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wiser

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PeakD

My therapist of 10 yrs treating me for complex trauma with chronic suicidal ideation said to me at the close of our session "you are predictable" I will ask him about this in our upcoming session, but in the interim what is your take on this?

I’m glad you’re asking him, as only he will know what he meant. The way I would take it is as a comment on how there really are patterns ...

wiser

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PeakD

While we like to be remembered, does your therapist remember most aspects of your conversations? If she forgets, is this hurtful, understandable or something in between?

M remembers very well. He also doesn’t mind me repeating things. I have repeatedly been amazed by how often I’ve mentioned something and ...

wiser

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PeakD

Can you still do attachment work in therapy if you are really attached to someone in your life who isn’t your therapist? (And not at all attached to your therapist)?

I think you can. You just talk to your therapist about that person you’re attached to and your experience in that relationship. It’s a bi...

ngobaby

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Journaling: A form of Self-Expression

Expressing our emotions and feelings to close friends and family can be one of the most challenging thing to do especially, when we la...

wiser

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PeakD

Goals… not my forte. Could use some inspiration. Do you know? When is your therapy a succes? What changes would other people be able to see to verify?

It really depends on who you’re wanting to notice the changes, whatever they are. Starting with the extreme...

wiser

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PeakD

How do you feel when your therapist adjusts their style to you? I told my therapist a certain phrase he used felt more like challenge than validation. I’m grateful he stopped using it but also ashamed.

Shame is an indicator feeling. When you feel it, it’s pointing to something. And...

wiser

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PeakD

Do you suspect that you are your therapist’s most unique client in some way? Most punctual, most silly, most sporty, most bookish, most reserved, etc…? What makes you think so, and how do you feel about this probable distinction?

I have joked at times about formerly being M’s most well behaved client. Now that I’m starting to understand my own internal dynamics bet...

wiser

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PeakD

What is the connection? Maybe, our sense, our therapist doesn’t like us.. is this signifying, we do not like ourselves? Or, sensing our therapist, angry with us, therefore, we must be angry…. Do you agree or disagree?

I disagree. It’s not to say that those two connections don’t sometimes happen. It’s that there is no universal rule that says those sense...

storiesoferne

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PeakD

Eh, what’s up Doc?

Remember this iconic catchphrase from the classic cartoon character Bugs Bunny? If you haven't heard of him, he is the ever cunning, sar...

wiser

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PeakD

What do you do when your upset turns to anger towards your therapist? I feel I don’t want to see him again as ill get upset again. I want to give up.

I think you write down the feelings, let yourself feel them, and then when you go to your next session you let your therapist know how yo...

boryanamtl

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Who/ what have I become?

How did I end up here? This is the question we all eventually will ask ourselves. Today, it's my turn. Sometimes I wonder if I'll be able...

wiser

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PeakD

Emailing your therapist… what are your needs and wishes? If her response, not forthcoming, what are your thoughts and feelings?

When I email my therapist the main thing I need from him is a response. If he doesn’t reply I feel like I’m just sending vulnerable thing...

wiser

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PeakD

Does your therapist show flexibility and a willingness, meeting your changing needs, within the alliance?

Yes, very much, while keeping the therapeutic frame solid and intact. A few examples of flexibility...

wiser

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PeakD

How much does your therapist share about themselves?

Enough...

wiser

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PeakD

Is it possible to accept a narcissist for who they are and decide to love them anyway, without destroying your life?

Theoretically, maybe? But only if you have never been their target or been victimized by them. I have thought, for example, that while I ...

waivio_amos-sekou

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Waivio

Why Must You Opt For a Professional Beauty Course?

If you are wondering if the beauty industry is a reliable choice for a career option, then this article is for you. You see, the industr...

wiser

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PeakD

Why does my trauma therapist look straight at me leaning forward?

I can’t say for sure what may be going on with your therapist, but your question reminds me of a practicum where I was the helper. We’d h...

wiser

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PeakD

Is your therapist similar to someone in your own life? Maybe, in some respects, a parent or a teacher.. possibly, an old friend or even, one’s self?

That’s a really great question! I did have a friend in college who has the same first name as my therapist and was like him in a lot of w...

wiser

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PeakD

For those suffering from relational trauma, do your therapist’s strict boundaries perpetuate shame?

My therapist has very robust and solid boundaries. they are very important to our relationship and our work. They exist for one overarchi...

wiser

499.60
PeakD

A question about honoring resistance in therapy

In therapy sessions, how do you know when you are meeting resistance that you need to honor or if it's something you can push through to ...

wiser

499.60
PeakD

A question about resistance in therapy

Are you resistant, avoidant and holding back information, in therapy? Are you resistant, avoidant and holding back, in life? Maybe, the p...

blockstrides

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Summer Vacations with Family-Holiday planning and Travel arrangements

Greetings to All, In the sheer realm of #exploration & #wanderlust, I literally find #solace, as I truly believe many really share th...

riyaverma123

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Exploring Shopper's Stop: A Day out with Family! Retail Therapy! Shop till you Drop!

Today my family and I decided to visit Shopper's Stop in Rajouri Garden for a day of shopping and exploration. As soon as we entered, we ...

wiser

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PeakD

In what ways has Quora changed or enhanced the course of your therapy? Did you step away, for a time? Maybe, the belief, therapy should remain pure, or something else?

Before I came to TLA (a particular space on Quora), I discovered a clinical label elsewhere on Quora which served as a category for a num...

wiser

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PeakD

Last year I asked my therapist (in an email) to tell me 'No' to the possibility of a friendship. I was experiencing Adverse Idealizing Transference and surmised that a hard 'No' would help me. Why didn't he do that?

This would be a great question to ask your therapist. Really, only he can answer that for you. He would likely want to know more of where...

wiser

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PeakD

Psychotherapy..such a nice thing but it is so depressing when you realize it is not reality. Am I the only one that feels so sad because of that?

You are definitely not alone in feeling sad in relation to your psychotherapy. Being in therapy can bring up all kinds of sad feelings. W...

wiser

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PeakD

How often do you forgive your therapist? How often do you forgive yourself? Is there some relationship between forgiving others, and forgiving ourselves?

The very first step to forgiving anyone is open acknowledgement that what they did to you was wrong, hurtful, harmful. Abusers who come f...

wiser

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PeakD

A question about attachment wounds in therapy

A long question, concerning our attachment wounds.. if our yearnings for some personal acknowledgment of our therapist’s feelings are nev...

wiser

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PeakD

Do you revert to old habits/coping mechanisms, during times of stress, and do you tell your therapist?

It depends on on where I’m at in the healing/transformation process. Once a shift has been made at all levels of my brain, I do not go ba...

trayan

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PeakD

Velvet Forest ~ A fast swipe painting to AI conversion...

Hi, Aliens! Last night as we were lightly partying with a friend I decided to add a little #art #therapy to the Friday vibe. I recycled s...