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Wow. It's not just my therapist.

Posted by Dinah on May 24, 2005, at 16:52:55

We had a appt today with my son's play therapist. There is going to be limited family therapy. Not therapy really (well, not openly anyway), but play sessions with the whole family. She says she gets a good idea about roles and interactions that way. She really wants to videotape it, but I'm afraid of that and refused. I really hate myself on film.

It wasn't a bad appointment. My husband and I had a minor argument, but it managed to convey what I was trying to express in real time. I was trying to tell the therapist what my husband does, he was trying to explain what he thought he was doing, and he ended up exhibiting the exact behavior in session. He's so obliging about showing what he does. The play therapist is very very very gentle in her interventions, but he got the majority of the gentle interventions. I got a few, but must were initiated by me. (I like to step in and say what I'm doing wrong before they have a chance.)

I ended up as zapped as after individual therapy!! I never thought that would happen. I thought it had to do with the therapeutic relationship or something. My therapist called to schedule an appt on my drive home, and I was so zonked I couldn't process what he said and had to call him back to confirm. When it turned out he hadn't left room in his schedule to see me before he left for his vacation, or when he got back, I was as petulant as a schoolgirl, although we worked it out. Then I fell asleep at my desk trying to work. Literally. Just like after really bad therapy sessions.

It wasn't bad. I didn't get fussed at. There was a bit of a small argument between me and my husband, but nothing horrible. I did have to explain why anger physically hurts, which many people seem to find odd, but it wasn't that bad.

And still, Zonk. Just like after my worst sessions. Soooo overstimulated, and falling asleep.

I'm still a mess.

Apparently it isn't specific to my therapist. Put me in a therapy situation and Zonk.




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