Freaking out therapists: on being subject to the clinical gaze

Nothing like freaking out an otherwise really nice therapist/spiritual teacher with my story. Oh's a rather sobering fact that even relatively enlightened folk want to RUN RUN RUN from the likes of me quite's like they imagine I'm far worse off than I am...a vortex of horror...their fear is HUGE and some sort of judgment comes's mostly sobering because I don't need them anymore these days but I know far too many folks without the sorts of emotional and intellectual resources I have been able to develop who need people to help them and what is available most often are people who are terrified of some of the terrain we've encountered. And while I don't need them at this juncture, I could have benefited deeply from guidance as a young woman. It still hurts to see how my life experience freaks people out. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

We spend the 1st year teaching kids to walk & talk & the rest of their lives telling them to shut up & sit down

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Want Scientifically Literate Children? Get out of their way And I'd add: avoid drugging them if at all possible...which really amounts to the same suggestion Neil deGrasse Tyson is making. It's kind of like Pink Floyd: TEACHERS! Leave them kids alone... - - We spend the first year teaching children to... Continue Reading →

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