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DannyL

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My fantasy at the minute is not to have fucking insomnia so I can think straight for more than five minutes at a time. Been trying to think of some but my brain is a bit of a soup atm.
 

luka

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isn't this what dissensus is for?

this is literally they way it works! as Danny says i had to do therapy for a year or so. it was a complete failure on my part really. it was impossible to say a word and the few things i did say i didn't mean at all. the whole situation i found impossible.
 

luka

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i'm not someone suited to therapy at all. there's no one in the world who understands me,. im like the silver surfer totally lonely and noblely orbitting the earth in perfect pathos
 

DannyL

Wild Horses
What modality did you do? And why did that happen? What might've made it different?

I had some real shit therapy which I'll write about it a minute, busy with work stuff.
 
There has to be some surrender in it I suppose. You’re not meant to sit there trying to outsmart the therapist, although that must be tempting. This is reminding me of another fantasy I have, to be completely seen. Fully understood and accepted. By a beautiful, very intelligent woman with dark hair preferably, obviously.
 

entertainment

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My girlfriend is going to be writing her thesis on bad therapy, I think specifically psychoanalytic, how it can actively worsen the patient's condition.

Stories about patients killing themselves after sessions. Loads of stories about how children get false memories implanted by suggestive interviewing and come to genuinely believe that they remember traumatic incidents that never happened.
 

luka

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What modality did you do? And why did that happen? What might've made it different?

I had some real shit therapy which I'll write about it a minute, busy with work stuff.

i dont want to blame the therapist. she was a gestalt woman.
 

luka

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My girlfriend is going to be writing her thesis on bad therapy, I think specifically psychoanalytic, how it can actively worsen the patient's condition.

Stories about patients killing themselves after sessions. Loads of stories about how children get false memories implanted by suggestive interviewing and come to genuinely believe that they remember traumatic incidents that never happened.

its tremendously dangerous to go poking round in there. i'd advise against it as a rule. this is also why i think the current idea of Laing as uniquely dangerous is completely dishonest and acts as cover for the many, many disasters that more conventional methods are responisble for.
 

DannyL

Wild Horses
My girlfriend is going to be writing her thesis on bad therapy, I think specifically psychoanalytic, how it can actively worsen the patient's condition.

Stories about patients killing themselves after sessions. Loads of stories about how children get false memories implanted by suggestive interviewing and come to genuinely believe that they remember traumatic incidents that never happened.

Yeah. The BACP goes pretty hard on ethics these days which should make it harder for those situations to arise. The false memory stuff sounds like it would arise in a investigative, legal context which is already an odd situation.
 

luka

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i dont think it was that Danny. i think it was a more profound kind of paralysis.
 

luka

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to do with the artificiality of the situation itself. and of course i didnt identify as a person with a 'problem' i needed fixing
 

entertainment

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I have fantasies about being a famous authoritative modern philosophical voice trenchantly dissection arising issues to heeding audiences but also a troubled maladjusted mind only letting these pregnant nuggets of truth slip reluctantly when what I really want to do is escape the limelight but also a womanizer but it's the women who chase me, I long for companionship that I will never experience and have become cynical coz of that
 

DannyL

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to do with the artificiality of the situation itself. and of course i didnt identify as a person with a 'problem' i needed fixing
Yeah I found that in therapy I had to do for my course. Never quite gave myself up to it. I'd also had loads of therapy before which I kept comparing it to (the former being "better")
 
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