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Crazy Things My Therapist Says

Posted by SkyAtNight , 23 June 2011 · 81 views

If I would write a book my recovery experience, the table of contents might look something like this.This is a parody of things she says that at the time seem bizarre but after I think about them, there is a lot of wisdom. My T is awesome and has helped my overcome so much. I just find it helps to have a sense of humor about the difficult things.


Chapter One - You can still allow your self to have a good time even though you are depressed. (AH What? If I could feel good times, I wouldn't feel depressed.)

Chapter Two - Brace yourself. I am going to say something nice.

Chapter Three - You can control your thoughts. Then your body will follow. (If I could control my thoughts, I wouldn't need to control my thoughts. Maybe I need better thoughts?! )

Chapter Four - Your parts are at war with each other. You need to have a meeting with them. (Sounds like Custer at the Little Big Horn)

Chapter Five - You can't see the tree for the forest.

Chapter Six - Keep looking for good and letting it in.

Chapter Seven - Pre-worrying has not helped you. Anticipating dangers not your friend. " but it does past time."

Chapter Eight - She is not your mother.


Chapter Nine - Look around you and count.

Chapter Ten - Live in the present "because the past really sucked."

Chapter Eleven - You do not know what other people think. " Thank God they don't know what you think."

Chapter Twelve - Most people do not operate like your family. " For my family, dysfunctional would have been a step up."

Chapter Thirteen - What you think is your weakness is your strength.

Chapter Fourteen -Most things are not about me. " Scientific studies show that I am not the actual center of the universe?"

Chapter Fifteen - I can't please everyone. The only one I need to please is me. "Everyone else just thinks I need to take care of them."

Chapter Sixteen - My body is my oldest friend, my longest companion. "Who knew, I have an imaginary friend that has a weight problem!"

Chapter Seventeen - Breathing is a good thing.

Chapter Eighteen - Crying is good work. " It just feels like shit"

Chapter Nineteen - Playing with toys with help diffuse the PTSD and help it move to a different part of my brain. "I was hoping we could remove it from my brain entirely. That would be awesome!"

Chapter Twenty -You will do better if you work together. Be a team, make group decisions that take everyone's needs and wants into account. " but this team is more like the congress"

Chapter Twenty One - You have lots of resources and can take care of your self,

Chapter Twenty Two - The present is your friend. The past - not so much.



Are you feeling progress with this therapist? It sounds like it might be a good idea to look for someone new if you are unhappy. I recently changed--after being with one for over a year. I can tell you that in my 4 sessions with the new one I have made more progress in the entire year I was with the old one. Hang in there--therapy is a lot of work but it can be done!!
Thanks for the note. I am very happy with my T. She does have some funny ways of speaking.

This is a parody of things she says that at the time seem bizarre but after I think about them, there is a lot of wisdom. My T is awesome and has helped my overcome so much. I just find it helps to have a sense of humor about the difficult things.
yes a sense of humor is a great tool---I also use it in my healing. I am so so glad you have a T you feel is so helpful. Keep up the good work & humor!!
Thanks for caring gillybeans. I have to figure out a way to say these things helped me and making a sarcastic remark poking fun at how difficult it is to recover. Making fun was really freeing.
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PhoenixxRising
Jul 03 2011 11:09 PM
Reading this at first I couldn't tell if you were dissatisfied with your therapist or not, but it seems you have a good relationship and he/she has a lot of good insight to share with you. Glad to see you're having a good experience!

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