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Explaining what you think - April 29th 2012, 03:09 PM

Hi everyone,

I find it very difficult to explain my psychologist what I feel and what I think, the things that trouble me. It is not just telling her, but even telling myself. I try to write down what's in my head, but I'm not able to, it's impossible to put that continuous flow of thoughts into words, and that inability to understand my own thinking is keeping me from moving forward...

If anyone has any tips for this, it'd be of great help

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Re: Explaining what you think - April 29th 2012, 04:22 PM

Well, is there any way you can get a tape recorder, or record an audio file on your computer, and verbally communicate the feelings to yourself?

If not, well, find a way to express yourself that DOES work. If that's painting, then PAINT it out. Whatever way you express yourself best, think about it this way: If your psychologist asks questions about whatever it is (like if its a painting, for example), then maybe it can be a conversation starter.

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Re: Explaining what you think - May 1st 2012, 06:01 AM


I can relate to this. I know how frustrating it is to really want the help but be unable to receive it due to a simple inability to communicate. As Julz said, try to find a medium that works for you. Some things you could try are stories poems, paintings, sculptures, or even music. If you keep a journal or blog, you could try showing these to your therapist. There's a quote I've heard which goes something like this: 'I can't explain how I'm feeling, but I'll find a song that can.' Maybe you could try to find a book, poem, song, movie, or something similar that you can relate to, and using that as a starting point. It could also be worthwhile to bring this up with your therapist so they're aware of the situation and you can work out a solution to it.

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Re: Explaining what you think - May 2nd 2012, 12:08 PM

Thank you both for your answers
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Re: Explaining what you think - May 2nd 2012, 12:18 PM

I agree with the above posters It's good advice. In terms of writing out thoughts, you don't need to use sentences. Just free flow as your thoughts do, even just singular words, work Don't put any pressure on yourself, remember you're in a safe place and there is no rush.

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