Our expert says:
Thank you so very much for the feedback, which is so helpful to me and to all our readers, who, I'm sure, will be delighted to hear of your progress.
Personally, I'm delighted to hear of your realistic progress.
You also illustrate, excellently, why I recommend CBT, as a realistic and down-to-earth form of therapy that doesnt get misled by old-fashioned therapies, like some other forms. When there has been such an obviously awful experience as in your life, it's too easy for naive therapists to get fixated on that, and pursue it relentlessly, without taking the time to explore the full breadth and extent of your concerns.
Extending your metaphor, CBT looks carefully for where your nails are, before hitting them. Analysts and others tend to hit at where they theoretically believe nails to be. And where, like hypnotists, you have only a hammer in your tool-box, everything looks like a nail and you hit it, regardless of whether this will actually be useful, or even of whether or not it is actually a nail.
Keep up your most excellent work, and continue to let us know of your continuing progress.
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