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Thank you Shelli

Posted by judy1 on June 29, 2002, at 1:23:37

In reply to Re: Going into the hospital. judy1, posted by ShelliR on June 28, 2002, at 20:40:27

I really appreciate your post and I'm sorry you've been depressed- are you feeling better at all? Are you referring to Del Amo when you speak about the hospital, or a different one. I got the package today, you were right about the literature (it had a beautiful beach photo on the cover). The 14 day program looks very intense, from 8a to 9p M-Sunday, with group therapy daily (it said 1 hr), individual therapy 4x/week for an hour, art therapy, 'homework', etc. To me it sounded like a great deal of work, so when you said 6 weeks I think I would feel overwhelmed- or maybe you need that much time to get the full effect of the program. I was going to post Terra and ask why she doesn't like the shrink who runs it, I think he doesn't believe in working with specific memories- which is appealing to me because I find that terrifying. I know he is prominent and speaks across the country. My therapist is familiar with this hospital and my shrink knows someone we both respect who is very positive about it. I am not in a crisis anymore, so I have time to work more with my therapist; sometimes people aren't ready for programs like this, and spending more time with her has helped. There is one thing that really bothers me and I was curious if this sounds familiar to you- I just hate the feeling of being a burden on my drs., I believe they care but I worry about being dependent- perhaps it just has to do with fear of rejection.
The dogs are there to help keep you grounded; I've discovered in the 20+ car accidents I have had, they have all occured while I was alone in the car. I do not dissociate with my children or my animals, so my therapist was hoping to have my dog with me always- in the car, stores, etc.- just like a regular aide dog. They've just started doing this and apparently it's pretty successful. I do dissociate with other people, quite often during therapy and after I leave. I usually try to walk around after a session, but have lost several hours on more than one occasion.
Again thank you so much for your input and I hope you begin to feel better-Take care, judy




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