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I've seen things such as angel or even fairy therapy! Or sex therapy.
One certified psychologist in my area offers "mask making" as a part of therapy. It's probably that you create a mask and then you discuss what it means to you. He also offers touch therapy where you lie down and you agree where he's going to touch you. He explicitly wrote that he will never touch your genitals or breasts I think I would need this one because I'm extremely uncomfortable with people touching me, If he touched my neck I'd run away screaming in panic perhaps that's an indication that I should try it
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I would be into the psychedelic therapies if I were not on a steady resolution to stay away from psychoactive substances unless necessary for a medical reason. Well, I did my own explorations in my youth, even involving a few psychologists but without the fee.

Now my legal version of altered states is virtual reality devices and experiences. I work with some clinicians who are developing VR programs for therapy and have fun testing their tools sometimes.

I could imagine escape room experiences that are psychologically oriented, as a form of group therapy.
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Lucid dreams and discussing them with a group. I did that also a lot in the past. Those dreams can be better to explore one's unconscious processes than therapy in my experience, but it takes some skill to develop and use.

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Animals - I volunteered for a while with sea lions in the local zoo. For some reason I was obsessed with sea lions during that time.
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I've seen things such as angel or even fairy therapy! Or sex therapy.
I've never done sex therapy, but I think it's a legitimate thing for individuals or couples who struggle. If you are interested in seeing a dramatized version of a sex therapist which is really quite extreme and funny (or maybe not, hard to know), check out a new Netflix series called "Sex Education." One of the characters (Gillian Anderson, who I quite like) is a sex therapist who has her office in her home (!) and her 16 year old son is trying to emulate her at school as a therapist for teenagers with "problems." I've just seen the pilot and while it's not the best show I've ever watched, it was quite entertaining. I think it's set in Britain but I am not sure.
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I've never done sex therapy, but I think it's a legitimate thing for individuals or couples who struggle. If you are interested in seeing a dramatized version of a sex therapist which is really quite extreme and funny (or maybe not, hard to know), check out a new Netflix series called "Sex Education." One of the characters (Gillian Anderson, who I quite like) is a sex therapist who has her office in her home (!) and her 16 year old son is trying to emulate her at school as a therapist for teenagers with "problems." I've just seen the pilot and while it's not the best show I've ever watched, it was quite entertaining. I think it's set in Britain but I am not sure.
Haha that sounds funny! If I ever get Netflix I'll watch
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I always thought Est sounded insane.
I think the sorts of therapy that people report here are just as nuts (as was the therapy I tried). I don't think there is any therapy that is not weird to me. And I think most if not all therapists are complete weirdos.
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In college two classmates I knew were sucked into an EST program. Its more pyramid scheme than actual therapy.
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Did you guys see that Popeyes has a new chicken box? It looks like a chicken and is called emotional support chicken box for travelers through holidays. 😀
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This disturbs me. She's not a licenced therapist and has the potential to do a great deal of damage.
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I've seen things such as angel or even fairy therapy! Or sex therapy.
One certified psychologist in my area offers "mask making" as a part of therapy. It's probably that you create a mask and then you discuss what it means to you. He also offers touch therapy where you lie down and you agree where he's going to touch you. He explicitly wrote that he will never touch your genitals or breasts I think I would need this one because I'm extremely uncomfortable with people touching me, If he touched my neck I'd run away screaming in panic perhaps that's an indication that I should try it
One of the groups my program offers is recreational therapy. One of the activities they do is creating mask. Each client designs the masks that they wear and hide behind
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