For the past sixteen weeks I have been attending group therapy sessions. The first ten weeks were focused on anxiety management and the later weeks focused on managing mental health, life style, relationships and living skills. For me the most valuable part has been talking with others who are in a very similar situation.
Throughout the weeks I have learnt about and used skills from CBT and DBT aswell as learning about acceptance therapy (ACT). These skills have been useful in helping my mind settle when it gets heightened.
The big takeaway learning for me was being able to identify my feelings and attempt to rationalise a positive response in my head. I mean it all sounds hairy fairy but at times it does actually help me.
Please excuse the fragmented sentences and ideas, I am finding the Olanzapine is messing with my mind at the moment.
Has anyone else been to group therapy? If so how did you find it?