another sad story, about someone that obviously needed some help, and was lead into thinking that RC was a good way to deal with problems…
New here. Have been reading alot. and now feel the need to ask some
questions. My partner is a 10 year plus RCer-a true believer-who
counsels regularly, has gone to Seattle for intensive. and goes to
workshops 2 or 3 times a year. I have many issues with the Rc
approach, techniques, world view-etc. Most of those have been
addressed on some level in the preceding, and would love to pursue
those issue more at some point.
My current problem is the idea that she isn’t getting what she
believes is the correct level of support for her discharge process.
So she is, in my view, co-opting me into counseling her without my
OK. This involves violent hitting, screaming and me basically
holding her down while she cycles thru. My sense is that members of
their community have a tough time with the intensity of her discharge
so she has a hard time getting sessions. Plus her community is very
small and not growing. She is a victim of sexual abuse and this
process has to do with that, and getting rid of the past. She has
been doing this, with RC, for 8 years. Enough. My shrink has never
heard of RC and feels she is addicted to the process and involved
with a cult. I hate the idea of being used to further a process I
find narcissistic, emotionally mastabatory. and unhealthy. I am, in
essence, a trigger for her past issues and frankly it sucks. I love
this woman, and her issues are real, but after these “sessions” I
feel horrible. If I bring up my feelings about this or my general
discomfort of Rc-I am attacking and criticizing. Heard that before?>>
Oh yes, heard that before!
Is this just “one isolated case” of bad use of RC, how many of these examples do we still need?