- Aug 4, 2007
I dunno why I find it so difficult when the session doesn't fulfill a certain emotional thing. It was a pretty good session but on the inside it still just hurts.
Still, therapy isn't the place for being 'babied' either.
Knowing that he is intentionally trying to help me let go of difficult emotions during sessions - because otherwise I get stuck - I also worry that it's only going to be a matter of time before he's sick of it and of dealing with me.
I guess not, or as he said "try not to make too many assumptions" but the consequences of not anticipating and it happening will be bad so I think it's important to anticipate and reduce the liklihood where I can.
And that is a way of learning to be more self-nurturing. Applying the same techniques to yourself.Also, sometimes "being babied" is exactly what is needed in therapy in the short run.
That is a valid point, as much as I may still want to argue that my way is still safer.But in the meantime, that strategy creates a whole lot of unnecessary misery and anxiety for you. Even if it were to happen (unlikely), what you are doing is living through it a hundred times or a thousand times or more. Not doing that means that in all likelihood you will never have to live through it at all — and worst case scenario is that you only have to live through it one time max.
I always get the impression that therapists hate when they have to do that, and are disgusted by the clients that want that.And that is a way of learning to be more self-nurturing. Applying the same techniques to yourself.
I've seen lots of stories online of people being called dependent or "being coddled" by their therapists, and even one story where a therapist went so far as to call their client's emotional needs that they needed from their therapist as being "like a tick."What is that impression based on? I'm guessing it's another fear/worry/anxiety without objective foundation.
I love that metaphor. Never heard it before. It certainly explains my experience with some companies and their lack of customer service. I am partly proud of myself for being banned from my gym after I shared my feelings with themtalking to them is like trying to punch confetti.
Good work with the self advocacyI love that metaphor. Never heard it before. It certainly explains my experience with some companies and their lack of customer service. I am partly proud of myself for being banned from my gym after I shared my feelings with them