Archives for January, 2010

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Garden Therapy

If I’m not at the beach, I’m spending time in my soul garden, enjoying the peace and quiet the suburbs has to offer between nine to five when most hard-working folk are gainfully employed elsewhere. After clearing a patch of weeds and planting some colourful flowers I’ll sit back in my garden swing with a fresh cup of percolated coffee and peacefully rock backwards and forwards in the gentle breeze. This is my time. My time with no husband and kids. This is...
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Beach Therapy

Mother Nature can be the best therapist of all. When Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, CBT, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Dyadic Behavioural Therapy, Transference Based Therapy or just long-term, garden-variety general supportive therapy finishes; whatever your choice of healing is - there needs to be something to take...
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May The Transference Be With You

Transference can be the duct tape that binds the psychotherapy universe together.

One of the interpretations of my mostly positive, idealizing transference was to use my therapist as a role model. This is similar to Social Learning Theory where people can learn new behavior through...
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Clarification on my Last Two Blogs in Therapy Unplugged

The last two blogs I have written have not been about me.

Client Dumping by Therapists and Why You Can’t be Friends with Your Therapist - Ever! were written by me in response to the many emails and blog comments I have received from readers who have unresolved transference issues with their therapists. Especially for one person in particular – you know who you are.

My therapist reads all my blogs before I post them. She enjoys reading them but with the last two...
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