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

Posted by Tamar on October 14, 2005, at 5:36:00

In reply to Re: okay so now i'm even more serious about quitting, posted by alexandra_k on October 13, 2005, at 19:47:26


What a horrible position to be in.

I’ve also read that hypnosis isn’t a good idea for people who dissociate…

It’s very uncomfortable to disagree profoundly at a theoretical level with people who are providing healthcare.

And yet… if you are the authority… if you have it within your power to solve all your difficulties… wouldn’t it make sense for her to recognise that one of your resources is the capacity to understand and critique the theory? I think she shouldn’t be threatened if you have a perspective on the theory that differs from hers.

I think in any healthcare context there should be an understanding that the treatment should fit the patient’s needs. That’s probably not in dispute. But in a situation where someone’s usual theoretical approach isn’t perfectly matched with a patient’s (or client’s) needs, there has to be some room for negotiation.

Have you asked her to read some of stuff you think is reputable? I think it would be reasonable for her to agree to do a little reading. Even if she disagrees with the content, I think she needs to be able to discuss it with you. After all, if she was willing to take you as a client, knowing it wasn’t a perfect arrangement, I think she has some responsibility to move outside her comfort zone a little.

Has she flatly refused to read things you’ve suggested?




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