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Re: Comfy cozy Dinah

Posted by sunnydays on July 13, 2007, at 7:25:53

In reply to Re: Comfy cozy Racer, posted by Dinah on July 12, 2007, at 20:41:26

My T is a really slow typer (I want to do it for him when he's putting appts. in the computer). But he lets me email him as much as I want, thankfully, because it helps so much. I don't know if I'd say he's worse. He's more helpful on the phone, for sure, but that's just because his email responses are always only a sentence or two. A couple times I've gotten multiple paragraphs, but it was when I was really in crisis, and it must have taken him forever. Anyway, I know where you're coming from with the emails Dinah. It's hard only getting a little response when I've written pages.

sunnydays

 

Re: Comfy cozy

Posted by Angela2 on July 13, 2007, at 17:38:24

In reply to Re: Comfy cozy Angela2, posted by Dinah on July 12, 2007, at 20:39:03

I had an appointment w/ her today and forgot to ask. Tho I was going to ask. But I'm sorta thinking about switching Ts..

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame Dinah

Posted by OzLand on July 13, 2007, at 22:04:04

In reply to I ordered the Ungame, posted by Dinah on July 12, 2007, at 20:42:57

Okay; I admit; I don't know what the Ungame is. What is it?

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame

Posted by Dinah on July 13, 2007, at 22:48:14

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame Dinah, posted by OzLand on July 13, 2007, at 22:04:04

http://www.selfhelpwarehouse.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=AGA001&Category_Code=AGA&Product_Count=8

I hope that link works. :)

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame

Posted by Honore on July 14, 2007, at 10:23:21

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame, posted by Dinah on July 13, 2007, at 22:48:14

Sounds like fun, maybe. Wish we could all play.

Honore

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame Dinah

Posted by confuzyq on July 14, 2007, at 14:49:30

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame, posted by Dinah on July 13, 2007, at 22:48:14

Hi Dinah, thanks for a great idea! I think I'll get this for my family. My mom would be thrilled, as she's been trying to get us to play any board game, monopoly, scrabble, etc. when I come for a visit (they live in another state). But we don't all enjoy the same subject matter, and my bro and me haven't taken her wishes very seriously. This type of game seems like just what we need.

I wanted to ask, do you have any other favorite conversation/communication-enhancing games? Having "winners" would be ok, but in my family, anything very complicated would be subject to avoidance or procrastination. All players would be adults, and I wouldn't want total fluff and cliche, but to accommodate certain of them (read: 80-something dad), the subjects shouldn't get TOO personal.

Either way thanks, I'm glad this one came up! :-)

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame confuzyq

Posted by Dinah on July 15, 2007, at 10:18:18

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame Dinah, posted by confuzyq on July 14, 2007, at 14:49:30

My family and I laughed ourselves dizzy with Would You Rather

http://www.amazon.com/Zobmondo%2521%2521-Would-You-Rather-Boardgame/dp/B000232ZK8/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/102-2773771-9438552?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1184512516&sr=8-2

They're a little miffed at me because I'm too good at reasoning out their choices, but the answers are hilarious, and the challenges can be too, but allowing enough choices so that even I and my son can participate without undue embarassment.

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame Honore

Posted by Dinah on July 15, 2007, at 13:50:12

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame, posted by Honore on July 14, 2007, at 10:23:21

Well, if it came down to it, I don't see that we couldn't all play. :) Seems like the most important part of the game is the questions, not the board pieces.

I laughed later the day I posted about The Key. Not that I don't frequently use that terminology (and not just with my therapist) for being on the other side of an ah-hah experience.

But it suddenly struck me that when I was telling him my reservations about using the Ungame, I likened it to a long married couple going to a key party.

Which made him laugh, but maybe also made him understand what I've been saying.

The funny thing was that after I said it, I realized it would be fun to have a key party of Babblers, and have a short experience with each others' therapists. But maybe not....

It would be fun if it were feasible to have a Psychology Board Babble Fest where we not only came ourselves but paid our therapists to fly over and have a Babble therapist convention of sorts.

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame Dinah

Posted by confuzyq on July 15, 2007, at 15:23:49

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame confuzyq, posted by Dinah on July 15, 2007, at 10:18:18

Thanks, looks like a blast! If consistently being able to figure out my familys' reasoning could be annoying to them, they better prepare for some very bad cases of that lol. They might even have to break out the special-occasion-only peach schnapps for this one! ;o)


> My family and I laughed ourselves dizzy with Would You Rather
>
> http://www.amazon.com/Zobmondo%2521%2521-Would-You-Rather-Boardgame/dp/B000232ZK8/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/102-2773771-9438552?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1184512516&sr=8-2
>
> They're a little miffed at me because I'm too good at reasoning out their choices, but the answers are hilarious, and the challenges can be too, but allowing enough choices so that even I and my son can participate without undue embarassment.

