Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 1047356

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Psychobabble Reunion

Posted by Dinah on July 17, 2013, at 10:03:35

I just went back to the archives of 2005/06 to try to remember the exact words T3 used to curse me.

It was so strange. Like it was me but it wasn't me. I wonder if people shed so much of themselves every year, and are never quite the same year to year.

It was also sad, of course. I wish we could figure out how to get together for a (virtual of course) babble reunion. Catch up on everyone. Does anyone have anyone else's contact information that maybe we could arrange a babblechat? I might. But it's probably old and no use anymore.

 

Re: Psychology - Babble Reunion

Posted by Dinah on July 17, 2013, at 10:06:09

In reply to Psychobabble Reunion, posted by Dinah on July 17, 2013, at 10:03:35

I meant specifically psychology babble, although I suppose it could be jointly or severally extended.

 

Re: Psychology - Babble Reunion

Posted by Dinah on July 17, 2013, at 10:13:33

In reply to Re: Psychology - Babble Reunion, posted by Dinah on July 17, 2013, at 10:06:09

Or we could use a better chat platform than Babblechat which has driven me away with its bugginess.

 

I could be on board for that. (nm) Dinah

Posted by gardenergirl on July 17, 2013, at 20:25:18

In reply to Re: Psychology - Babble Reunion, posted by Dinah on July 17, 2013, at 10:13:33

 

Re: I could be on board for that.

Posted by alexandra_k on July 23, 2013, at 3:06:21

In reply to I could be on board for that. (nm) Dinah, posted by gardenergirl on July 17, 2013, at 20:25:18

yes. i could do that.

 

Re: I could be on board for that.

Posted by alexandra_k on July 29, 2013, at 3:48:58

In reply to Re: I could be on board for that., posted by alexandra_k on July 23, 2013, at 3:06:21

well that makes 3.

when shall we do it??

i am flexible. time difference is no difference given that i keep odd hours.

 

Re: I could be on board for that.

Posted by Dr. Bob on July 30, 2013, at 2:16:42

In reply to Re: I could be on board for that., posted by alexandra_k on July 29, 2013, at 3:48:58

> well that makes 3.

+ 1 = 4,

Bob

 

Re: I could be on board for that.

Posted by Willful on July 30, 2013, at 13:46:47

In reply to Re: I could be on board for that., posted by Dr. Bob on July 30, 2013, at 2:16:42

depending on time, I might be able to make it, if I can remember my password etc

Willful

 

Re: Psychobabble Reunion Dinah

Posted by tabitha on July 30, 2013, at 17:42:56

In reply to Psychobabble Reunion, posted by Dinah on July 17, 2013, at 10:03:35

Dinah I feel the same way reading old writing. I can believe it was me, but it really doesn't feel like me

 

Re: Psychobabble Reunion Dinah

Posted by 10derheart on July 30, 2013, at 22:26:28

In reply to Psychobabble Reunion, posted by Dinah on July 17, 2013, at 10:03:35

Maybe.

Depends.

Guarded.

 

Re: Psychobabble Reunion

Posted by annierose on August 9, 2013, at 10:34:11

In reply to Psychobabble Reunion, posted by Dinah on July 17, 2013, at 10:03:35

Thank you for keeping me in the loop Dinah -
A newly happy and SINGLE Annierose :))))

 

Re: Psychobabble Reunion

Posted by Poet on August 9, 2013, at 11:22:36

In reply to Psychobabble Reunion, posted by Dinah on July 17, 2013, at 10:03:35

Count me in for the reunion.

Poet

 

Re: Psychobabble Reunion

Posted by Dinah on August 9, 2013, at 11:57:46

In reply to Re: Psychobabble Reunion, posted by Poet on August 9, 2013, at 11:22:36

Terrific!

Does anyone have a way to contact Fallsfall or Daisy or Alldone or Karen Kay or Emily Elizabeth? Just as an example. There are so many more.

Babblechat is iffy with lots of freezes and lack of refreshing, but perhaps we could experiment with browsers and see if any of them work. Or we could decide on a different host chat.

PC? Twinleaf? Sleepygirl? Would you be interested?

