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Question Therapy books that I知 currently reading

I just started reading some therapy books and some of it is stuff I would like to talk about. Is that okay?

Like things that stand out to me and anything else that brings up any thoughts and feelings about the process.

Maybe eventually even letting T read my thoughts on certain topics.

Everyone feel free to comment on any of it. It would be interesting to hear what other people think about these things too.

I learn a lot from all of you here.

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I知 in... my T nixed my book list which included my psych books so I will read through you! Ha!
OK, T didn稚 say I couldn稚 read them... he said that he strongly suggests to his clients with similar backgrounds to mine, that they not read X,Y, Z types of books... everything I enjoy reading. But... being T he had good reasons.
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Since I知 just starting with this new T (although he痴 been pdoc for almost a year, we池e just beginning the therapy part) and he seems like one who is willing to lead me on the right track and his insistence that this is my journey-

So when I read this I felt proud of myself:

展hen someone starts out on the path of self-discovery, they take significant steps toward wholeness. They take a stand for their well-being. It is the beginning of an important journey, one with twists and turns, yet which always leads toward health.

This does take courage and I never thought that I had that but being willing to try was all it took to get me back into that office.

My journey with this T is still new and I must admit, I知 curious about what changes could take place.
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I知 in... my T nixed my book list which included my psych books so I will read through you! Ha!
OK, T didn稚 say I couldn稚 read them... he said that he strongly suggests to his clients with similar backgrounds to mine, that they not read X,Y, Z types of books... everything I enjoy reading. But... being T he had good reasons.
Sounds great! You can read through me! The therapy books I知 reading are various topics so this could cover a lot of stuff! So you can join me!

I find these therapy books very interesting.

I知 starting at the beginning with them so the topics will seem more simple at first and then go into other things including the importance of the therapeutic alliance.

So much to discover.
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典herapy can now be seen as a journey of self-discovery. A journey where you may realize strengths you thought you never had, and address weaknesses you thought you could not face. It is a place to be with what hurts within, while stepping into your full potential. In the presence of a nonjudgmental, compassionate therapist, you will have the opportunity to face these aspects of yourself so that you can find new ways of being.

This last line is hard to wrap my brain around because I guess I知 so used to who I am now, I think the idea of change scares me.
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This is what I wonder if I struggle with:

BEWARE THE DANGERS OF THE 敵OOD CLIENT MASK Let痴 start with the paradox right at the heart of psychotherapy: working too hard to be a 堵ood client will limit what you get out of it. If working hard means being compliant and taking in what your therapist says without question, you池e in for a long, dry, and not very productive process. Working hard could mean different things to different people. But whatever it is that you think you池e supposed to be doing in therapy, if you restrict yourself to it, your progress will certainly be limited. In fact, to make progress you may need to work harder at being a 澱ad client. Trying hard in therapy by doing only what you think you池e supposed to be doing would be like wearing a mask in your session.

Maybe I should share this with T?
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I知 going to share that with him and tell him why- I知 scared to be myself because of fears of termination because you may think I知 a hopeless case.
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Another similar example:

In the pattern of 的知 a good client, you may be unaware that you are wanting to perform and please the therapist, but as you work more in therapy, you recognise your process and come to understand during therapy that the 杜ask of the good client has more to do with feeling scared to 堵et things wrong. So uncovering the pattern of being a 堵ood client can get you more in touch with difficult feelings and move you into the next part of your process.
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This is what I wonder if I struggle with:

BEWARE THE DANGERS OF THE 敵OOD CLIENT MASK Let痴 start with the paradox right at the heart of psychotherapy: working too hard to be a 堵ood client will limit what you get out of it. If working hard means being compliant and taking in what your therapist says without question, you池e in for a long, dry, and not very productive process. Working hard could mean different things to different people. But whatever it is that you think you池e supposed to be doing in therapy, if you restrict yourself to it, your progress will certainly be limited. In fact, to make progress you may need to work harder at being a 澱ad client. Trying hard in therapy by doing only what you think you池e supposed to be doing would be like wearing a mask in your session.

Maybe I should share this with T?
Well, totally hearing that one in my T痴 voice! He hasn稚 challenged me on it yet but I know he is concerned about my being so agreeable.
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