Monday, February 05, 2007

Met New Therpist


I met with my new therapist today. I talked my fool head off. We talked about the flashbacks and how to focus on some object in the present. We also talked about how I had blocked out my past and how it seems to be a method for coping with things that is now second nature to me. He stated I have learned from a very young age how "not to be present" or "leave at will". I think I'm going to be able to open up to this one, at least I did today. I see him again in three weeks. I see my doctor in two weeks. He really wanted to see me more often, but I have to space things out due to money. It started off OK, so I am hoping for the best.

14 comments:

john michael said...

sounds like he at least understands what you are doing and going through, to some degree at least. wishing you the best as this moves forward

john and keepers

MYSTI said...

I am so happy you found some one you could talk with! ((hugs))
Blessings.

Fallen Angels said...

I'm really glad you found someone that might work out! What he said is pretty much my understanding of the nature of dissociative disorders (all of them along the spectrum). A healthy, reasonable coping skill learned/developed/discovered in early childhood, that becomes second nature (ie: we don't even know we are doing it), and is no longer needed in adulthood. Since it's no longer needed in adulthood, but it's become second nature to us, it begins to interfere with functioning, and this is what makes it a disorder.

I hope that makes sense!

I truly understand the need to space things out due to finances. Maybe once the SSDI stuff is all figured out (aproved ;)), you will be able to go more often.

Wanda's Wings said...

John and keepers.
Thanks for all of your support. I think this one is going to help.

Mysti;
You have helped me so much. Thanks for all your support.

Fallen Angels:
This thearpist actually mention dissociative disorders. Maybe in time we will get to the bottom of this. Thank you for all you help. It means a lot to me.

jumpinginpuddles said...

well done on going to the first appointment it is often the hardest, i hope this one works out for you

Jade said...

Yay Wanda, that is really great news. I'm so glad your first session went well. :-) Im so glad that you felt safe enough to open up. This could be the beginning of some major healing for you. You will be in my prayers. Keep up the dilligant work.

Jade said...

Yay Wanda, that is really great news. I'm so glad your first session went well. :-) Im so glad that you felt safe enough to open up. This could be the beginning of some major healing for you. You will be in my prayers. Keep up the dilligant work.

Jade said...

Yay Wanda, that is really great news. I'm so glad your first session went well. :-) Im so glad that you felt safe enough to open up. This could be the beginning of some major healing for you. You will be in my prayers. Keep up the dilligant work.

Jade said...

Yay Wanda, that is really great news. I'm so glad your first session went well. :-) Im so glad that you felt safe enough to open up. This could be the beginning of some major healing for you. You will be in my prayers. Keep up the dilligant work.

wolfbaby said...

gee that sounds a familiar comment;P I am glad you found someone you can be comfortable with that is so very important to the everything you are trying to accomplish..
hugs

Jade said...

lol ohh my goodness, looks like my send button stuck! Sorry wanda!

Raine said...

Thats wonderful news _ Im glad to hear it went well

Cheesemeister said...

I hope it continues to go well.

Dreaming again said...

hey girl ..how ya doing?