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Major crisis of faith with my therapist

Posted by widget on September 9, 2007, at 8:12:46

I posted regarding TM about a week ago. Thanks to all who responded, especially to Jake who directed me to two websites dealing with TM and the bad side of TM. Frankly, the information scared me.

This is the crisis. My beloved therapist of over 4 years simply recommended TM as a way for me to feel more peace, feel better. He has meditated daily since 1972 and believes it has definitely helped him. My first doubt came when I learned the fee for learning was $2500!! I was sure when I would tell him he would find it "out-of-line)." But, he simply said the price had gone up. That it was entirely up to me but yes, this was the only way to learn TM the right way and without an experienced teacher, I could get off to the wrong start and be doing it all wrong. He said just not to do it since I seemed uncomfortable with it. But, here is the problem. I believe in him totally. Yes, I would trust him with my life. And, it took a lot to get to this point. I have made real progress, he knows what he is doing, my trust has been complete (rare thing). So, how do I balance my total trust in him (he would never suggest anything that would hurt me), and the negative, "brainwashing" information that I have read on these two websites about TM? It has created serious cognitive dissonance for me between the belief in my therapist vs. doubt about TM? Please help!!

Any ideas, feedback, suggestions? I am so befuddled.




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