hard therapy

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« on: July 07, 2018, 03:33:06 AM »
So I had a weird therapy session where my t kept pressing me about meds even though for me, they are a hard no - I basically shut down in the conversation and couldn't talk really. Not olny that, but then we did some EMDR-ish things that brought up W H Y. I was at that point, porbably somewhere else entirely.

THing is after the sess (no gorunding or anything, though my t did ask me whether it was fine by me to en the session there and I said fine) I was... I can only desribe it as I did not have acess to my mind. I could navigate wher I was going and such, but I was basically mute, even though I was presnt. It was a s if my mind was a lake. Whn you throw a pebble into a lake, it creates ripples, wves, it sinks in... the pebbles being outside stimuli, but also thoughts. For me it was like the lake was frozen, cvered in an unchrckable lyer of translucent ice. YOu could still throw a rock on the lake theoretically, but it never sunk in etc.

Other metaphor I came up with is a bear in a stream just surrounded by fsh. The bear could easily catch the fish, they jsut bump into his legs, but he is jsut stnding there, not truly acknowledging the water on his feet, just staring right ahed. He on some lvel knows the fsh are there, that he is in watr, and that the sun is shinin, but nothing really registers. My friend desribed that image as tranquil - but that would imply a sense of peace and there was jsut nothing - if anything, the bear might have been tranquilIZED.

Depsite this... detchment from my perosn, I cried more that dy than I have cried in months, mostly bc I could not have cried at all. So I am wndering what was happenin there?

I was also quite annoyed with the therapist latr for letting me go, even though I did say I was fine. But mainly for coercing me into talking about these tpics that my t should know are dffciult to talk about. I felt thoroughly eff-ed.

P.s.: Typos = OCD. Can't type some words. Also I said I would not apologise for it anymor...
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Re: hard therapy
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 10:58:19 AM »
HI Urs - just wanted to let you know I added in paragraph breaks as it makes it much easier for members to read.  Also, you should be seeing spell check come up when you type a post (underlines words in red), as it's built into this platform.  It will give you the correct spelling of words so you can correct them. That too will make your posts much more readable for members.  It will also help with your OCD (as most people with OCD would become quite anxious when words are misspelled).   

It sounds like you did dissociate during the session with your T and there is a lot of info here about that.  Just use the search function at the top of the page, type in dissociation and it will take you to any posts in which members talked about this.   That should help you to validate and understand what you experienced.  Your T should know quite a bit about dissociation so you may want to bring this up at your next session and perhaps more importantly, feeling coerced into talking about things. 
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion - Dalai Lama

When it comes to trauma, time does NOT heal all wounds.  It is embodied deeply in our heart (spirit), mind & body and requires compassionate, knowledgeable treatment and self-care.