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Postby Candid » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:17 am

You're going to have to screw up your courage and tell him about that. I doubt it's anything he hasn't heard before.
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Postby desperate788 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:14 am

Good morning..He is young maybe he hasn't heard that before or hasn't have patient with that condition anyways I think I can tell him
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Postby Candid » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:23 am

Therapists hate this, but here goes anyway: you can always print online information about any condition you believe you have, and show it to him. If you just say: "I have all these symptoms" it can be a great shortcut, as long as you don't spend all the session reading something. The relationship between you and the therapist is paramount.

When I was in therapy I had the therapist's email address and was forever sending her links. To her credit, she always printed them and discussed them with me at the next session. She agreed I was a basket case.
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Postby desperate788 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:29 am

Send therapist a perversion info link? That's odd I don't think I can do that..
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Postby Candid » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:21 pm

Okay. That's pretty perverted... :lol:
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Postby desperate788 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:02 pm

May do that let's see how things develop
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Postby DrPsychFeels » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:50 pm

Richard@DecisionSkills wrote:
desperate788 wrote:...I think he doesn't have the capacity to heal such a complex case as me.


Avoid this thought. It sets up useless barriers.


Definitely do not avoid this thought.

It may not be a helpful thought, but the only way to get over it is to go through it. Perhaps bring up this doubt with your therapist. He's heard it before and won't be offended; and it will probably be an opening into important issues.
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Postby desperate788 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:36 am

Oh no I can't say that to therapist it would be quite rude..
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Postby Candid » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:18 am

And you were more comfortable with him the second time, weren't you?
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Postby desperate788 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:25 am

Yes I was more comfort maybe he therapies through.. He advised me to walk a hour a day should I do that?
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Postby Candid » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:33 pm

Of course you should! :)
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Postby desperate788 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:36 pm

Then I have a walk in this lovely spring night while joyfully drunk.
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Postby Candid » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:37 pm

I hope you'll enjoy it and want to do it every day.
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Postby desperate788 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:54 am

Candid wrote:I hope you'll enjoy it and want to do it every day.

I'm willing to do that..what's daily plan?
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Postby Candid » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:06 am

You're going to have to think about the routine you have now and work out how you can fit in a daily walk. For example, before or after your evening meal might be the best plan for weekdays. At weekends you might want to do things differently.
Do you have a convenient, interesting but peaceful path you can take regularly?

I'm also curious to know what you think about when you go for a walk. Do you usually notice things you're approaching or passing, or do you take the walk while ruminating about what's going on (or not going on) in your life?
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