Hi, I have a question about unplugging the thumb program. I started with a new client yesterday. He’s 8 years old and wants to stop. When he called me this morning he said, “ I really tried hard last night but Sockie was really itchy.” Have you ever heard of this particular excuse before? Should he wash the Sockie?
We have never heard of anyone complaining that Sockie was itchy. They have said that they like having a soft Sockie on, but never itchy or uncomfortable. Have him bring it to your session and examine it to see if he got something inside that should not be there. He might be looking for an excuse, but we don’t want to make assumptions….. so tell him to find some soft material to cover his hand before he inserts it into Sockie. That should solve the problem, whatever the reason is behind his reluctance.