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Re: Books as comfort littleone

Posted by Daisym on June 5, 2005, at 18:55:39

In reply to Books as comfort, posted by littleone on June 4, 2005, at 20:04:51

I can really identify with your post. I tell my therapist when I'm researching. At first I read everything about the process - I think I was afraid to make a mistake or I wanted to make sure he was doing therapy right. Then I read tons on csa, to see what other people were doing with their pain and how they were coping. Then I started to read on attachment in therapy. I would buy books, go to the University library graduate section and surf the net.

Now it ebbs and flows. When I'm looking for answers I begin to research again. It is my nature to believe that the answer is in a book. I've always gotten an A when there was a book involved. I said often and vehemently, "I need THE rule book for therapy" so I can get that A! Sometimes I think the case study books help me feel closer to my therapist when I'm missing him. Mostly I think I'm trying to validate my personal experience, trying to find someone who's journey mirrors mine. I don't know, maybe I'm also looking for a short cut?

I have books stacked all over my house. I find that I'm losing myself in different kinds of books now, not therapy books. I guess instead of researching, I'm escaping. But I'm sure it will cycle around again.

Maybe try reading something you loved as a kid. I've gotten a few good suggestions from the books board. I would be lost without reading too...I hope you find it joyful again soon.




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