I remember that it was in the year 1978, when I started to use of its own accord, notebook. By then I was making an individual psychotherapy with Dr. Eduardo Pavlovsky (Tato). The session seemed so useful and interesting, I decided to write them down to be able to take advantage of them (those I still keep all). Since then until today, I have not stopped prescribing notebooks. The therapeutic notebook is the continuous connection between the patient and his or her therapy. It is the external hard drive, that allows to store any emotional information that may be useful in the therapeutic process: autobiography, letters addressed to specific links, journal, loose notes, etc. As you can see, psychotherapy for me, it is a relationship of intense work, where the patient is not passive, but on the contrary, must be able to work with me actively in his healing.
That activity translates into I sometimes suggest certain tasks (therefore are optional), as for example, read a particular book or watch any movie that I think can help them. But at other times, I am not suggesting that I am certain tasks (is my part layman), as for example, ask for photos or to write about anything in particular. Returning to the notebook, from the beginning I explain and suggest the benefits of it: as I took notes on what you talk about, I do not I It bothers at all, but otherwise, you take notes; because there are times that when you exit the query, one doesn’t remember exactly what has drawn attention. Used notebook, writes what affects you, read it, reviews previous sessions, etc. It is not mandatory, but is not forbidden me to read what you’ve written, simply take it as an aid to your therapy. Not wanting to exhaust the subject, notebook serves inter alia to the following: 1.