Changes

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It’s been a long time since I’ve written. Mostly because I’ve been busy in my new job and with suddenly having a new family to adjust into. 

When I started working clinically with adults again, it felt like coming home. The only worry was that I just had a contract for one year, so I was nervous about if I would get a permanent job. I really love it here, there a so many experienced therapists and in addition to that, many group therapies for different diagnoses. When I started, I was asked if I wanted to try to be a group therapist myself, something I was really excited about. This fall, I got the chance to be a therapist together with two other colleagues, and I have already learnt so much. The group is for patients with PTSD, and we work after a manual that focus on stabilization and education about trauma. To see how healing it is for traumatized individuals to meet others who struggle with the same symptoms as they do, has been a revelation. Logically, I know how good it must feel to meet others in the same situation as yourself, but seeing it with my own eyes is uplifting. I can almost see the light in the group members eyes when they emotionally feel that their reactions might be normal based on what they’ve been through. 

In August, I had another interview with my leader, after I applied for a permanent job here. On my birthday, my leader came into my office and delivered the good news: I got the job! So now I know I can be here as long as I want, and it feels amazing. My leader told me that they wanted to transfer me to working with psychosis, something I haven’t done much in the past. But I look forward to it. I have met people with schizophrenia before, and those I’ve talked with are often fascinating people with many resources. I also have a soft spot for them since my grandfather had schizophrenia, and he was one of the kindest human beings I’ve ever met.

It will be a bit sad to say goodbye to the patients I’ve having now, but I’m ready for new tasks and new challenges. I’ve always liked to learn more, and this is a chance to work with the system around the patients, and working in a team with experienced therapists who love what they do. 

So, even if it’s always scary to start with something new, I am ready to grow and learn.

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3 thoughts on “Changes

    awax1217 said:
    October 9, 2017 at 12:03

    I wonder what you think of our President Trump. Is he crazy as a fox or is he the wolf in sheep’s clothing?
    I remember Nixon who was the poster child for paranoia. we all have insecurities but when they over power rational thinking we are lead down the path to self destruction. I am writing a new book, called it, “Plotz and Puns by the B. Man.” I am posting some of the insides of the book on my blog and would appreciate some insight. My thoughts are with you. You were one of my original readers, it must be over three years. I value your judgements. Let me know how you are doing. Sounds like you are doing great. I am recuperating from my triple by pass and feel pretty good. But now I understand how fleeting life is. I take each day as it comes and am happy to add it to my life cycle.

      mirrorgirl responded:
      October 9, 2017 at 17:28

      Hi! So nice to hear from you again! Glad you’re back on your feet and that you always try to make the most of your life. So exciting that you’re working on a new book, that must be rewarding. I am doing good, happy to work where I am now. When it comes to trump, I am a bit scared, it feels like he’s a bomb ready to explode. I will check out your blog !!

        awax1217 said:
        October 9, 2017 at 17:34

        The question with Trump is will he explode or implode

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