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Therapy sessions at school? NO THANKS

by thinflowers

My Psychologie teacher wants to do it as a class activity… And she wants me to open up and tell my story… because she found out that I had gone through things and stuff. Still I don’t want to do it. I mean there’re people who I just don’t want to find out about me… It’s personal.. not for her to share it.

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M 7/21/2014 - 11:21 pm

Don’t. Ventilating your issues in front of your class is something you don’t want to do, and you shouldn’t even if you felt comfortable with it. I’m questioning the intelligence of your teacher by proposing something like that knowing what could come out of it. If it were a real therapy group with people that won’t judge you afterwards? maybe that would help.

thinflowers 7/21/2014 - 11:23 pm

yeah! it’s an stupid idea. WHY WOULD I ACTUALLY LIKE TO DO IT? Besides I hate group therapy… I just don’t feel comfortable with it.

M 7/21/2014 - 11:28 pm

Well, i assume they can’t force you so just refuse it. Of all people i figure a psychology teacher should understand why you don’t want to do it (if not, i’d wonder how she got her title in the first place). I haven’t been to group therapy many times but i can see how people could get uncomfortable with it. Sharing your issues with people you don’t know is weird (at least in here you get to keep your identity concealed).

clevername 7/21/2014 - 11:31 pm

@M: you might (or might not) be surprised how many insane people go into psychology…

thinflowers 7/21/2014 - 11:33 pm

I don’t feel comfortable with it. I hate it and I really doubt how she became a psychologie… like.. she’s sooooo crazy.

M 7/21/2014 - 11:39 pm

@clevername: That made me laugh, because you are spot on, actually earlier today i decided to put a hold my plan to start psychology studies haha (due to my anxiety around people hitting new levels lately). In that sense i’ve always figured it’s hard for someone to understand another person if they haven’t gone through similar issues… so insanity might actually help a psychologist.

The problem is lack of empathy/overall intelligence, and i was thinking more along those lines. I mean, someone who studied psychology and got a degree should at least have the needed intelligence to see why exposing someone like that around classmates is an awful idea. But yeah, i should know better… nowadays if you study the right amount (just barely) you can get a degree.

clevername 7/21/2014 - 11:39 pm

I would not be comfortable with exposing myself to the unqualified judgments of strangers either.

Some insane people can keep a schedule, go to school, complete assignments, ace tests, and complete college studies, and receive a certificate that deems them fit to “psychologize” others… but doesn’t make them not insane.

clevername 7/21/2014 - 11:44 pm

@M: i posted that before i saw your response comment…

in my experience, every “psychologist” i’ve ever met, has had this bizarre character trait that seems to indicate obsession with “mind hacking” everyone they meet. I feel intruded and almost violated, every time i’m around any of them. It took me a while to “put two and two together,” but it started making too much sense at some point.

Maybe most of them go into psychology, not because they are interested in hacking the minds of others, but because they are interested in trying to hack their own? Most of them seem to do a lot of projecting. Ironically, i wouldn’t even know what “projecting” means, if not for those bizarre experiences with “rogue psychologists.”

M 7/22/2014 - 12:03 am

Yeah, i figure in a way it’s inevitable for them. They have to assume that your issues are only fixable by mind hacking you, because it’s easier to assume that you can change someone elses mind and go with the “book” answer. I just read about projecting (never had a clear grasp of what it is) and yeah, just seems like an easy way to play with the facts and mind hack you.

I have to point out tho, when i was finding out about the courses i asked about the age limit (if it’s even advisable at my age, past 30), and funnily i was told that it was better and prefered, since most young people who study psychology just go by the book and that’s it, since they have no real life experience. Made sense to me.

Just once i met a psychologist that helped me in a life crisis, by having an honest conversation that lasted little more than an hour, in which he helped me find my own answers, and we agreed i’d come back if i couldn’t put them in practice (back then), but i assume he’s part of the minority. “You are smart enough to figure out that you know what you need to get out of this by yourself, and anything i could say about this situation you already know” (words that i guess i’ll never forget).

I have to admit tho that one of the reasons i got interested in psychology years ago is because i was never able to understand people. I could see some actions coming from miles away, yet i did not understand them. Now that i do a bit, i wish i still had that ingenuity in me. Sorry for the wall of text 😀

clevername 7/22/2014 - 12:11 am

“You are smart enough to figure out that you know what you need to get out of this by yourself, and anything i could say about this situation you already know”

That’s good stuff there. Sounds like you met one of the good ones.

The only problem i have with that quote, is that it’s a duality, another double-edged sword: i’m also smart enough to know when i’m beat, and when there’s no way out, and when i won’t be able to access what i know i need, to make it on my own. They don’t like telling people that part, because that’s what they’re trying to make you look away from.

I would need a psychologist with a superior intellect to my own, or i’ll defeat every one of their assertions, until they give me one i can’t break. The one i can’t break, is the answer i need. How ironic is that?

M 7/22/2014 - 12:26 am

Yeah, in that sense he was honest, and it was what i needed to hear back in the time (and it also turned out to be true in that particular setback). But i see the duality there.

And as you point out in your case, that’s one of my setbacks currently, knowing that i could respond every argument a psychologist might throw my way, since i’ve gone through everything a million times in my head (and situations outcomes have proven it further). I don’t consider myself to be really smart, but at times you don’t need a superior intellect to see where you are headed, just a bit of honesty and studying the possibilities.

