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Old 02-22-14, 11:25 PM   #1
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They meet once a week for 20 weeks. It will be a group of about 7-9 people.

This sounds like an anxiety attack waiting to happen.....
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I think that sounds good. 7-9 people is really great. I *wish* they had something like that near me.
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When I was at first in therapy, group therapy was suggested to me. Problem 1. I'm deaf and even with my hearing aid and reading lips ability I don't catch everything going on. Problem 2. I have extremely bad social anxiety. Problem 3. This wasn't a small group, it was at least 20 people in this room. Problem 4. Every day of the week they talk about different subjects (depression Monday, anger management Tuesday etc.... why in the heck throw someone with anxiety in with people with anger issues? I just don't understand that).

I ended up going back to individual therapy because I seem to get more out of that. Definitely give the group therapy a try, and if its too intense you can at least say you tried and seek out other options.
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First day of therapy is in an hour. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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How was it???
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It went okay. I had some bad moments (pretty sure my face got really red when I was first asked to speak). We had a portion where we were asked to "mingle" with the other group members which I actually really liked.

We've got a ton of homework to do, so that'll suck, but I'm already feeling a bit more energized than before.
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That's really good! Be proud of yourself for sticking it out and at least trying it! It looks like this is something that'll benefit you :-)

Homework is good though, its a step to getting better.
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I've done virtually none of my homework this week. I don't know what happened. The first week I felt so energized and was trying to do things above and beyond what was even being asked of us in the group to deal with my social anxiety. Now I can't do shit. I feel like I'll never change. This always happens.
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:( Hang in there! Sometimes there's good days and sometimes there's bad days. But try to take in as much information as you can. Just tell yourself the next day will be better and stay positive.
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Hope that this is helping you out. I am sure that eventually it will after the shock wears off from the group.
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