It was skills practice in college tonight , so I played the counsellor (on line )which was interesting.We are a group of three and this evening had an opportunity to honestly share why we picked each other to “ do” therapy .
I like my fellow students and I guess that is why we were all there …for we like each other.
Donna is a fast talking , nervous Social worker who loves her cats, is theatrically and constantly irritated by her husband and who laughs without a filter.
Caroline is deep, a saleswoman who is good at what she does but who needs to change her career
And there’s me
Three different people who bonded over Carl Rogers, CBT and Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs
Tonight we did skills practice and I talked about my weight and it was important and supportive and caring
We also talked about other things not for Going Gently to share, but I must say that we left tonight’s session each feeling we’ve made two new friends.
I see you are deleting postsReplyDelete
It's always sad having to delete people. I have just recently had to end comments from someone I really liked. She had become bitter and argumentative; so she had to go. It feels like 'failure'.Delete
Oh yes….there are two troublemakers here and I’ve got the match of both.ReplyDelete
Who's the other? The reason I rarely comment these days is your moderation policy. I still read most of them (apart from the theatre and film reviews) but stay quiet.Delete
Oh, you've turned it off. I might get louder.Delete
The illustration is a different Maslow than the one I know... except for self-actualisation. I wonder how many of us actually achieve that? Lifelong learning is one of the keys to maintaining good mental health (he said with his old Public Health hat on). More power to you and your fellow students.ReplyDelete
Maslow? Not for me. Not for me are any such neat prescriptive inventions by academics trying to be different while trying to simplify coomplexity. Oh... Maybe I need counselling? ...or :)... or :(... A reasonable focus for discussion though.ReplyDelete
I studied Maslow's, Kohlberg's levels of moral development and more when doing my teaching degree. Yes they are simplistic, but they can also help one begin to understand why a child, or an adult for that matter, might act in ways that seem incomprehensible to you. Anything that helps someone seek to understand rather than straight out judge is helpful. I developed a lot more emotional intelligence with those studies, and still use that learning in my interactions every day. Tina in west ozDelete
It's a good day when you can make two new friends despite bing stuck at home with covid.ReplyDelete
Your circle of friends just got larger. That is always good.ReplyDelete
Is that an ice cream at the top or a volcano? I wonder why Donna's husband irritates her so much?ReplyDelete
Re your first point, Pudding of York, it's a fine one. The diagram needs a Cadbury's flake stuck in the top.Delete
Glad to hear you had a good evening at college (by Zoom) and have 2 new friends. Take good care of yourself, John dear.ReplyDelete
Safety is important to me - I feel safe here xReplyDelete
I don't think you understood the post flis.Delete
I do tho' -Safety on the pyramid 🏔Delete
As I said, you didn't understand the post, it's niothing to do with you feeling safe reading a blog.Delete
The importance of feeling Safe with a therapist ☕Delete
OMG .. SMHDelete
I do have experience - as almost a therapist myself - thankfully🍍Delete
Shaking my head too Anon!Delete
Flis you said "I feel safe HERE"
Yet now you say you mean with a therapist.
To top it all you're ALMOST a therapist yourself, how can someone "almost" be a therapist? Does that mean you can "almost" help a troubled person? Is it your hobby in your spare time perhaps? You read about John attending his courses and imagine yourself as a therapist? Please stop fantacising about everything you read on here, you're belittling a profession.
Anon -Anon -🙅🤦Delete
Unable to clarify and verify your comments, as expected.Delete
I expected that - Here you are - After this I won't explain any more - I have much experience which I will not disclose - It really is no business of yours or your troll friend 😼Delete
That is a lovely way to potentially gain two new friends, you three already have the beginnings of deep connections. Well done.ReplyDelete
When most people would just curl up feeling sorry for themselves, you get out there (albeit on Zoom) and continue with your course and making new friends. I admire your determination. xxReplyDelete
Your mind is expanding and so are your friendships.ReplyDelete
I think I would struggle to get to the top of that pyramid.ReplyDelete
Great that you have bonded and become friends during the course and the learning, especially of trust. A positive experience.ReplyDelete
Getting to know you, is to like youReplyDelete
Finding kindred spirits on a course helps one along no end doesn't it?ReplyDelete