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Categorizing Love: How having more words for love might make it less scary

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Bounds of Attention

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Active vs Passive Distraction

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The Self: Momentary vs Lifetime

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The Desired Response

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Mapping Another's Universe

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50 Ways To Leave Your Therapist: Termination and why it's important

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The Four States: action, cognitive, emotional, relational

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Translating CFAR to Therapy

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When "I'm here" means nothing

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Sometimes it depends on a person's mood, and sometimes it depends on the person or the specifics around the activity. There are movies and shows I would only watch if I wanted to zone out, but a mystery or thriller isn't one of them, and it would be hard to get totally engrossed in something I'd see...(read more)

I'm betting that this is what he plans on explaining in the next post, where this post is a precursor to explain why it's difficult to convey.

Agreed, regarding CFAR stuff.

And Qiaochu, even if you haven't experienced this yet, I believe you are or have gotten closer than most.

So glad you wrote this, and looking forward to where you take this thread of posts. There is a whole bunch of stuff here that doesn't get touched upon enough for what we're all trying to do, and I think writing about it needs to happen more.

In cases like this, it helps if the end condition is discussed early on in therapy. If this worry comes up, it becomes important to find out where this insecurity comes from. Many therapists will have an open door policy -- if we decide your goals have been met and we terminate, you can at any time ...(read more)

Usually, therapist and client talk about goals early on in therapy. This depends a lot on what the therapist's expertise is and what the client sees as being the major problem. A client could come in with PTSD and say their major goal is to not have flashbacks anymore, or with social anxiety and hav...(read more)

The failure of "put yourself in their shoes" seems similar to the failure of "do to others as you'd have them do to you". You have to be hyperaware of each way that the person you're modeling is different from you, and be willing to use these details as tools that can be applied to other things you ...(read more)

I'm somewhat surprised at the notion of "just be trustworthy" being helpful for anyone, though maybe that's because of an assumption that anyone who doesn't already employ this tactic must have considered it and have solid reasons to not use it?

Our community does seem to have enough pull to Ravenclaw Together that CFAR workshops are a thing and everyone ends up moving the the Bay (or New York). Though that does seem like a pretty strong failure mode. And as Raemon mentioned below, there is the unconference in the works.

Also, if posts abo...(read more)

This makes sense. Thanks for updating the end -- the way these values are portrayed contributes a lot to how seriously they are or are not taken.