I recently completed an Emotional Regulation Therapy course and wanted to write about it on my blog.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, it was done online via Microsoft Teams rather than in person.
I’ll be honest, I was initially apprehensive about taking part in the course. I’ve never taken part in group therapy, and I didn’t think I’d be able to handle it.
I also thought CBT and Mindfulness wouldn’t be of any help to me. I’ve had these subjects pushed my way before, but I wasn’t ready for them.
It took a few sessions to get comfortable with the format of the sessions, but I have found the information to be valuable in hindsight. I’ve found the information I was given about radical acceptance to be the most useful.
There are situations in life that we will never get closure from. And radical acceptance is an effective way of dealing with trauma, in certain areas of your life.
I didn’t agree with everything that was said. While mindfulness is a helpful tool, I feel as if I should’ve been referred to therapy to deal with my issues directly.
I found it difficult to express myself within the group environment. I can imagine I came across as if I was waffling. This is a shame because everyone in the group, the host included, are lovely people and I hope to get to know them more.
I don’t regret my time within the group. I only missed one session, but that was down to technology being difficult than not wanting to attend.
It’s now time for me to implement what I have learned, and work on myself. This is going to be a case of trial and error, I still need help with my other symptoms.
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Thanks for posting. I too am considering group therapy. I will have to say that the virtual option reduces some of my anxiety around meeting in person. Thanks again for posting!