Today, I went back to group therapy after missing a few sessions.
I was really nervous about heading back but I can’t tell you how lovely it was to see everyone.
Group therapy comes with one rule and that’s that you’re not allowed to talk to any of the group outside the sessions, which of course is totally understandable, but they were missed.
Over the last few months, I’ve met 3 complete strangers who now know me better than my friends.
They know why I cry, what makes me anxious and what I really think about work/life situations.
I’ve found the sessions incredibly therapeutic (go figure) on the basis that no one judges you. For an hour and a half, you are free to express yourself in whatever way you wish.
Although, I’m yet to break into dance…
Everyone seemed really upbeat this morning which is so great to see! We laughed, several times, which is a first for me.
Of course, next week might be really difficult but we’ll cross that path when we get there.
All I know is that I’m incredibly lucky and fortunate to have been offered this therapy through the NHS.
If you have been offered any support, please take it.
You’ll be surprised at how much it helps.