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confusion about therapy

Posted by sunny10 on May 26, 2005, at 15:05:10

my new T got frustrated on Tuesday. I'm not saying that she was frustrated with ME; it actually seemed like she was more frustrated by her own limitations. I walked out feeling like this whole process is useless for me.

I have been having trouble sleeping at night due to racing thoughts and catastrophizing. She was trying to explain that she "allows the thoughts to pass in and then back out of her head" and when I asked HOW one learns to be able to actually implement that action, she was at a loss for words. I KNOW that I'm supposed to acknowledge and validate my thoughts and feelings and then "simply let them go", as she says. "Simply" is a very complicated word to me, apparently. I am not able to do what she asks.

The whole concept of "just do" this or that is frustrating to me because I AM intelligent. I am in therapy BECAUSE I do not know HOW to "simply let things go", although I am smart enough to know that I need to do this. And I desperately want to learn how people to do this, to "simply let things go".

Is there anyone who has been through this particular issue and been able to come out through the other side being able to do this? And, if so, do you think you could explain it to a simpleton (regarding this)like me?

I'm sure that there are many more of you who deal with this, too. I don't feel alone in this, I just want to know if it's something that actually CAN be learned... and HOW.

Otherwise, I think I'm wasting my money on therapy...





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