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How do I tell my therapist about intrusive thoughts?

How do I tell my therapist about intrusive thoughts?

Tell your therapist about your thoughts, because they’ve heard much “stranger” and “more alarming” things before. (There are quotation marks because they probably won’t think you’re strange or see any reason to become alarmed.)

Is it good to not talk in talk therapy?

Some of the most powerful moments of the “talking cure” include no talking. You heard right, paying to not talk in talk therapy can be beneficial. On the other hand, silence may reflect a problem that results in a colossal waste of time and money. Here’s how to tell the difference.

What should you do if your therapist refuses to talk about your progress?

They constantly avoid to talk about your progress in therapy or lack thereof. Your therapist should be able to talk openly to you about your progress. If they refuse to debate on such matters, or keep you in suspension, be sure you can end it. Knowing your own progress is crucial to functional therapy.

What are good questions to ask someone in therapy?

But if you encourage them to talk about their lives, just listen, and pay attention. Your small talk can reveal a great deal about their overall welfare. Of course, you don’t want the therapy session to become an interrogation and you should feel free to come up with your own questions.

Why do people not look up in therapy?

It may be difficult to look up when talking about sex, for example. Either way, it’s a problem that can cause the client to feel disconnected from the therapist and dread or even quit therapy.

What kind of questions are asked in talk therapy?

Probing deeply into our clients’ lives through thought-provoking questions is often the bulk of what happens in talk therapy.

What should I ask my client in therapy?

To the client, this may seem like no more than ‘small talk’. But if you encourage them to talk about their lives, just listen, and pay attention. Your small talk can reveal a great deal about their overall welfare. Of course, you don’t want the therapy session to become an interrogation and you should feel free to come up with your own questions.

What does it mean when you have nothing to talk about in therapy?

Having nothing to talk about isn’t a sign that there’s something wrong with therapy; it’s an opportunity to peek under some unturned stones. This is part and parcel to the way therapy is structured. Therapy sessions are typically (and always, at Through the Woods) scheduled on a weekly, rather than “as needed”, basis.

How does the miracle question help a therapist?

It helps the therapist see where the client wants to go. Too often, therapists assume that a client needs to grieve, leave their spouse, quit their job, after the client describes why he/she has come to therapy. The Miracle Question helps the client and therapist to address exactly what the client wants, not what the therapist thinks is best.