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starting therapy

Monday, July 02, 2012

I finally found the courage to seek help for my depression and anxiety. I start group therapy tomorrow and will attend all day sessions 3 days a week. On one hand I am relieved to finally be getting some help and to know that I am not alone but on the other hand I am horribly afraid and my anxiety is very high right now. Part of me wants to call and cancel and stay in my house where I am safe. I know though that this is not the answer. I want to be able to go to the park with my kids, take them to parades and carnivals. I tired of feeling so bad all the time and being so afraid of everything. I can't even go to the store without an anxiety attack. So I will do this. I will stick with it. I could look at it as adding in the mental health and emotional health component to my overall life style changes. After all there is more to healthy eating and exercise to a healthy happy life.
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    Thank you everyone for all your encouragement. It means a lot to me.
    1571 days ago
    emoticon You are right, seeking help is an act of courage. Be proud! I could not have made the weight loss progress I have here on Spark without the foundation of emotional awareness and healing that came from several years of therapy.

    Remember, you may be releasing a lot of toxic emotional stuff, so drink lots of water and get plenty of rest along with your inner work. I'm sending you supportive, strengthening energy.

    Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon
    1572 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I started therapy in 2008. I was already over 50 and had been so anxious and depressed for years. It really has helped me. I know that you are having some uncertainty before the therapy. That is common. But go to the meetings. I really think that you will find it helpful. emoticon
    1572 days ago
  • BLACK741
    Wow, such an amazing step, so very proud of you for trying to get your life back together so that you can be better and have more fun with the kids. They are not kids for very long, so go and take advantage of all the help you can get to enjoy these years.
    1572 days ago
    I'm Cheering for you. Be brave for your children, so you are able to have a happy healthy life. You are right.....being fit and physically healthy means nothing if you are not mentally healthy! Your therapy surely will make you realize that you are not alone. emoticon
    1572 days ago
    good for you
    1572 days ago
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