Tuesday, 28 March 2023

Zoom

 

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.

32 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:48 pm

    I see you are deleting posts

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    1. 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'.

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  2. Oh yes….there are two troublemakers here and I’ve got the match of both.

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    1. 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.

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    2. Oh, you've turned it off. I might get louder.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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    1. Anonymous11:28 pm

      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 oz

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  5. Barbara Anne10:52 pm

    It's a good day when you can make two new friends despite bing stuck at home with covid.
    Big hugs!

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  6. Your circle of friends just got larger. That is always good.

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  7. Is that an ice cream at the top or a volcano? I wonder why Donna's husband irritates her so much?

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    1. Re your first point, Pudding of York, it's a fine one. The diagram needs a Cadbury's flake stuck in the top.

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  8. Glad to hear you had a good evening at college (by Zoom) and have 2 new friends. Take good care of yourself, John dear.

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  9. Safety is important to me - I feel safe here x

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    1. Anonymous2:12 pm

      I don't think you understood the post flis.

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    2. I do tho' -Safety on the pyramid 🏔

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    3. Anonymous4:40 pm

      As I said, you didn't understand the post, it's niothing to do with you feeling safe reading a blog.

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    4. The importance of feeling Safe with a therapist ☕

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    5. Anonymous6:36 pm

      OMG .. SMH

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    6. I do have experience - as almost a therapist myself - thankfully🍍

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    7. Anonymous9:23 pm

      Shaking my head too Anon!
      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.

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    8. Anon -Anon -🙅🤦

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    9. Anonymous3:00 pm

      Unable to clarify and verify your comments, as expected.

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    10. 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 😼

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    11. Anonymous5:48 pm

      Troll friend?

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  10. That is a lovely way to potentially gain two new friends, you three already have the beginnings of deep connections. Well done.

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  11. 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. xx

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  12. Your mind is expanding and so are your friendships.

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  13. I think I would struggle to get to the top of that pyramid.

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  14. Great that you have bonded and become friends during the course and the learning, especially of trust. A positive experience.

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  15. Getting to know you, is to like you

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  16. weaver1:26 pm

    Finding kindred spirits on a course helps one along no end doesn't it?

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