Dr. Bob, I don't mean to be unwelcoming, but I was thinking of this more as a group of us who had been in therapy together, and going through so much of the same thing at the same time. You certainly have been a topic in enough of my sessions, but it's not the same thing. I don't want to speak for others, but perhaps you could join us for part of the reunion instead of all of it? Some or perhaps all of the group would love to talk with you, of course, but we'd also like the type of conversations that might not be as easy with someone on the other side of the couch, so to speak, who hasn't shared our experiences.

 

Oh heck

Posted by Dinah on August 9, 2013, at 12:01:48

In reply to Re: Psychobabble Reunion, posted by Dinah on August 9, 2013, at 11:57:46

I knew I'd get in trouble mentioning names, because I'd forget to mention so many. I apologize, but I won't compound my error by mentioning more. I was hurrying to write this before getting back to work.

Please forgive me, and would any of you still posting like to come? Anyone who you might be able to get into contact with? Lurkers?

So many of us were on similar paths in therapy for so long. It'd be nice to bring ourselves up to date.

 

Ouch Dinah

Posted by HomelyCygnet on August 9, 2013, at 12:56:07

In reply to Re: Psychobabble Reunion, posted by Dinah on August 9, 2013, at 11:57:46

Please don't use the boards to exclude people. Remember junior high?


> Terrific!
>
> Does anyone have a way to contact Fallsfall or Daisy or Alldone or Karen Kay or Emily Elizabeth? Just as an example. There are so many more.
>
> Babblechat is iffy with lots of freezes and lack of refreshing, but perhaps we could experiment with browsers and see if any of them work. Or we could decide on a different host chat.
>
> PC? Twinleaf? Sleepygirl? Would you be interested?
>
> Dr. Bob, I don't mean to be unwelcoming, but I was thinking of this more as a group of us who had been in therapy together, and going through so much of the same thing at the same time. You certainly have been a topic in enough of my sessions, but it's not the same thing. I don't want to speak for others, but perhaps you could join us for part of the reunion instead of all of it? Some or perhaps all of the group would love to talk with you, of course, but we'd also like the type of conversations that might not be as easy with someone on the other side of the couch, so to speak, who hasn't shared our experiences.

 

Re: Ouch HomelyCygnet

Posted by Dinah on August 9, 2013, at 13:01:25

In reply to Ouch Dinah, posted by HomelyCygnet on August 9, 2013, at 12:56:07

Did you not see my next post?

Didn't someone say something about not continuing to beat someone up for something after they'd sincerely apologized for it? Well, actually that might have been me. But it was said in response to a reminder along the same lines.

 

Re: Ouch Ouch Ouch Pleaaaase Stop (nm) Dinah

Posted by HomelyCygnet on August 9, 2013, at 13:05:00

In reply to Re: Ouch HomelyCygnet, posted by Dinah on August 9, 2013, at 13:01:25

 

Re: Ouch Ouch Ouch Pleaaaase Stop HomelyCygnet

Posted by Dinah on August 9, 2013, at 13:06:15

In reply to Re: Ouch Ouch Ouch Pleaaaase Stop (nm) Dinah, posted by HomelyCygnet on August 9, 2013, at 13:05:00

Please don't bring your quarrels with me to Psychology.

If you're trying to drive me away, you will succeed.

 

Does that mean Bob can come? (nm) HomelyCygnet

Posted by HomelyCygnet on August 9, 2013, at 13:06:20

In reply to Re: Ouch Ouch Ouch Pleaaaase Stop (nm) Dinah, posted by HomelyCygnet on August 9, 2013, at 13:05:00

 

Re: Ouch Ouch Ouch Pleaaaase Stop!!!! Dinah

Posted by HomelyCygnet on August 9, 2013, at 13:09:15

In reply to Re: Ouch Ouch Ouch Pleaaaase Stop HomelyCygnet, posted by Dinah on August 9, 2013, at 13:06:15

Dinah I have no quarrel with you! What a thing to say.

 

Re: Psychobabble Reunion

Posted by alexandra_k on August 9, 2013, at 16:34:44

In reply to Re: Psychobabble Reunion, posted by Dinah on August 9, 2013, at 11:57:46


> Does anyone have a way to contact Fallsfall or Daisy or Alldone or Karen Kay or Emily Elizabeth? Just as an example. There are so many more.

ah. you envisaged a large group. the idea is to wait till you've got sufficient mass...


