Thursday, August 03, 2006

feelings.

my clients are constantly bringing me thier bad feelings. thier bad feelings manifest in behaviours such as smoking or overeating or alcohol or drug abuse or anger. my training helps people to make distinctions between what they feel and why and what they do next.
well a special client has entered my life. he appears occasionally and we talk about many things. we look over his life and see where he has let bad feelings dictate his life......with disasterous results.
slowly, over some years, my client has begun to make the distinction between the feelings inside and external reality and the next thing that needs to be done.
my client has recently found a situation that has stimulated some horrible feelings. these feelings have been so dibilitating as to render him incapable of eating, sleeping and adressing reasonable solutions to probems. all decisions he has made when feeling this way have made the situation worse.
he is begining to realise that there are feelings that he has brought from his past and allowed him to only react to this new situation in certain way. this reaction has caused immesurable pain and the potential to cause ongoing damage to himself and to another person also. someone oblivious to what is going on in my client`s head. someone caught up in thier own issues and struggles. someone who doesn`t deserve what could happen if this continues.
i will continue to see my client when he decides to visit. it`s his choice when to come. i don`t judge.
i just want to see him feel better and make better choices as a result.
it is, after all, my life`s work.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

If this client keeps coming you are not a good psychologist.

dr.alistair said...

precisely. there is some irony there that you may have missed though.........

Anonymous said...

just a joke, i hope you can take it

Anonymous said...

"He" may keep coming because he knows that you are the only one who can help him.