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Re: me and my next two weeks. judy1

Posted by terra miller on June 18, 2002, at 9:50:36

In reply to Re: me and my next two weeks. terra miller, posted by judy1 on June 17, 2002, at 23:55:44

> I'm so sorry Terra. Personally the anticipation of stress is often worse than actually going through it

I'm not a big worrier, actually. What I tend to do is start to remember past abuse situations in order to start protecting myself from it happening again.... it's all kind of removed like watching a movie... and then I end up doing what I can to make this experience different (ie: learning from experience) This all happens fairly remotely, so I end up feeling really cloudy while my life goes into autopilot/protective mode.

>Can you have your therapist speak to him/her first so that you know whether you're walking into a sympathetic or doubting atmosphere. Even better, would your insurance supply several names so your therapist can screen them first (if you don't feel up to it). I just don't think it's your job to educate a shrink- especially with all you are going through.

I had forgotten to mention the name to my therapist. Thank you for reminding me. I will do that.

I don't feel that I need to educate him, but I need to know up front what his bent is so that I don't waste my time. I have only one pdoc from which to choose that's on the insurance that is still accepting new clients. (I find that a bit incredible considering the metropolitan area in which I am located!)

>BTW, yes you are amazingly clear and supportive on this board, so perhaps knowing how capable you are will help in the coming 2 weeks.

My therapist says that I have a tendency to "rise to the occasion" when it's necessary. :-) Too bad I can't "make" that happen at will.... it kind of stinks to just "hope" it happens, even if I tell myself that it probably will since it happens that way in the past.

Thanks for your support.




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