Reblog Saturday: This post got me thinking a bit. What wall(s) is/are around you? Thanks, Ann!
Last week, somebody in therapy used a phrase I’ve heard many times:
I have a wall around me.
This person was referring to a self-protective barrier, between themselves and other people. And it made sense that the wall was there, because of past betrayals and inappropriate intrusions.
I like to reflect other people’s language back to them, because I think the words they use are very important. I also find that metaphors can help explore and uncover possibilities for change.
So I asked questions about that wall:
What kind of wall is it?
What does it look like?
How much space is there between you and the wall?
How high up does it go?
What is it made of?
Does it change?
How does it feel to be inside the wall?
As we talked about the wall, we agreed a wall could have good sides: Walls can protect and give…
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I play with words and invisible objects.
A mind, a pen and a piece paper have the best relationship ever.
"Remember this--if you shut your mouth, you have your choice."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald