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mabelpines

937d

How do I go about introducing my therapist to alters that don't do well with social interaction?

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    • T3ddyb3ar

      919d

      Also if they want help but don’t want to front in person have them write notes for the therapist to read when they are out on their own time and then bring those to the appointment.

    • T3ddyb3ar

      919d

      Also if they want help but don’t want to front in person have them write notes for the therapist to read when they are out on their own time and then bring those to the appointment.

    • T3ddyb3ar

      919d

      You can have them front with another system mate they feel comfy/safe/possibly protected with depending on the goal. Let the therapist know beforehand the situation and that they are gonna be taking it at a slow pace and will likely withdraw back but it’s ok. See if they have an anchor object or trigger they would like with them when they front to help them feel more at ease/at home and if they decide they are done fronting they can put it away. Maybe they even have a special person outside the bod who is willing to go with in support (if the therapist is cool with it)

    • ailand

      936d

      It might help to have them front and talk to safe people that the system in general is comfortable with, just to get them used to speaking to others in general. When you guys are ready to introduce them to the therapist, have you or them let the therapist know that they're a bit shy/nervous to speak to them.

    • mabelpines

      936d

      oh totally for sure! its more ab supporting my headmates who *want* to front around her but r nervous, srry if i worded it weird ^^;

    • caravan

      936d

      ^ WHAT INKBRICK SAID!! wait until ur headmates r ready 2 speak!! dont ever force an alter 2 front without consent! if an alter isnt ready 2 front, being pulled in2 the front room can b super disorienting & make them blurry or irritable, at least it does 4 us

    • inkbrick

      937d

      wait until the alters are ready. it wont go well unless they are willing to front. never force people to front (or force people not to front, for that matter) as its very unhealthy and harmful to do so.

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