Feminism-the Greater Good
Join Date: Jan 2017
I had the same problem when I went to therapy. I stopped going because I couldn't overcome my anxiety.
Is it possible for you to write something down before the appointment and give it to your therapist to read? Maybe that will help. It's easier for me to write than talk because talking about it makes it more real. However, I wish and I rather just talk about it because it is real and actually talking about it would help in confronting it.
I've been doing something different right now. I've started writing in my journal and eventually I started video recording myself. The video recording was initially hard for me because like I said before for me when I talk about it, it makes it more real. Eventually I got used to it. I am still finding that I am having trouble talking about because when I talk to my video-camera on my laptop, I don't look at myself. I don't make eye contact with myself. I feel as though that is important when confronting my issues. To me it shows that I am still afraid and uncertain. I hope that eventually I start sharing with an actual person.
In America, we have privileged whites, sexism, racism, and racial/gender oppression. Unfortunately, some people feel they discount the feelings or experiences of other people because in their minds they don't think these feelings and experiences exist. Feelings are not meant to be understood and our experiences are as real as our bodies. Don't let people tell you how to feel or discount your experiences for they are refusing to acknowledge your existence.