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Old 07-11-2017, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by mc2ed View Post
I know this is an old post....yet I wanted to respond to one thing that was said in this...the last sentence...that they didn't understand how going to talk to somebody for an hour helps....
I have a traumatic brain injury open skull...memory loss.......shattered spine....lots of other damage....I went to that talking therapy.....3 times a week for 5 years.....I write in a journal too.....the thing I learned...that I want to point out...in case someone comes to this thread thinking the same thing....
first.....not all therapists are going to fit you....I think it is important when you go to a therapist...that you are investigating them...and what they have to offer in the way of tools for your living......it can be a night and day experience...what you get out of therapy.....
The important thing I wish to express........when you go to therapy...it may seem like you are just talking.....but a good therapist....is from their knowledge....guiding that conversation....they aren't going to TELL you something.....yet they know how to get to what is hidden within you....and get you to ask your own questions....more importantly to discover your answers....it is like when you are learning to do something....you can read the instructions....or someone can tell you what to do.....yet....when you...yourself actually do it....it is experienced in a different way....it becomes embedded....a different memory as it is an actuality....
A good therapist....is the one who leads by asking the questions....that get you to arrive at the destination....on your own....from within....I wish I had the vocabulary....to express.......how a good therapist can make a difference...Even though I do not see one anymore....I learned how tools in how to observe myself....and situations......awareness.....and I do reach out when I need to....one of the reasons I am on this site now......
I will offer too.......I can listen....
I hope anyone suffering....can find a place of help.....
MC2ed, I reread your post today and realized that I have some of the same problems with TBI. My injury is more of an accumulation of multiple Concussions, at last count 8, with 2, and possibly as many 4 that were severe. With one of the concussions I recieved quite a bit of long term physical therapy, particularly as it pertains to the crainal plates. They were loosened up quite a bit. It took a while to get them seated properly. I have had problems here and there with memory problems. I have been working on myself trying to recall some of the details of trauma I've had going way, way back to North Africa. It's not easy, but I have recalled some things that I had forgotten. I am going to keep at it, I have this feeling that there are still some big holes in my memory out there. It is amazing how much we forget. I my case I guess it is not a big surprise, but still it's amazing to me. Your idea of writing down your experiences is a good one. It has been helpful to me to be able to communicate with everyone here. It gets me thinking and recalling things in the deep recesses of my spaggetified brain. Hang in there brother, from a different mother. Shalom.
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