Today we welcomed 2 new members to the group, which is always great to see. We discussed how people can find it challenging to remain focussed and positive when life events happen which people feel can derail their achievements they have made. Two group members wrote very thoughtful poems/words about what this group means to them. Seeing and hearing things like this inspired the other group members.
We had June Dickson from Action on Depression as guest today who explained what her organisation does. As part of her work she facilitates the Living Life To The Full program, which uses CBT based tools. We did a little exercise to show how this works. Everybody found this exercise thought-provoking and interesting, in that we all responded to it in different ways defined by our character. Everybody really appreciated June’s input today, we all thought she was a star who passed on important tools to help us live in a way we aim to strive for.
Today also marked our quarter century of meetings, thanks for everyone who has contributed to the group, we very much appreciate it!
A reminder that due to the Easter break, the next group will take place on Thurs 11th April 2013