I have been sitting here reading psychoanalytic theory in my favorite library for a while this afternoon. And I keep thinking about my experience with therapy. I think therapy is really great. It's helpful but.... hmmm. Let's not use the word but. How about I write a BOTH/AND statement that links contradictory statement together (an assignment I give people to do when I counsel).
My BOTH/AND statement on counseling.
I know that in counseling it's best to share everything with your therapist. AND I don't feel like my current counselor can handle that AND Ironically - I feel exactly the same way about my family - eg. they can't handle me sharing things AND so these feelings are probably a projection AND I still want to quit counseling AND Not only would I miss out on exploring a projection/transference thing then I would also have to find someone new. That would not be fun. AND My school requires us to be in therapy AND if I do not like therapy or my counselor I should at least know why AND I have no idea AND so I'm going to just sit with this until I know a bit more.
Of course I read about projections and transference while thinking about my own experiences of it. Basically I find making no rash moves and sitting with something is the best way to tell if I am experiencing a transference that's family related or I am just sick of this type of therapy. I can also see a spiritual director and meet the requirement for school. That would be fun.
Yeah, both/and statements.