Thomas Lewis Quotes: People Who Need Regulation Often Leave

People Who Need Regulation Often Leave Therapy Sessions Feeling Calmer, Stronger, Safer, More Able To Handle The World. Often They Don't Know Why. Nothing Obviously Helpful Happened - Telling A Stranger About Your Pain Sounds Nothing Like A Certain Recipe For Relief. And The Feeling Inevitably Dwindles, Sometimes Within Minutes, Taking The Warmth And Security With It. But The Longer A Patient Depends, The More His Stability Swells, Expanding Infinitesimally With Ever Session As Length Is Added To A Woven Cloth With Each Pass Of The Shuttle, Each Contraction Of The Loom. And After He Weaves Enough Of It, The Day Comes When The Patient Will Unfurl His Independence Like A Pair Of Spread Wings. Free At Last, He Catches A Wind And Rides Into Other Lands. (172)
— Thomas Lewis —

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