Session 7: The couch

                                                                                             

 I’m still uncomfortable with this therapy.  

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I know.

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Is there anything else we can try?

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Well, Freud’s patients used to lie on his couch. 

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Really?

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Yes, but that wasn’t to relax them.

 

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Why, then?

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It made them feel vulnerable.

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Raised their anxiety. Gave Freud more stuff to analyze.   

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Oh. 

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What the hell.  Let’s try it.aaa

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Be my guest.

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So.  How do you like it?

 

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Is it better or worse?

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Worse.

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Makes you feel vulnerable?

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No.

 

 

 

Makes you anxious?

 

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Not really.

 

 

 

Why, then?

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You try lying down with a triangular head.

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5 responses to “Session 7: The couch

  • Marie

    Thanks for your light hearted post. I think we all need a little laugh with Irene approaching. Talk about feeling vulnerable!! I guess a hurricane will do that to you. Be safe.

  • jpbauer

    I have to admit when watching movies I was always somewhat intrigued about the psyco therapist’s room setting especially the location of the couch. Recently, at the movie Shutter Island, while watching the scene shot in the study of the doctor’s home involving Leonard DiCaprio and the chief psychiatrist ( even had the appearance of a typical looking “movie actor” psychiatrist ) I had the most erie, uncomfortable and unpleasant feelings. I give full marks to the movie’s director and producer for setting up the study to bring out these feelings. Have you seen Shutter Island and what were your feelings during this scene?

    • fritzfreud

      I did see “Shutter Island” but don’t remember that scene. (It was a good movie, so I think I’ll go watch it again.) I’m always interested in movie and tv depictions of psychotherapy, most of which bear no resemblance to what I do. The one exception is the HBO series “In Treatment,” which was so realistic that I found myself occasionally imitating the therapist it portrays.

      • jpbauer

        Yeah I can relate to your comments about movies often distorting and jazzing up the professional’s role to make it more glamourous and appealing to the viewing audience. I am a business lawyer by occupation and readily concede that what I do day in and day out rarely compares to what most Hollywood Films or TV shows portary the routine day of a lawyer as being. I have not seen the HBO series “In Treatment” but will be on the lookout for same. Thanks

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