Based on a true story. . .this happened 2 days before my birthday.
A new psychotherapist was in and out of my life in two sessions. In our second session, she tried to force me against my will to do something I absolutely refused to do. It was a bloody set up. A spider’s web. A betrayal. [I figured out the deceit later, after I got home and talked it out with my partner]. I ended the session abruptly. I’d had enough.It became repetitious. She accused me of putting her in a corner by asking her if I did not comply, did it mean she would not be my therapist. She told me her request was a ‘suggestion.’ I told her that meant I could refuse. She didn’t get it. I told her I would never allow anyone to force me against my will ever again. I left as fast as I was able to walk with two canes helping me. I thought I had fractured my knee a week ago. So I was still in the stages of pain. I couldn’t get down the hall fast enough without her calling after me, continuing to pursue my relinquishment of my will and my adamant decision of NO.
She turned out to be a great disappointment but it did have a Powerful ending for me. It was a Change for me to not back down. I said NO in as many ways possible before I really just had to get the Hell away from her, out of her office. I held my ground. What she asked of me is irrelevant. Trust me, though, it was abhorrent.
I describe my actions as follows: Will – the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention; “the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt”- George Meredith
Damn right I was in a revolt. Did she think she was stronger than me? She wasn’t. She tried to steal my convictions from me with pathetic manipulation. She failed miserably. And no I never intend to go back or speak to her ever again. She harmed me in the first session. In the second session, I shut her down. It is done.
I am angry but stronger for it. – Maggie the Cat
The raised fist
(also known as the clenched fist)
is a symbol of solidarity and support.
It is also used as a salute to express
unity, strength, defiance, or resistance.
The salute dates back to ancient Assyria
as a symbol of resistance in the face of
violence. [Violence can take many forms].