Go beyond the visual
Writing about how my experience in the clinic has been, doing what I am passionate about and provokes is something I enjoy very much.
Previously, I wrote a bit about my choice for career, my choice for the current within my career and a couple of brushstrokes about my day to day work.
Now, what about what seems so visual inside the clinic?
Since I started my professional practice until today, I receive questions such as: How do you do it when you work with children and paint? Has anyone ever stopped going with you when they found out you don't see? What does Fitgy do inside the clinic?
There are many more questions I could share, but it would be one of not finishing and I decide to write about the ones that fit the most within this format and the most frequent.
I also take a bit of this writing to thank those who were impulse to start the clinic, special thanks to a very good friend with whom I have also shared a lot of psychoanalysis.
Throughout the supervised practice I attended many children and little by little I was managing with that know-how within the clinic and the crayons, the drawings, the games that required the eyes and the visual in general. I do not have to specifically explain how it is done, but I do know and learned that children by nature find themselves doing with what is different and that the rejection of what we know as vulnerable groups is a matter learned by adults. When I started my professional practice I also received many, but many children and I discovered with them that everything visual finds its way of being verbalized. Within the sessions each patient was finding his way, his words and ways of saying that happened on his blank sheet, that he had drawn, what colors he used and what he wanted to say.
For me it was never an obstacle not to see, I think rather, it has always been an engine, opportunity and possibility to pass through the word what the eye sees above.
Fitgy, my guide dog has been accompanying me in the clinic for 7 years and today I dare to say that she finds her way to interact with everyone who enters the door differently. Some she greets them, others she sees from afar, with others she sits or lies next to them. It is important to mark this since Fitgy has never been an obstacle within my work, but she is also not a protagonist in the clinic.
Finally, this path and psychoanalysis has taught me the treasure and the uniqueness of not seeing. Seeing is beyond the reach of the eye.