Starting My Taper Again
Posted 03 February 2020 - 07:23 PM
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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:09 PM
Good grief H... that's a lot to be taking on, and I would certainly think about changing the therapist. Although I did have a therapist who was on her "training" as part of her degree who turned out to be very good, there are plenty out there that just aren't a good match - irrespective of age and experience. But that "angry" example just made me laugh - sorry I know it isn't funny under the circumstances, but seriously?!
Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:30 PM
Posted 04 February 2020 - 10:07 AM
I was blessed with a superb therapist on my first shot. She was excellent at teaching coping skills.
She told me once it is a journey and I said no, a trip to the grocery store is a journey this is a $%#&* problem. She never used that term again. lol
Posted 04 February 2020 - 05:34 PM
Oh my word - I needed to read that today guys! Hat - that was hilarious!
I am also blessed with my therapist. She did such a good job with me today. I turned up in such a state and she calmed me down and got me to a point where I wasn't tensing so much. We then did some exercises of embracing the fear that I was feeling and watching how the emotions changed. It was so tough, but she kept me going and going and it really did help.
We got to the end and it was 20 past the hour. I said, "What happened to these 25 minutes? This is your lunchtime."
"Let me worry about my lunchtime", she said.
Posted 04 February 2020 - 05:39 PM
Your therapists sound great! My therapist and I are still new to each other (I've seen her 4 times I think and 3 of them I was a complete sobbing mess) I've also never had a therapist before so I don't totally know what to look for. She's very young, she's just getting her hours still for now which doesn't necessarily bother me as I figure that means she's going to be more eager to do a good job. She's very kind and reassuring and definitely listens to what I'm saying. I don't know that I'm totally getting anything out of it yet, but I don't know if that's because she's more inexperienced or because I'm just upside down and confused myself right now or what. Any tips would be awesome!
Posted 04 February 2020 - 05:57 PM
My therapist is truly amazing - this is my second time around with her - and her along with my Kratom and this forum are my three lifesavers.
If you are new to the therapist it can take a few sessions to start to feel relief, this is why the 8 "token" sessions you get with the NHS here in the UK is a damn joke as you are just starting to get on board with it all and then its "ooops - that's all we have time for - see you in 9 months".
But speaking from my own experience, you generally know within the first few minutes as you get a "vibe" from the therapist, the room, the environment and so forth. But this might be because I have had my fair share. At one point, I even went to one that was £75 for 45 minutes (circa $100USD). You'd think at that price she would be epic, but I just didn't get it. She was spouting lines out of a 50 cents meditation book at me. Go get a stone from the beach on the way home. Hold it every morning. Hear the sea in it.... all the while I am wanting to throw it at my head...
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