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Re: Other aspects of Chapter 2

Posted by annierose on May 26, 2005, at 19:43:06

In reply to Other aspects of Chapter 2, posted by Dinah on May 26, 2005, at 19:09:47

Dinah -
Yes I notice and thrive on our similarities as small (& and some out of our control) as they might be. And I make a list.

We both have first & last names with repeating consonants.

We are both left handed.

We both have 2 children, 1 girl, 1 boy.

We both seem to operate on a high level of energy.

We both opened our own businesses in 1989 (I'm fairly sure that is when she opened her own practice, but I wasn't seeing her then)

And yes, anything that she says or does that is different from her norm, I notice and take mental note ("not her usual reply, wonder what that means"). A small "for instance", as we parted today, she was the first to say, "enjoy your holiday weekend," she never initiates that type of good-bye. I usually will say that after she tells me our time is up.

Doesn't it seem like sometimes that have been really thinking about you and all of a sudden, share this wealth of insight that pulls A, B, and C together? Once she began a session, "I've been really curious about x,y and z. What's happening with that?" Hmmm, I thought, that interests her.

Office decor: don't know what that says about her.
Very well organized, not fussy (thankfully), kind of simple, some art work is dated. I don't look around, so I don't notice too much anyway.

Therapist brings comfort: Yes, a big one for me too. Sometimes when we're quiet and she asks, "what's running through your mind?" (on the list of least favorite questions), I'll reply, "sometimes it's just nice knowing you're there."

I do wonder about her personal values. I'm fairly liberal and don't know if I shock her sometimes. But she doesn't reply as if I do. Once when I made a disparaging remark of our President, she laughed and then quickly recovered.

I like it when I make her laugh. And I like it when she replies with humor sometimes, when it's appropriate.

Yes, a solid chapter indeed.




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