Therapy 2.0

Therapy 2.0

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Because of the Corona-situation, group therapy has been cancelled until further notice. Our therapist offers single video calls to keep in touch. At first I didn’t feel comfortable with it, would I be able to get it right?

Turned out there was nothing to worry about. It’s quite simple, you just need a PC/notebook/tablet/smartphone with camera and microphone. I logged in and waited in a virtual waiting room until my therapist started the session.

Our therapist has lots of experience with video calls and was very confident and cool, and I just needed to follow his lead. Soon it was like we really were sitting in a room together.

He asked if I ever had buried my disere to have children in a symbolic way (no, I didn’t). He asked what the child’s name would have been (our favorite name for a girl was Amanda: Starts with an A like my husband’s name and is latin, like my name). We quickly came up with the idea to bury a pacifier chain with this name. I am not ready for this yet, but I like this, despite all the pain. My therapist encouraged me to wait until the time is right and not to rush it. But I can’t get this out of my head, and I am sure I will follow through with it.

The video call lasted 50 minutes, like a normal single therapy session. After that I had enough to think about. Wednesday afternoon we will have our next video call. This time I know what it will be like and will be more relaxed.

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12 thoughts on “Therapy 2.0

  1. I’m so glad your virtual session went well. I had a phone session with my CPN on Friday, because due to being blind I won’t be able to see her in a video anyway. I’m so glad your session was productive. The idea of burying your desire for a child is so beautiful. It reminds me of the time in art therapy I created a baby figurine out of polymer clay and laid it in a “crAdle” made out of a small box. This to me symbolized my inner baby self being safe with me. I know this is not the same, but I wanted to remind you of the value rituals and making something tangible can have.

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    1. This is exactly the idea behind it, and I am a strong believer in rituals.
      Keeping in touch any way we can is so important now, and I’m glad for all the technical gadgets we can use.

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