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Gonna be opening up about a sensitive topic in therapy...Tips? - January 18th 2013, 04:53 PM

Hi everyone,
I had stopped going to therapy, because after a year of therapy I hadn't gone very far at all, and so we felt it wasn't fair for me to keep going if I wasn't ready.
There's this one things that's been bugging me for ages now, and so I told my mother I'd talk about it to my therapist and she scheduled an appointment for next Saturday. I don't plan on opening up about something related to my OCD which is what I went for, so I don't think this'll lead to another chain of visits. But the topic I AM planning on speaking about is very hard for me to speak about, and I was wondering if you guys had tips?
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Re: Gonna be opening up about a sensitive topic in therapy...Tips? - January 18th 2013, 06:44 PM

I usually dont have issues but the other day I had to face one. I had asked someone recommended saying things out loud to yourself alone before hand. I had the issue of not wanting to hear myself say it. I usually write things down whether it be like a note or a poem or something. It is the easiest way for me to communicate. I would really reccommend the saying it out loud though.

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Re: Gonna be opening up about a sensitive topic in therapy...Tips? - January 18th 2013, 09:28 PM

I think writing out what you want to say to him/her would help.
I know for me putting how I feel or whatever is going on within me in writing really helps because I can get it out and I can figure out, with the words written, how to possibly say it.
It is not easy opening up no matter what you do if the topic is something you really struggle to cope with or that you never talk about but know you have to discuss so the feelings you are having are normal and expected. Try going in knowing what you want to get out of the session (advice, encouragement, someone to listen etc.) and just open up.
If it will help, maybe you can make your therapist aware at the beginning of the session that you want to talk about something but that you are nervous about how to bring it up, they may have suggestions to help you at that moment or be able to encourage you.
Hopefully this helps and that all goes well next Saturday.

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