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Re: how to prepare for t vacation mmealltalk

Posted by Dinah on June 17, 2010, at 9:20:34

In reply to how to prepare for t vacation, posted by mmealltalk on June 16, 2010, at 16:13:59

Three weeks is a heck of a long time. She won't be returning calls in that time? Although I must say that the time my therapist was gone for a long period of time, it was actually better for me *not* to hear from him.

I like the ideas you have had, and it sounds as if she's being very sensitive to the effect this is having on you.

Given that the time period is so long, could she make arrangements for a foster therapist to take you in for that time? I know the terminology may sound odd, but my therapist and I have discussed it in those terms. I've told him, in the past, that I understand that he doesn't want me to see more than one therapist at a time, but that that gives him an added responsibility to see that I have support when he can't give it. Now might be a good time to give whatever adjunct therapy you've ever considered a try. Hypnotherapy, EMDR, for me it was sex therapy.

I know it's not your therapist. But, again using terminology I use with my therapist, with one leg on your support stool out of service, and other legs awfully wobbly, it's important to expand your sources of support. Babble isn't what it used to be, but I think what people are here will rally around if someone needs support. An adjunct therapist can be support. What other legs, temporary or not, do you think you can add to your support stool?

Aside from missing her support, you'll also miss her. I've found that for me photos help some, and his voice helps even more. For years I saved his voicemails. But I eventually asked him for a guided relaxation tape, so that I would have his voice helping me to self soothe. I don't listen to it all that often, but it helps to know it's there.

How often a week do you see her?

I hope these three weeks are restorative to her, and you get back the therapist you had before. That might almost be worth it.

 

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