Sunday, October 2, 2011

A new group starting

Over the past few weeks I have started to have more panic attacks and realized that I need help. I went back to therapy and went to see my doctor. She changed my meds a tiny bit, which has helped.

Last time I was in therapy I went thru The Feeling Good Handbook by Dr. David Burns.  This book uses the cognitive behavioral therapy model which in my mind is the best way to fight back again these feelings.  

This is what I propose:
Every 2 weeks or so I will post some 'homework', saying which pages we are doing. The book has lots of worksheets to fill out and questions to answer. I may add some other PDF worksheets to help you also. There will be an email list and we can email each other what we think or are struggling with pertaining to that section. If you don't want your name or email known you can email me and I will send it out anonymously for you. I do ask that anything spoken about in this group stays in this group. I would like this group to act as a support group, while we are getting stronger everyday.

If you are interested in joining this group email me and I will get you started.
You will need the book, I will give you 2 weeks to get it and we will start on October 16th.

Note - I am not a therapist, but can lead us thru this book and facilitate this group.

Sha :)


  1. So excited. Ordered the book from the Amazon link this morning. Should be here Tues or Wed next week. I live in a state of panic. Either in a panic attack, fearing the next one, or avoiding places that I think make me have them (airports (oh, and did I mention I fly 42 weeks out of the year), WalMart, The Mall, even Fabric Depot gets to me. So....can't wait. I definitely fall into the need help NOW group. :D

  2. My primary problem is currently depression and not anxiety or panic but I would be interested in doing this with you. Let me know how to get started.