Life in a Bind – BPD and me

My therapy journey, recovering from Borderline Personality Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I write for welldoing.org , for Planet Mindful magazine, and for Muse Magazine Australia, under the name Clara Bridges. Listed in Top Ten Resources for BPD in 2016 by goodtherapy.org.

Therapy and the clock

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For a while I’ve been fascinated by the therapeutic material that can be provided through encountering the practical parameters and circumstances of therapy – for example, how we pay (which I wrote about here), and what we wear (which I wrote about here and here). In my latest article for welldoing.org, I wrote about what we learn through our response to the time-limited nature of a session, and the 50 or 60 minutes that circumscribe it. I enjoyed reflecting on this, and on how my response to the clock changed as trust and my therapeutic relationship developed. The article can be found here:

https://welldoing.org/article/watching-clock-time-keeping-trust-relate-therapy

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2 thoughts on “Therapy and the clock

  1. I have what T and I call “my seven minute clock”. Everything can be going fine, and then I get a scared tummy feeling and ask: “How much time do we have left?” 99 times out of 100 (I see T 3x a week) there’s 7 minutes left. I have yet to figure out what that 7 minutes is about. Best guess – something important. Being hidden for some BIG reason… heck, I’ve remembered so MANY cruelties over my therapy years.
    Thank you for this article, Clara. TS

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  2. Yes! Yes! Yes! The clock. My internal clock wakes up with about twelve minutes to go … ugh!!

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