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Unread 08-01-2017, 11:22 AM   #11
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My therapist offers water if I don't bring a drink in. He knows that I have dry mouth and speaking for a long time can make it worse.
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Unread 08-01-2017, 07:05 PM   #12
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My therapist and i always have drinks or snacks together. many times one of us has brought drinks or snacks to share with the other while we talk. perhaps for us it is a form of bonding.
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I had a T who offered me tea sometimes, just depended on what time the appointment was. She'd have a cuppa didn't matter if I said yes or no, she was being polite.
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I was wondering is there a psychological method where
a therapist asks you "Do you want tea"? But in your response you say no.
The reason why Im asking this, is because I experienced his more than once with my therapist. Also to add I read a book where it was saying along the lines giving someone else tea is a form of trust?

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Maybe they are being kind and courteous? Maybe it's a way to help you relax. There is a Therapist where I am that has a coffee machine in his own waiting room. It makes all sorts of drinks. (If only I could work out how to use the gadget). He also has fruit and cookies.

You are allowed to say no. You are allowed to say yes if/when you want one. Don't sweat the small stuff.
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Here in the UK it's pretty common places like therapy you'd get a complimentary cup of tea. I think it's a good thing, it makes it so much less formal and stressful when it's more down to earth that you can just have tea and biscuits or whatever else with them, it's more comfortable when it's less formal.
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Mine offers tea or water, she also jokes that she'd offer coffee but their office makes really bad one. My hairstylist always offer coffee or water. I don't think they have tea.

It's normal. Just politeness
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This is just plain a case of good manners. My T offered me a beverage at the start of every session. Personally I found it relaxing having a warm cup to occupy my otherwise fidgety hands with. This was likely even her intent. This in no way affected the professionalism of the visit.
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since day one with my therapist i've been offered tea because it's a cultural thing for him and a sign of respect between him and his clients. Doesn't matter if you drink it or not, he still offers. if you say no he will still pour you a cup, just in case you change your mind.
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What society has shown you therapy the world will go into what symbolism this may mean something it may not. If you arent the overthinker it could be a nice way like an ice breaker. If you had it rough there has been bridges burned this that and the other you might want to question the motive.
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Nothing sinister going on. Just a way to make you feel comfortable, like two friends chatting together rather than having it formal like an interview.
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