It’s been ten months since psychotherapist Alison Crosthwait and I held a Twitter chat on the subject of therapy breaks; we said then that we enjoyed it so much we would do another one, and finally, we’ve set a date, time and subject!
Our next chat will be called ‘Connecting in therapy – do touch and love have a place?‘ and it will take place on Monday 6 March at 9pm GMT/4pm EST. We will be using the hashtag #therapyconnection.
I believe these are difficult and contentious topics, for both therapists and clients, and I’m very much looking forward to discovering Alison’s take on them. From a personal perspective, they are subjects I have struggled with in my own therapy, and touch, in particular is a ‘live issue’ for me at the moment. But I won’t be bringing my therapy into the chat – the aim of these chats is that they are an ‘equal’ exchange of views, looking at a subject from different perspectives. They are about therapy, but they are not therapy, and both Alison and I are careful to avoid ‘falling into’ our respective roles of therapist and client, which, as I personally discovered during our last chat, is a real temptation!
We would love for you to join us in our chat, and let us know your thoughts, whether you are a therapist or a client. Please do just ‘turn up’, even if you feel more comfortable observing rather than joining in. If you’re interested in the chat but will not be around during that time, we will be publishing a ‘transcript’ using ‘Storify’, shortly after the chat.
We look forward to seeing you there!
February 28, 2017 at 8:47 am
Would love to be there. Will see whether I can.
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March 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm
This sounds like a brilliant topic for such a chat. I don’t really use Twitter, but I’ll look forward to seeing the transcript. Personally, I have a strong fearful-avoidant attachment pattern, as a result of which I tend to be afraid of (initiating) physical contact with others, and awkward about touch, and I wonder if (suitable) use of it in therapy could help with these issues.
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March 6, 2017 at 12:19 pm
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I’m really looking forward to my Twitter chat with Alison Crosthwait today, on the subject of connection, love and touch in therapy. Please do join us at 9pm GMT/ 4pm EST if you can, using #therapyconnection !