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A much longer, better thought-out post is in the works and will be with us shortly - at a guess just as soon as the incredible human limpet my son gets over his lurgy and stops wanting to be welded to me his every waking and sleeping hour. (This state of affairs is not without its share of charm to be sure, although it is a smaller share when one weighs over 10 kilos).

Yesterday in Therapy School we were practising a technique called Relational Reflexivity. It's meant to be a way that therapists and clients can talk about their relationship/coversations/beliefs/assumptions/ the process of therapy by adopting an observer position from the process through the use of phrases like 'If I were to do X, would it make you think Y?'

(For example: 'If I were to compliment you on all the changes you've been making, would it make you think I'd be dissapointed if you didn't keep it up?'

And all I could think about was how I should have paid more attention to my grandmother because she was a natural at this. Her favourite saying was 'Well I don't dare say anything, but if I did dare I would say [insert lengthy list of complaints'.

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guihong
Nov. 21st, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
I think somehow I must be a relative of yours after all, because this was my mother, and every female relative I have ever had. In fact, the same has come out of my mouth. None of them had to go to Therapy School, either.

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rainsinger
Nov. 22nd, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
I wonder if they read the same handbook...
minnesattva
Nov. 21st, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
I love the tags on this entry.
rainsinger
Nov. 22nd, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
thanks :)
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