Originally Posted By: Country
So I emailed my new T my info so we don't have to go over every little detail the first appt. I hope she is better than the other guy. I mean I think that most of the healing is a kind of self healing anyway that time and understanding provides. But I ain't going to cheat myself, maybe it will be more helpful than I realize.

Country, communicating the facts and background info in advance may be a good 1st step to start with - but don't short-change yourself. it is really helpful to tell your story in person, face to face - and let the connection grow with your T or whoever is listening. it will help you both. and chances are pretty high that you will discover or remember or realize new details or insights or feelings as you do, no matter how many times you've gone over it.

so - all my best wishes to you - and my prayers as well,
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself... And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho