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Re: Withdrawal, therapy, feeling boxed in Racer

Posted by daisym on July 8, 2004, at 1:02:30

In reply to Withdrawal, therapy, feeling boxed in, posted by Racer on July 5, 2004, at 12:47:46

I think emotional withdrawal is often related to exhaustion. I think this is widely overlooked too. When it gets too hard, when our thoughts end up chasing each other, I think the brain eventually shuts down. I know I go to that flat, intellectual space where I can avoid feeling for awhile. Otherwise it is too much, serious overload.

I also think we can think ourselves into this space by trying to be both patient and therapist. We have to try to remember that the process of therapy is a large part of the healing...it isn't the way to find "the" answer. Because it is about change, and change is fluid.

Maybe you can avoid the depression by giving yourself permission to stop trying to "fix" yourself and just rest your mind. Take a break from your own introspection. Breath, relax and sleep.

(OK, I've had a hard week so this might be more for me than you. It still sounds good. )

I'm sorry things are so tough. Hang in there.

 

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