MC: FEELINGS OF OPPRESSION
Pierre: What brings you here, please?
Please tell me about the feeling of “losing yourself.”
Tell me more about the fighting the good fight, please.
Please describe the feeling when you wake up distraught like that. (I make the same gesture he makes.)
FOLLOW UP: ( 2 months later)
SEVERAL FOLLOW-UPS LATER
The shortness of this case does not reflect the amount of time it took to take. Most cases take a couple of hours for the initial visit, this one took 5 hours broken up into several visits. The follow-ups generally take about 30 minutes if everything is going well.
The difficulty in this case was that he could not describe his feeling very well. Rather than spontaneously describing his feelings most of what he said was very rationalized.
I present this case because I gave the same remedy to Jollie (see case). The complaints are widely different yet the root sensation regarding their particular conditions is the same. In Jollie’s case she fought everybody valiantly, in this case he “fights the good fight” for his health, for his survival. In both cases it was fighting the good fight with noble reasons but with a complete inability to come to a resolution. I mentioned in Jollie’s case it was like Don Quixote idealism. Indeed, this case is the same.
There is so much emotional pain here. Emotional pain is often brushed over by people as I mentioned in Edith’s case of post partum depression (see case). It is quite possible that his wife can’t or doesn’t want to do what he is asking her to do every night. It would be comforting of course to pat his back but we know that it would not help in the long run.
He is feeling better. He should still see a therapist to help him walk through the emotional disturbances he went through for most of his life. The beauty here is that therapy will be far more effective now. He can see more clearly and he will be able to make much greater progress in a lesser amount of time.
What James was asking from his wife was really a little idealistic and it is understandable that she couldn’t comfort him every night.
I explained the remedy is a bio-dynamic substance acting in total harmony and conjunction with his Vital Force. Naturally, he was interested, yet he was rather emotional about the fact that it took such a short time to achieve what he had been working on for years. Perhaps without all these years of work he would not have been able to explain it to me, who knows? In the end, getting better without harm is really what counts.