> Dr. Bob, I don't mean to be unwelcoming, but I was thinking of this more as a group of us who had been in therapy together

ouch.

this surprises me a great deal given your usual stance on exclusion.

this particular chat was of course your particular idea so i guess you are free to do whatever you want with it... yeah.

 

Re: Psychobabble Reunion

Posted by Dinah on August 9, 2013, at 17:11:12

In reply to Re: Psychobabble Reunion, posted by alexandra_k on August 9, 2013, at 16:34:44

I don't understand the issue with wanting Dr. Bob only for part of the talk. How is that excluding him? I wouldn't invite my therapist either. Some of the things we talked about weren't really for the consumption of psychiatrists, IMO.

But if you all want him the entire time, that's fine with me. You guys arrange whatever you want, and I'll come if I can.

I don't need this kind of grief for trying to arrange something fun. It's already not fun.

 

Re: Psychobabble Reunion

Posted by alexandra_k on August 9, 2013, at 18:12:27

In reply to Re: Psychobabble Reunion, posted by Dinah on August 9, 2013, at 17:11:12

> I don't understand the issue with wanting Dr. Bob only for part of the talk. How is that excluding him? I wouldn't invite my therapist either. Some of the things we talked about weren't really for the consumption of psychiatrists, IMO.
>
> But if you all want him the entire time, that's fine with me. You guys arrange whatever you want, and I'll come if I can.
>
> I don't need this kind of grief for trying to arrange something fun. It's already not fun.


oh, good grief... no. do what you want with it. *really*. i'm not putting on a funny tone...

'Some of the things we talked about weren't really for the consumption of psychiatrists'

LMFAO.

no grief. for reals.

it is funny how most people can agree on a goal like 'don't exclude people' but then have very different ideas about how to interpret that. e.g., invitation only small boards. invitation only (restricted) chat rooms. invitation only (not dr bob) chat... and then i suppose there are issues of advertising quite apart from exclusion. e.g., being findable via google or facebook or...

different people have very different views, i guess...

it is an interesting thought, though, i think...

how do you feel about failure to advertise rather than exclusion? i mean...

here is an example:

i asked for permission to 'audit' (sit in on without paying course fees) a university class. there are two ways that can be viewed:
- of course. she was interested enough to find out about the class and email the lecturer for permissions.
- of course not. imagine if everyone wanted to do that. there wouldn't be enough seats in the theatre.

vs

publicly advertising a public lecture...

... in an 'out of the way' place (e.g., embedded within a particular school of studies website) vs a place with more traffic (e.g., university homepage) vs a place with even more (general) traffic (e.g., a local paper).

?

 

Re: Psychobabble Reunion

Posted by Dinah on August 9, 2013, at 18:36:38

In reply to Re: Psychobabble Reunion, posted by alexandra_k on August 9, 2013, at 18:12:27

I give up, Alex. Dr. Bob should be there for the entire thing. Maybe we can reminisce with him about that therapist contest we had when Karen Kay was here. Or talk about our journeys with dependent and/or erotic feelings for our therapists. We can bring each other up on our lives. I'm sure he'd love to share his with us. Maybe he could share his own experiences in therapy.

I personally would feel a bit self conscious to talk about that with Dr. Bob. But that's just me. I'm sure I could find something else to talk about.

You have good reason to know that I'm not in favor of exclusion. Bob isn't a Babbler, you know. He doesn't reveal vulnerabilities to us. He doesn't share his deepest feelings with us. I didn't think it would be so exclusionary to ask for time without him as well as welcoming him when he was there.

But obviously I am wrong and was being horribly exclusionary. Mea culpa Dr. Bob. I hope I didn't hurt your feelings.

Maybe you could arrange the reunion. Because it's obviously not working out for me to do it.

 

Re: Psychobabble Reunion

Posted by HomelyCygnet on August 9, 2013, at 18:44:16

In reply to Re: Psychobabble Reunion, posted by Dinah on August 9, 2013, at 18:36:38

But he's already read about all of that! There is no privacy here. He has never shared. Just watched.

I won't be able to attend. Fear of being *snort*ed at. PTSD from Babble's "golden years" don't ya know?

you kids have fun


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