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Re: llrrrpp and LarH llrrrpp

Posted by Larry Hoover on May 10, 2006, at 14:25:07

In reply to Re: llrrrpp and LarH, posted by llrrrpp on May 10, 2006, at 13:44:49

> Trying not to get kicked off of this message board over to the social board, I pose the following question to you all: what do you think the mechanisms are that might relate talk therapy to decrease in depression symptoms. Particularly mysterious to me is the idea that bitching about my dissertation advisor to a relative stranger for 50 minutes once a week might improve my appetite.

I think you're overthinking. ;-)

There is something therapeutic in giving voice. The actual act of saying what I'm feeling.
It cannot be substituted for.
Thinking the same thought is not useful.
It comes in the voicing.
Typing, or writing, both also express the very same thing, if done well.
And, in having a compassionate listener.
Giving voice, and compassionate listener.
I honour me, and I have witness thereto.
And, in the doing, also comes the real opportunity, to run with a stream of consciousness.
Those represent serendipitous extras.
When the streams flow.

Lar

 

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