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Re: Have you ever talked about religion in therapy? happyflower

Posted by daisym on June 10, 2005, at 18:15:07

In reply to Re: Have you ever talked about religion in therapy?, posted by happyflower on June 10, 2005, at 18:00:56

I'm a practicing Catholic and my therapist is Jewish. We've talked about church beliefs, God and what I was brought up with many times. It does effect who you are, so I think it is an important part of therapy for some people. I don't think anything that is coming up for you should be held back because you are afraid of offending your therapist. Mine would want to know what I was afraid of and if I thought he would be judgemental somehow.

Sometimes comparing notes is helpful, but more likely I would imagine the conversation would center on your beliefs and wishes and needs, not his current practices or beliefs. I know mine is Jewish more from the Holidays he takes off and from the cultural things he'll bring into therapy. One time he told me he was going to teach me how to REALLY kvetch -- not this whimpy reasonable story telling I was doing. It made me smile.

Bring it up. It will probably be a good discussion.




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