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Archives for June, 2010

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Why We Lie to our Therapists


We all tell lies, it is part of human nature.  Sometimes we need to protect ourselves, and that is a good thing.  I’ve always told my children that the truth will get them into less trouble, and sometimes, as long as I stick to my word, they do confess.  But lying to your therapist is like cheating on a diet or plagiarizing a university essay and getting a high distinction. It is self-defeating...
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attachment

The Narcissistic Mother and the Symbiotic Therapist


When you trip over and hurt yourself the narcissistic mother will sneer in a condescending voice, “Get up, you’re embarrassing me,” and the therapist would say in a tender dulcet tone, “Have you hurt yourself, can I give you a hand?”
While it’s a no-brainer that many people seek therapy for childhood psychological injuries, what is it about therapy that actually heals?  What therapy works best, CBT,...
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