In the end i’m down to either “believing” or not, because i’m not sure if there is such a thing as an unbreakable assertion. Just because you can’t dispute it doesn’t make it true or useful (depending on the case it might tho), and it won’t turn it into a solution (at least in my case). You could turn an argument around even by saying something like “sometimes shit just happens”, and you wouldn’t be so far off, lol.

clevername 7/22/2014 - 12:56 am

Yep. And along those same lines: “sometimes you just gotta roll the dice…” sometimes you just gotta ante up, bluff your hopeless hand, and let it ride. And if not, you might as well fold and walk away from the table.

M 7/22/2014 - 1:03 am

That’s the final stand i guess. Do you ante up or just call it quits… feel like i’ve been there forever, going from side to side but still in the middle.

clevername 7/22/2014 - 2:06 am

I’ve considered flipping the table, grabbing the pot, and trying to make it out of the casino, wild west style… regardless of how obviously low-probability it would seem. Maybe i can pull off some hollywood shit and come out ahead? lol.

Aeterna 7/21/2014 - 11:24 pm

You could always refuse..if that seems like itd cause worse problems maybe make something up?

Like how you went crazy and thought because that flowers were thin the world would end..

But really is saying no not plausible? I also find your teacher questionable :l

thinflowers 7/21/2014 - 11:30 pm

I might just end up taking some pills and puking in the bathroom so I can say I got ill or something. They’ll send me home and done… My teacher is crazy… I mean, she is sooo weird. I don’t know how she ended up getting that idea. She also made us watch a movie… and she started throwing indirect messages to me… like the girl in the movie commits suicide and cuts and stuff… I was just like… wtf? get off my fucking life.

Aeterna 7/21/2014 - 11:46 pm

Seems a tad excessive to me but if that’s better for you go for it. Maybe if you throw up on her shel lose all interest in bugging you?

The movie thing seems strange to me whether intended for you or not..though ive never taken or heard much about how psychology classes go about…so that might just be me ;l

thinflowers 7/21/2014 - 11:53 pm

HAHAHAHAHA :’DDD omg that’s brilliant. Maybe I will. We do strange this in psychology class.

M 7/22/2014 - 12:06 am

The movie thing sounds like she wants to turn you into her pet to prove a point or to validate her theories. Might be completely wrong about that but it just sounded so weird to me.

I second the shoe vomiting too. You might consider eating tinted food (Nestle’s Trix comes to mind) to make it more fun. That would be a heck of a colorful moment hahaha.

Aeterna 7/22/2014 - 12:11 am

Yay! Someone actually likes my advice..i feels special. ^_^

Hopefully il never have to deal with it then.

thinflowers 7/22/2014 - 12:12 am

I haven’t thought about that! Maybe she does! DIDN’T I SAID IT? SHE IS CRAZY AS HELL. Hahahaha :’D I might just end up doing it and just laugh at it later. btw @aeterna you are sooo cute. Yeah nice advice thanks :*

copelessness 7/22/2014 - 4:31 am

Trix? That will get broken down too much. Make it gummi bears and try to swallow them whole just before class so they keep their shape.
Then the next time you go back to class, make sure she sees you pop a few gummi bears in your mouth as you walk in. Or better yet, walk in while biting the heads off of a couple and the toss the bodies in the trash basket. Again, make sure she sees you.
Two can play the crazy game…

thinflowers 7/22/2014 - 5:33 pm

I have that class tomorrow… I think I’m actually doing it. I’ll just do it tomorrow. I’ll tell you.

M 7/22/2014 - 4:48 am

Actually i suggested Trix because i’ve seen how Trix looks when vomited. I had some friends who were heavy drinkers years ago and in one occasion i stayed over (and we all drank a lot, even if i don’t drink). The next day we had breakfast and… well, one of them couldn’t hold his breakfast. Most colorful/cute vomit i’ve ever seen. I don’t even think Care Bears could vomit something so cute. Ponies would be proud.

clevername 7/22/2014 - 6:02 am

I’d suggest a red jello filled with fruit cocktail (probably has a name but idk).

Once upon a time, when i was like 5…

Anyway, red vomit would be traumatizing for everyone in the room lol.

M 7/22/2014 - 6:04 am

A little neck twisting (i’m thinking 360 degrees) could work wonders with that one 😀 hahaha.

“The day that psychology class turned into Exorcism 101”

copelessness 7/22/2014 - 6:22 am

Ooh red! Like your thinking. Let’s give it more body though and put lots of strawberries in the jello. Little red lumps!

clevername 7/22/2014 - 6:44 am

lol, i was thinking like grapes and pear/peach chunks… strawberries would work too. Maybe even go with a more purple instead of straight red, might be even more visually potent.

copelessness 7/22/2014 - 7:02 am

Ugh…that just brought up a repressed memory regarding canned plums from my childhood. Those purple masses were disturbing.
If you want people to be scarred for life, I think we have a winner: red jello with strawberries and canned purple plums.
If she does that, she might not be the only one throwing up…

clevername 7/22/2014 - 7:43 am

lol… exponential vomit trauma…

thinflowers 7/22/2014 - 5:36 pm

OMGGGGGG. So many different experiences… I think I’m actually doing it. I’ll let you know. So many different ideas… I might just eat some oreos, jelly, and colored stuff.

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