Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 445073

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Weird session, but good

Posted by messadivoce on January 21, 2005, at 1:37:10

Today was not what I expected at all. I went to the clinic for my 5pm appt and I sat in the waiting room. From my seat I could see the door to my T's office and it was open. There was a cop standing in her office (university police) and he was talking to a guy. The cop finally snaps cuffs on the guy and says he's under arrest, but for what I could not hear. Then the guy starts struggling a little bit, and at that point the receptionist herds those of us who are in the waiting room into the staff break room so we are away from the action.

I waited for about 45 min and my T finally came out and apologized, said there had been an emergency (no kidding). She said she could see me so we ended up meeting for about 45 minutes. It was a productive session even though she got 2 interruptive phone calls from the university police regarding the emergency. She was very apologetic and told me that she hopes I don't think I'm 2nd fiddle, and I could tell it was a true emergency since I know she wouldn't do this under any other circumstances.

It was actually the first time I have ever felt some sort of bond with her, which is strange because the session was so fragmented. The subject matter was really tough. I'm glad I'm seeing her again Monday because we need to keep talking about what we started today. There are things that I have kept buried for so long that started to come out today, of all days. It made me so tired.

 

Re: Weird session, but good messadivoce

Posted by Dinah on January 21, 2005, at 7:01:54

In reply to Weird session, but good, posted by messadivoce on January 21, 2005, at 1:37:10

Maybe the change in routine shook you up enough to lower your defenses? I think that would shake me up pretty good.

I'm glad you were able to feel a connection.

 

Re: Weird session, but good

Posted by 10derheart on January 21, 2005, at 17:16:07

In reply to Weird session, but good, posted by messadivoce on January 21, 2005, at 1:37:10

Wow, that must have been so strange all the way around.

Don't know if I can make sense here, but I wonder if maybe you felt a bond because of your own empathy? I mean, we always look to a T. - particularly at first when *feeling them out* (gosh, that sounds a tad nasty ,<silly giggle>)for that quality, of not just feeling sorry(sympathy), but of really projecting a bit of themselves into out lives, to *walk our walk* for a moment. It's so powerful.

Today, maybe your capacity to imagine all the stress, distraction and different stuff she might be feeling (and trying to subdue for your sake)was what changed things. Your empathy touched her, which triggered hers, and you were able to have a deeper session? Just a thought I had...


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