Groups

Today I have been at the basement club all day. I attended some recovery groups there.

In the morning I went to a creative writing class. It was really good. It lasted an hour and a half. We used story cubes and we made up a story from the prompts on the cubes. We also did a get to know each other exercise. And at the end of class the tutor gave us some photographs, and we were to use one of them to form a character for a story. She also had a handbag containing a bunch of items, which represented a character, and when she had us go through the items and then we were to jot down some things that we thought were true about this character.

In the afternoon I went to discovering recovery. That’s a new group that is running at the basement club. It was really interesting. We talked about what mental health recovery means to us. We talked about what hinders us in our recovery, and about what works for us. We also made out ground rules. The group is going to last for 8 weeks. It was so interesting. That group this afternoon also lasted for an hour and a half.

I am totally enjoying being part of the community again at the basement club. I do have to say I really love how the new staff have a few new recovery groups put in place for us. The groups are really helpful. I am finding I am getting a lot of support now from the new staff too which is nice. I am glad I stuck with them and gave them a chance. They really did turn out to be nice people and good to work with too.

They are now emailing me info about events, as well as texting on info to me. The new coordinator is really disability aware which is nice. She goes out of her way to ensure that myself and my friend norma have what we need to access the service.

Its great. I’m so appreciative that she does that for us. It is helpful as we’re unable to read the printed material which is up on the notice board for everyone.

Its been a good day. I’m tired now but its a nice tired. A contented tired.

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

20 thoughts on “Groups”

      1. I am so behind too and I felt guilty for a long time, and now I just do my best and hope people will mention big things if I have missed them–I feel bad to lose track sometimes.

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