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Re: Major crisis of faith with my therapist widget

Posted by annierose on September 9, 2007, at 8:45:03

In reply to Major crisis of faith with my therapist, posted by widget on September 9, 2007, at 8:12:46

I don't know what to say except to tell you a story.

Last summer my t (of 3 years at that time) loaned me two books to read prior to my summer vacation. I was having a difficult time with my daughter (then 12). One book was for me, the other for my daughter.

The book for me was a Wayne Dwyer book about spiritually. I liked the book. It made me think and I enjoyed the parts my t had underlined when she read it. The book for my daughter FLIPPED me OUT. It was a small book about meditation (not TM). It talked about parallel universes, 4th deminisons, most people having bad karma, etc. etc. This was for my daughter??? It was weird and I thought to myself, "who is my therapist?" "who is this person?". On vacation I was so distaught, I e-mailed my babble friends for advice and comfort.

Back at home I told my t my feelings on the weird book. I pretty much ripped it (in a gentle way). She explained that she liked that it gave step by step directions on how to meditate and explained why meditation "saved her (the author's) life". So I tried to take from that session the "normal" parts -- my t believes that meditation is extremely beneficial to good mental help. And I am comfortable with that.

Widget - if you are not comfortable with learning about TM then don't. I don't think your t should be nudging you (however gently) to take a $2,500 course. You need to find your own way. I also hear you saying, "I'm afraid my t won't like me if I don't do this." And I don't think that is true. You mentioned you read on-line about TM and brainwashing --- have you also read about the positive aspects of TM? Ultimately you are your own captain. Trust your instincts.

 

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