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Re: okay so now i'm even more serious about quitting

Posted by alexandra_k on October 13, 2005, at 19:47:26

In reply to Re: okay so now i'm even more serious about quitting, posted by alexandra_k on October 13, 2005, at 18:48:34


it seems to me that she really is clutching at straws.

and her thought on hypnosis in particular...
would be something that i think most 'experts' would think best avoided for someone with my symptoms.

and i'm not saying that the 'experts' views should be heralded as authoratative or anything like that.

but i do think that if one is going to disagree, or to advise an alternative course of action, then one should at least have a jolly good theorietical motivation for disagreeing.

but to be honest...

i don't think she knows anything about what the 'experts' think or would reccomend. because she writes them off as people who take themselves to be authorative on the clients experiences. when clearly the client is authoratative with respect to their own experiences.

i told her...

that i don't think the 'experts' claim to be authorative on the clients experiences. it is more that the client exhibits certain symptoms (typically cashed out as behavioural). and with respect to what works to alleviate / worsten those symptoms... well... that is an objective matter. and thus you can study what helps and what harms leaving aside the experiences altogether. and thus... the 'experts' are experts because they have studies what helps and what harms.

but that...
is to cast doubt on her particular variety of helping.

which is about believing that the client is the authority. and that the client has it within their power to solve all their difficulties.

fact is...
she is used to seeing people for one or two or three sessions.
so they can vent...
or work out what they are going to do with respect to some particular problem or other.

i know that in many ways her line is best...
i mean... it looks like i'm not going to get a t. so... all that is left to be done... is to accept that i have the power to help myself / solve my own problems. i guess that is the antedote to despair. only trouble is... i don't believe it. i don't believe it.

and i know this is horrid.
but i don't have faith in her
i don't think she knows what she is talking about
she won't read anything that i consider 'reputable'
and she ruminates on this kind of stuff...
and thats fine
and i'm sure thats immensely helpful for some people

but not me not me.

personality clash again...




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