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame

Posted by OzLand on July 15, 2007, at 16:50:50

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame, posted by Dinah on July 13, 2007, at 22:48:14

The link worked; thanks. Now I know!

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame Dinah

Posted by TherapyGirl on July 15, 2007, at 18:19:39

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame Honore, posted by Dinah on July 15, 2007, at 13:50:12

I love the idea of a convention of our Ts. Can you imagine what they would say to each other? Oh, to be a fly on the wall during those breakout sessions. LOL

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame TherapyGirl

Posted by Dinah on July 15, 2007, at 18:38:08

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame Dinah, posted by TherapyGirl on July 15, 2007, at 18:19:39

I can see it now.

"It's so good to finally meet someone who has had the same experiences in therapy" ;)

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame Dinah

Posted by TherapyGirl on July 15, 2007, at 19:56:19

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame TherapyGirl, posted by Dinah on July 15, 2007, at 18:38:08

LOL.

And Daisy's T could be the keynote speaker...

"How to say the right things in therapy even when you don't know what the heck you're doing..."

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame TherapyGirl

Posted by sunnydays on July 15, 2007, at 21:22:49

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame Dinah, posted by TherapyGirl on July 15, 2007, at 19:56:19

Hey! My T's as good as Daisy's! :) But he doesn't like public speaking, I don't think, so maybe they can cohost?

:)

sunnydays

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame sunnydays

Posted by TherapyGirl on July 16, 2007, at 17:39:21

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame TherapyGirl, posted by sunnydays on July 15, 2007, at 21:22:49

I knew I was leaving some of the good ones out. :-)

Of course, your T should do a joint keynote presentation with Daisy's T.

Maybe my T and Dinah's could do breakout sessions. Mine is fabulous in moments, but right now lacks the consistency of yours and Daisy's.

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame TherapyGirl

Posted by Dinah on July 16, 2007, at 17:42:22

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame sunnydays, posted by TherapyGirl on July 16, 2007, at 17:39:21

> Maybe my T and Dinah's could do breakout sessions. Mine is fabulous in moments, but right now lacks the consistency of yours and Daisy's.

rofl.

I think my therapist and I ought to do a joint session on fighting to relationship. I don't know of anyone who's worked harder under more uncongenial circumstances than we have. I'm not sure we'd even like each other if we'd met outside therapy. Yet I adore him, and I think he's reasonably fond of me - after only twelve years.

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame Dinah

Posted by TherapyGirl on July 16, 2007, at 18:12:37

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame TherapyGirl, posted by Dinah on July 16, 2007, at 17:42:22

Excellent idea for a breakout session, Dinah. So the program so far is:

8-9 Keynote Address
How to Say the Perfect Thing in a Session
Even if You Don't Have Any Idea What to Say
or Do

Joint Presentation
Daisy's T and Sunnyday's T

9-11 Breakout Sessions

A. How to Be a Fabulous T in Moments
TherapyGirl's T
B. How to Fight to Relationship, Even if
You Wouldn't Like Each Other Outside of
Therapy
Panel Discussion featuring Dinah and
Dinah's T
C. How to Fight Your Possible Attraction to
Your Client and Still Do Good Therapy
HappyFlower/MyCupofTea/Slugdoo's T

Anyone else?

 

Babble T Conference TherapyGirl

Posted by sunnydays on July 17, 2007, at 10:03:59

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame Dinah, posted by TherapyGirl on July 16, 2007, at 18:12:37

Oh my god! I'm dying laughing imagining this. I may have to tell my T about Babble (not the name of the site, just about it) just so I can tell him this. Of course, I probably won't.... I hope other people join in with this!

sunnydays

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame

Posted by peddidle on July 17, 2007, at 16:49:59

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame Dinah, posted by TherapyGirl on July 16, 2007, at 18:12:37

I just started reading this thread, and I haven't read it all yet, but... I want in!

My T could definitely give input on saying the right thing at the right time, too, but there is also something else that comes to mind:

During my first session with her, she told me that because she's going to find out a lot of personal information about me, I should feel free to ask her anything I want to know about her life as well. I admit, I don't think I've ever actually asked her anything too personal, but it's nice to know that that option is out there. Maybe these things are unique to her, but I like how it sort of evens out the relationship, and it helps to remind me that she is a real person, too. She also never hestitates to tell me little anecdotes about her family in order to get the conversation going. We, of course, have very serious discussions, but she also never hesitates to throw in a lot of humor when it's appropriate-- I especially like how that keeps the conversation light when I'm feeling particularly untalkative.

