Thanks, Kate. I feel like I'm jumping around all over the place with all these issues. Like one thing will be bothering me one week, and a totally different issue I'm working on the next. Is that normal?
We only did the "telling" thing 2 sessions, and I'm only towards the beginning still. I hope Linda isn't totally switching gears and going to not continue it, but I do think the last 2 sessions we needed to stop and deal with some of the issues that came up. I thought it was pretty good insight on her part. Do you agree? I do want to make sure we go on with it, but not until she gets back. Just in the small part I told her, it's already stirred up and brought out a bunch of stuff. I think that's progress, right?
Well, have a great Friday night!
Shay, you are being very normal. It is common to jump from one thing to the next. What you feel is complex and interwoven. Sometimes you will feel one thing one moment then feel completely different the next.
I agree with you, it was good insight on Linda's part to stop and deal with some of the issues that came up. If you keep going and ignore them, it will only make it worse. Hopefully, she will pick up your story again and keep going.
I think it's great that the small part you shared brought up so much. I know you probably don't think it's so great :) but therapeutically, it is a very good thing. And you are hitting it head on, which means that your progress is going to go even smoother. And though there is no way to tell for sure, this could be some of the biggest stuff you deal with as you work your way through. Childhood issues and embarrassment are both huge. As you work this, it could smooth the way for any other things that come up and that would make them much easier to deal with.
Enjoy your night. I hope you have some fun tonight! Talk with you soon,