Question about Therapists
Date: December 20, 2019 10:15AM
Maybe it's because I had a bad experience with a therapist who spoke to me very firmly when I said something negative about Landmark, in Landmark's defense. There was other stuff very off with her that I'd rather not get into, but it was confirmed by a colleague.
I have a good relationship with my current therapist. However, it got off to a very rocky start, because I was in a "soft cult" at the time. I had zero desire to convert her to another religion, but she was in fear that that's what I was trying to do. It was very odd. At the time, I was merely sharing with her what I was very passionate about and what helped me.
But I sit here now wondering why the heck the therapists I saw before her did not come out and say, "Allalong, I think you are in a soft-cult, and we need to discuss that immediately." Wouldn't that be something a good licensed therapist would've realized and brought up?
My current therapist is good and although I am no longer in the "soft cult" (it only met 2 out of 3 of the 3 criteria, but it had a profound effect on me nonetheless), there's some stuff that I'm confused about. I thought if you had a license, you weren't allowed to suggest anything non scientific? I started to do yoga on her suggestion, and at the time I was enjoying the yoga type workshops that I now see in hindsight were cultish.
She has another patient who loves doing energy work like Reiki and stuff, and when she mentions it to me about all the fantastic workshops she goes on and how much benefit she gets out of it, I don't like it. I didn't even like it when she said that she has a patient who dresses all bohemian-like, because I'm not interested in talking about anything that reminds me of my cultish-group.
I said something clearly one day that that stuff did not interest me. I do not like that when I asked her for suggestions that her other clients find useful, she brought up weird non scientific new agey crap.
I like to smell lavender if I feel anxious, but I'm not interested in getting all into aromatherapy, etc. When did therapy become new-agey? Or am I just sensitive to it, because of my experience?
I am just feeling rather confused at what I can do that would help me to get the benefits that I used to get when I did just regular basic Hatha yoga many years ago. Savasana was the most meditation I used to do and that was good enough.