Did I follow the topic correctly, or am I completely off-track here?

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame peddidle

Posted by TherapyGirl on July 17, 2007, at 18:09:28

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame, posted by peddidle on July 17, 2007, at 16:49:59

8-9 Keynote Address
How to Say the Perfect Thing in a Session
Even if You Don't Have Any Idea What to Say
or Do

Joint Presentation
Daisy's T and Sunnyday's T

9-11 Breakout Sessions

A. How to Be a Fabulous T in Moments
TherapyGirl's T
B. How to Fight to Relationship, Even if
You Wouldn't Like Each Other Outside of
Therapy
Panel Discussion featuring Dinah and
Dinah's T
C. How to Fight Your Possible Attraction to
Your Client and Still Do Good Therapy
HappyFlower/MyCupofTea/Slugdoo's T
D. How to Have Flexible Enough Boundaries that
the Therapeutic Relationship is Somewhat
Evened Out/How to Fill Those Silences AND Put
Your Client at Ease

Does that sound okay, Pediddle? I'm liking this conference. What a hoot!
Pedidddle's T

 

Re: I ordered the Ungame -- CORRECTION

Posted by TherapyGirl on July 17, 2007, at 18:43:30

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame peddidle, posted by TherapyGirl on July 17, 2007, at 18:09:28

Okay, obviously I didn't proof the last post well enough. Here it is again with corrections and apologies to Peddidle.

8-9 Keynote Address
How to Say the Perfect Thing in a Session
Even if You Don't Have Any Idea What to Say
or Do

Joint Presentation
Daisy's T and Sunnyday's T

9-11 Breakout Sessions

A. How to Be a Fabulous T in Moments
TherapyGirl's T
B. How to Fight to Relationship, Even if
You Wouldn't Like Each Other Outside of
Therapy
Panel Discussion featuring Dinah and
Dinah's T
C. How to Fight Your Possible Attraction to
Your Client and Still Do Good Therapy
HappyFlower/MyCupofTea/Slugdoo's T
D. How to Have Flexible Enough Boundaries that
the Therapeutic Relationship is Somewhat
Evened Out/How to Fill Those Silences AND Put
Your Client at Ease
Peddidle's T

Does that sound okay, Peddidle? I'm liking this conference. What a hoot!

 

Babble Therapist's conference

Posted by DAisym on July 17, 2007, at 19:35:54

In reply to Re: I ordered the Ungame -- CORRECTION, posted by TherapyGirl on July 17, 2007, at 18:43:30

Is this conference for them or for us?

We need break outs that include:
What not to wear (ever!)
Common interruptions during sessions and how to avoid them -- phones, pagers, snoring...
What to expect clients to get freaked out about:
vacations, moving offices, weekends, changing furniture, holidays, life changes for therapist - babies, marriages, illnesses, divorces, vacations, physical changes - eye color, hair color or cut, injuries, weekends...

I'll volunteer my therapist to do a session called "phone calls and how not to blow them"


So - when is this and where do I sign up?

 

Re: Babble Therapist's conference DAisym

Posted by Dinah on July 17, 2007, at 19:40:59

In reply to Babble Therapist's conference, posted by DAisym on July 17, 2007, at 19:35:54

I would so love to share my therapist for a bit.

Although I guess I do that through my posts.

What would be really fun would be to watch the speakers then try to figure out which therapist belonged to which babbler. I think we build up these images in our minds. :)

Mine would be easy though. How many very large therapists with the calmest most phlegmatic sort of demeanor could there be?

 

Re: Babble Therapist's conference - Daisy + Dinah

Posted by TherapyGirl on July 17, 2007, at 20:05:40

In reply to Re: Babble Therapist's conference DAisym, posted by Dinah on July 17, 2007, at 19:40:59

This conference is for our Ts -- we'll be across the street having our own conference about THEM. LOL

I thought maybe I could put our pictures on their name badges. Or maybe we have a game with our pictures on one side and theirs on the other and they have to match the T with the client.

And we could print out some of the posts and then have them match the post to the T it is about.

I think during the afternoon, we have panel discussions with the two groups together. Sort of group therapy for us AND our Ts. We would probably need it by then.

 

AND

Posted by TherapyGirl on July 17, 2007, at 20:06:20

In reply to Re: Babble Therapist's conference DAisym, posted by Dinah on July 17, 2007, at 19:40:59

wouldn't it be fun to see whose Ts got along and whose didn't????


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