeting flutterby on July 10, 2009, at 18:33:30

Thank you for the kind and helpful thoughts. I have sometimes left something of mine with my therapist. Maybe I'll think of something to leave with him this time. Do you know the movie "What about Bob?" Maybe I'll just go with him!
Zana

 

Re: What to do in August? Zana

Posted by Phillipa on July 12, 2009, at 20:45:59

In reply to Re: What to do in August?, posted by Zana on July 12, 2009, at 18:25:38

Zana what a great movie I vote to do it!!!! Love Phillipa


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