Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 805557

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after therapy *trigger*

Posted by bent on January 10, 2008, at 12:30:29

So I went to therapy at 11.

Didnt talk about anything serious but concluded there was something
T said to write about it so we can talk about whats in the way for us.

1 hour later, back at work I cut my arm 3times. Not bad, just surface, but enough. It hurts now. I havent cut in YEARS.

I hate myself now.

Want to call T. Want to run from T. Shes off tomorrow.

Dont want to have to wait until next Friday to see T but also dont want to ever see her again.

 

Bent, I gotta run

Posted by muffled on January 10, 2008, at 13:00:13

In reply to after therapy *trigger*, posted by bent on January 10, 2008, at 12:30:29

Just wanted to say.
Call your T.
Its what I've done, and it worked out for me.
She was glad I did.
She said it was good I reached out to her.
M

 

I agree with muffled... (((( you)))) (nm) muffled

Posted by Kath on January 10, 2008, at 19:39:04

In reply to Bent, I gotta run, posted by muffled on January 10, 2008, at 13:00:13

 

Re: after therapy *trigger*

Posted by star008 on January 10, 2008, at 22:44:22

In reply to after therapy *trigger*, posted by bent on January 10, 2008, at 12:30:29

I feel the same way sometimes.. With me, i don't want to see T cuz sometimes I don't like being me, (especially when I do something he won't like).. I think that your T would probably want you to call.. I don't like calling and saying I need help either but sometimes I force myself.. I don't want to be a "bother" but he says I'm not.. Still I feel that way.. So maybe you aren't alone in the way you feel??

 

Re: after therapy *trigger* bent

Posted by Dinah on January 11, 2008, at 1:27:56

In reply to after therapy *trigger*, posted by bent on January 10, 2008, at 12:30:29

My therapist would want me to call him and tell him all those things.

Therapy can be so unsettling, even on those occasions that we don't immediately understand.

 

Re: after therapy *trigger*

Posted by bent on January 11, 2008, at 10:37:42

In reply to after therapy *trigger*, posted by bent on January 10, 2008, at 12:30:29

i called her yesterday. it was a short talk. mostly she said i dont need to cut to deal, which i know. i said i wouldnt. she asked me try to figure out what i am numbing so we can talk about it. i am not sure what that means. we moved our appt up by two days so i guess i need to start thinking?

 

Re: after therapy *trigger* bent

Posted by MissK on January 11, 2008, at 17:51:21

In reply to Re: after therapy *trigger*, posted by bent on January 11, 2008, at 10:37:42

>she asked me try to figure out what i am numbing so we can talk about it. i am not sure what that means.

Hi bent,

I do believe she would mean figure out or try to identify what feeling(s) or thought(s) made you want to cut/numb out, i.e. what were you not wanting to think or feel/deal with or what were you reacting to in your mind and feelings when you got the urge to do this.

I think we do get susceptible to unpleasant reactions after therapy sessions, and sometimes it takes a few days to process what the therapy has stirred up inside us. I call it therapy hangover, and some hangovers are worse and longer than others. I've had a few bad and long ones. I just had to keep keep going over what's going on from session to session.

Good luck at the your next appointment.


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