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  1. Quite, and even often useful – most likely, we are talking about some important points in psychological work that we would like to discuss in addition, but there is no time to wait. As a mental rehearsal option.�

    Sometimes clients also report that they are not just scrolling through conversations , but simply individual phrases spoken by the psychologist very vividly pop up in their memory, like “echoes”, in the intervals between sessions (or even further).�

    If you are curious , some specialists (myself and my colleagues, at least) are aware that during the dialogue not everything is immediately digested and perceived in the desired completeness, and offer clients to make audio recordings of work sessions.�

    Even cooler, of course, is the video, but this is still a “luxury”. This way, you can scroll through the conversation not only in your head, but also in the audio player [ads hidden].

  2. Oh, cool question! This is a phenomenon that many people do not notice or do not talk about it as a minor fantasy. It means that your psychologist (his real prototype) has internalized (taken in, absorbed) Your psyche and now represents an internal object to which you can turn for support and delegate your heavy emotions to it. You can find more information about this phenomenon in Google under the query “theory of object relations”. The definition and a more detailed description can be found in wikipedia:

    The theory of object relations is a model, a system of psychological views that exists within the framework of the psychodynamic approach and is based on the assumption that the psyche consists of “internal objects”, which are internalized external objects: people and situations. Based on psychodynamic theory, object relations theory suggests that people's attitudes to others and situations in their adult life are shaped by family experiences in infancy.

    So, the psychologist most often supports you in all your experiences and normalizes them, because therapy requires a trusting relationship, if there is no trust, then therapy will not begin.
    It is also generally accepted that the therapist performs maternal or paternal functions at one stage or another. Imagine how useful such an introject can be, especially if the person has no experience of relationships with positive and supportive parental figures, or if they were perceived differently from their real motives (this happens most often).
    If there is no real prototype of this psychologist in your life, and this is a kind of collective image, then in analytical psychology this can be called an archetypal defender, and if in addition to support and approval, the figure dictates some strict rules of life to you, then you could work with this… but only if it creates discomfort, and in general this is a normal mechanism of our psyche.

  3. What's wrong with that?

    I don't really like the format of written consultations myself – it takes a lot of time to communicate, and the effectiveness decreases significantly – but some clients insist on it. And precisely for the reason that the entire conversation remains, so to speak, present: you can reread it at any time, rethink it, unlike you, who have to recreate it from memory )

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