November 2013 – Pain, Trust, Dealing with your behavior

Topics from November’s meeting. Feel free to comment:

  1. What to do with internal silence
  2. Dealing with pain
  3. How do you know when you’re done with therapy or working on things?
  4. Trust
  5. Dealing with your behavior
  6. Feelings about the concept of integration

One thought on “November 2013 – Pain, Trust, Dealing with your behavior

  1. Jigsaw Analogy

    How do you know when you are done with therapy. Hmm. That is something I’ve been thinking about lately. For about two years, I was seeing my therapist once a month because I didn’t want to just quit therapy because I thought I was fine, even if I wasn’t. Last summer, we weren’t able to schedule a meeting for the next time when I saw her in August, and it was the middle of October before I even thought about therapy. I saw her in November and December, and then we didn’t have a meeting scheduled for January, and then life got busy and money got tight, and I haven’t been back. I do want to at least schedule a session to say goodbye for now, but it hasn’t felt urgent. There are things I could talk about with her, but it’s been a few years since I last needed to process through trauma stuff, and most of what I have talked about in therapy has been either telling her how I dealt with a situation or talking about things I talk with my friends about.

    So I guess for me how I know I’m ready to finish being in therapy is when I can deal with hard situations in a healthy way, and I have friends and other support people who are able to help me think things through. I guess some of it is having the tools to cope and knowing how to use them, and actually being able to use them when things get hard.

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