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15 September 2008 @ 09:28 pm
 

Firstly, welcome to the new members.

I had two events worth mentioning in the past week.  One was, I had my last appointment with Trisha, my counsellor at CAMHSS (she's tired of The System and decided to get another job) on Thursday.  As of yet, I have not been assigned another case manager, although I do have an appointment with my psychiatrist, Craig Immelman, next Tuesday.

After that appointment, I went with my grandmother to see this hypnotherapist (an exercise which cost my grandparents $95 eek!).  The appointment took an hour and twenty-five minutes, most of which was just her talking to me.  My god could she talk.  I was skeptical, especially of her insistence that psychiatric medications are no good (uh, try telling that to someone with rapid cycling Bipolar I, or someone who is psychotic), and the fact that she had crystals and crap in her office, and some really typical books on her bookshelf.  She was nice, and we did something like a guided mediation for a few minutes at the end, but that was it.  My homework was to a) give myself affirmations (um knowing me, no) and b) eat (no. just no.)

My grandmother wants me to see her again, but I don't know that I want to.  It's just so expensive, and I'm clearly not going to work properly with it.

As a side note, afterwards I tagged along to go and see Mamma Mia, which was surprisingly good.

My happy thing for today: I went for a long walk on the beach, and this evening I did 6 laps of the rugby field.

Your happy thing?

 
 
 
chicinterrupted on September 16th, 2008 06:40 am (UTC)
Interesting about the hypnosis... i would not respond well to that type of treatment either. I see how your grandmother is clutching onto hope.... Maybe you will need to talk to her about how you feel? If it makes you feel better, maybe do a follow up session first...

My good thing for the day: I had a really good time chatting to a friend and I now have a heart shaped mould to make groovy homemade choc's :)