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Re: Group therapy

Posted by B2chica on May 24, 2004, at 9:12:24

In reply to Group therapy, posted by cubic_me on May 24, 2004, at 8:36:02

First of all, what's inside you IS your's. and you don't have to share anything you don't want to. You need to feel comfortable and safe.

Second, when i first got out of the hospital i had to go to adult partial (an all day thing) and this was Mostly group stuff. Some was ok, I personally am NOT, never Have Been a group type person so the main group sessions were Horrible for me. i felt incredibly uncomfortable, and actually at times it made me worse (anxiety skyrocketed)...

i was there off and on for about three weeks, and there were two people that said they Hated group stuff but after the first two weeks, i saw them begin to open up and it was probably the best thing for them that they've Ever experienced.
Then there were others that Really relied on the group sessions. They truly thrived here, they were able to ask their questions, get others experiences and advice along with a trained therapist to direct some of the misguided advice and add their own.
Givin this information, i would suggest at least giving it a try (but if you do, do it with an open mind otherwise it's moot.)
But don't force yourself to get involved, do it at your pace, make sure the therapist is onboard with going at your pace.

Third, express your feelings about this to your T. make sure he/she knows you are unsure and see if you can overlap and do both for a while...see how it goes.

Best of Luck Cubic!

> My T has just suggested changing over to group therapy. I'm completely undecided, and I really feel that what is inside me and what's going on with me is *mine* and I should be able to choose who I share it with and not feel obliged to share it with a group of people just for the sake of therapy.
> Any thoughts/suggestions? I'd love to hear your experiences.




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