having posted yesterday on the pros and cons of medication (my point of view), I thought today I would write about the pros and cons of therapy, but given the therapies I have taken part in are so focused on what has happened to me in the past, I don't think it would be helpful or interesting to read.
Instead I could reel off the things I have done today, another muggy, yukky day in Plymouth, but a list of housework, and clearing up after the rabbit is also not a helpful or interesting read! I think some days are just ho hum days and there is nothing to be said at all.
Except this interesting paragraph I found in a book review, and one which if taken at face value is both helpful and interesting;
"You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one -
To re-tell is to re-live and that's not always helpful
Write stuff down. It de-clutters your mind".
I think these points relate clearly to my experience of therapy. In some cases of relating past experiences, the trauma of having to 're-live' these brings me into a crisis, see previous post on assessment with Women's Aid. It is too much for the poor old brain to do again, and it takes a very experienced psychologist or psychiatrist to be able to do this safely so that everything is closed down and put away at the end of a session.