The 12 Days of Psychotherapy: A Xmas Tune For People In Therapy

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The 12 Days of Psychotherapy
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Catchy!

Verse 1

On the first day of therapy, my therapist gave to me

some insight into my psyche.

 

Verse 2

On the second day of therapy, my therapist gave to me

Two cups of tea,

And some insight into my psyche.

 

Verse 3

On the third day of therapy, my therapist gave to me

Three mmhms,

Two cups of tea,

And some insight into my psyche.

 

Verse 4

On the fourth day of therapy, my therapist gave to me

Four treatment goals,

Three mmhms,

Two cups of tea,

And some insight into my psyche.

 

Verse 5

On the fifth day of therapy, my therapist gave to me

UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD,

Four treatment goals,

Three mmhms,

Two cups of tea,

And some insight into my psyche.

 

Verse 6

On the sixth day of therapy, my therapist gave to me

Six good reflections,

UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD,

Four treatment goals,

Three mmhms,

Two cups of tea,

And some insight in-to my psyche.

 

Verse 7

On the seventh day of therapy, my therapist gave to me

Seven short assessments,

Six good reflections,

UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD,

Four treatment goals,

Three mmhms,

Two cups of tea,

And some insight into my psyche.

 

Verse 8

On the eighth day of therapy, my therapist gave to me

Eight million Kleenex,

Seven short assessments,

Six good reflections,

UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD,

Four treatment goals,

Three mmhms,

Two cups of tea,

And some insight into my psyche.

 

Verse 9

On the ninth day of therapy, my therapist gave to me

Nine labeled feelings,

Eight million Kleenex,

Seven short assessments,

Six good reflections,

UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD,

Four treatment goals,

Three mmhms,

Two cups of tea,

And some insight into my psyche.

 

Verse 10

On the tenth day of therapy, my therapist gave to me

Ten new perspectives,

Nine labeled feelings,

Eight million Kleenex,

Seven short assessments,

Six good reflections,

UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD,

Four treatment goals,

Three mmhms,

Two cups of tea,

And some insight into my psyche.

 

Verse 11

On the eleventh day of therapy, my therapist gave to me

Eleven ways of coping,

Ten new perspectives,

Nine labeled feelings,

Eight million Kleenex,

Seven short assessments,

Six good reflections,

UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD,

Four treatment goals,

Three mmhms,

Two cups of tea,

And some insight into my psyche.

 

Verse 12

On the twelfth day of therapy, my therapist gave to me

Twelve probing questions,

Eleven ways of coping,

Ten new perspectives,

Nine labeled feelings,

Eight million Kleenex,

Seven short assessments,

Six good reflections,

UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD,

Four treatment goals,

Three mmhms,

Two cups of tea,

And some insight into my psyche.

 

Bonus verse

On the thirteenth day of therapy, my therapist gave to me

an invoice for the preceding 12 sessions, with a polite request to remit payment upon receipt.

.......

Tina Gilbertson is a psychotherapist, speaker and trainer based in Denver, Colorado. The author of Constructive Wallowing and the Guide for Parents of Estranged Adult Children, she's frequently featured in the media as an expert on communication and relationships. Visit her at www.tinagilbertson.com.

 

This article was originally published at Psychology Today. Reprinted with permission from the author.

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