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Yes, do! the more of us researching the better, especially those with lived experience.
Well, I’m not sure I’d agree with “spiteful” but… I’ve a lot of time for Schore, who you mention at the end of your post, and think the best chance of advancing therapy practice is giving up on brands and working with what people who have suffered tells us works. Thank you for posting a comment.
thank you so must for your comment. I also very much believe in not quashing what you eloquently call the “retaliatory spirit”. And this “I find undying humor for my personal predicament, which is the most help”. YES!
Thanks for your comment, B. Any shrink of any persuasion who interprets someone’s life like that is dodgy to me. Becksian CBTers can be so indoctrinated into their model that they fail to see the power issues in doing this – especially important as so many have suffered abuse of power early on.
“It’s not just mind—it’s mind/body/spirit.” Couldn’t agree more, Alex, again with your emphasis on us finding our “creative process”.
Fiachra – You write so beautifully about finding your own solutions to “get myself out of trouble”. Im a huge fan of Buddhist Breathing meditation too (I used to live in an ashram!). I also very much agree with your emphasis on anxiety being the problem, and ‘abandoning of thinking when overwhelmed – to return later when calm.’ I look forward to reading more of your words and insights on MIA and elsewhere- Jay
I know of them a little from cyberspace. Excellent approach and acknowledgment of clin psy’s vested interests! Thank you for the link – Jay
I hope you write more about this so others can do it too!
What fantastic links, etc. Wow!
🙂 Its an absolute delight to do my first blog for ‘Mad in America’.
Thank you, Duane. My best to you too.
Thank you so much for your comment. Yes it is a privilege. I really agree with what you are saying. I am lucky enough to be involved in training shrinks here in the UK and the trainees are always absolutely desperate to be taught techniques. Until they realise that there is such a gap between those and the experience of being in a room with someone. And that the techniques can block and get in the way of that as, absolutely agree with you, does the DSM.
Dear Duane. Thank you for your comment. I totally agree. I would like it to be far more about equals! Jay