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Re: Timing of Sessions daisym

Posted by littleone on December 7, 2004, at 14:41:27

In reply to Timing of Sessions, posted by daisym on December 6, 2004, at 13:04:18

I go twice a week. My first session is just after my T's lunch on a Tuesday. This can be good or bad. I guess he'd usually be a bit refreshed after a break, and that's good. But you know how sometimes you might eat a big lunch and then you just feel like having a nap? Well he did fall asleep on me one day. Plus I get to see the sort of cr*p he eats.

My second session is at around 5.00 pm on a Friday afternoon.

I guess both sessions feel the same for me in a way. But I have trouble driving at night time. I used to have a lot of trouble with falling asleep at inappropriate times (like behind the wheel of a car). That's improved a lot now, but if I have a really rough Friday arvo session, I find it really hard to actually get home afterwards.

I raised this with my T at one stage and we kind of agreed he'd really push me on Tuesday's and ease off a bit on Friday's, but it never seems to work. I tend to write my most important stuff for him during the week so Friday's end up being the roughest.

I think that some defense mechanisms are in play here though. But I'm still trying to figure them out properly.

So yes, my two sessions have a very different feel to them, but probably not for any of the reasons you mentioned.

And incidently, I would never take a late night session because I would dread being my T's last appointment. I have a big problem with feeling like I'm a bother to people and I would actually cancel my session so he could go home early that evening. Like it's more important for him to have an early night than for me to get help with my issues. In my head I know how crazy that is, but I feel it anyway.




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