Note to reader: I am using this space and place to post parts of a new slip-fiction novel series I am working on, Left Brain Right, the story of a young girl who hears voices. Left-Brain excerpts will be from her care-takers’ point of view or the point of view of the friends and family around her, while right-brain excerpts will describe how she sees the situation. I will not be posting the whole story, but I will be posting practical tips when dealing with someone, or one’s own self, as they are going through traumatic, or not so traumatic, experiences.

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How today’s story excerpt can help you:

Theme: Life can be stressful.  This can be counteracted by providing yourself places and spaces of peace that you can access throughout your day.

In today’s story excerpt, Michelle and her therapist begin to look into what her home life was like.

Left Side

Progress Report: September 14th Compiled by Dr. Wong

Report of recent symptoms/behaviors:

Michelle maintains 100% on starting verbal interactions.

The effectiveness of the meditation sessions has been somewhat effective. Michelle is now rating her feelings of sadness from 5s, which indicate feeling very sad and alone to 3s, which indicate feeling somewhat sad and alone.

Session Note:

A series of homework assignments and games will be introduced during the therapy sessions to begin to ask Michelle about her Homelife and to gradually inform her of where her mother is and why she has not been able to visit.

Today’s homework assignment was that over the next three days, Michelle would be asked to create three drawings during her art-therapy sessions.

Day One: Draw her home.

Day Two: Draw her mom.

Day Three: Draw herself.

Each therapy session will focus on discussing each picture and gathering more information on what Michelle’s homelife was like in order to help guide future decisions about release.