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Re: If I'm Making Progress Why Don't I Feel Like I am?

Posted by Miss Honeychurch on July 13, 2004, at 7:43:20

In reply to If I'm Making Progress Why Don't I Feel Like I am?, posted by Poet on July 12, 2004, at 23:11:34

Poet, it is really hard to see changes within yourself from therapy. I suppose because you live with yourself day in and day out. It's like never really noticing a slow weight loss of a friend you see every day. Last year I lost 40 pounds and none of my co-workers or close friends really noticed, until one day it was as if someone was looking at me with new eyes and couldn't believe the weight loss.

Your T is trained to moniter your progress. I suppose it all comes down to trust. If you trust your T, then I would trust his/her assessment of your progress. Many times I found it very hard to believe I was making progress and felt just as stuck as you. But you continue to work hard and push through. PLus, I trust my T implicitly so I chose to believe what he was telling me was true. And I think it is scary in a way making progress and changing. So I think many times we may unconsciously sabotage ourselves by saying we're making no headway when we really are. I know that has been a problem for me. Change is frightening.

Can you write down your "symptoms" from 2 years ago and see if you have any improvement in that area? By symptoms I mean mainly physical. Maybe that would be a good place to start?




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