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Re: I want my therapist to be less careful antigua3

Posted by Dinah on January 22, 2009, at 22:46:43

In reply to Re: I want my therapist to be less careful, posted by antigua3 on January 22, 2009, at 19:29:43

> True, sometimes I figure something out first and then explain it to my T or pdoc, and sometimes they agree, and sometimes they don't, and sometimes they get me to see it completely differently than I'm seeing it, or they add something to it that makes the whole so much more powerful than the single piece I've discovered. For me, that's the best kind of therapy.

That's isn't really my therapist's strength. He doesn't do the deep insight. His approach is more the slow sculpt. The river on rock, molding, and smoothing. He'll introduce something and explain it, then say it may or may not apply, then sits back and a very long time later I'll incorporate all his small observations into myself. Well, not that absolutely. But we do more of the dance of ideas - introductory bow, retreat, circle, approach, dip, embrace. The ideas flow to and fro and become shaped and changed as they go along so that what we finally end up with isn't his or mine, and we both see things a bit differently perhaps. Maybe that's why the relationship itself is so important?

My therapist is probably more like your therapist than your pdoc. His laid back nature is what I need I guess, even it if it's occasionally frustrating. Even if he were to feel absolutely free to say whatever entered his mind, he'd still be more like your therapist than your pdoc.

Which is just as well, given who *I* am. :)

Yes, I think I will figure it out. I'm figuring things out in the bouncing of ideas here on Babble.

 

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