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Old 04-26-2019, 09:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hi my friends,

So, I went for my first counselling session today, and sat and cried for the entire time. I felt a complete failure that this spiral into anxiety had started for me again, especially after 3+ years of sobriety.

She was just lovely, told me that I was just re-processing stuff and that I needed to cut myself a bit of slack. Iíve just finished my first year of training to become a childrenís counsellor and this was a normal part of the process. There may be some more work to do around looking at my childhood issues, but in the long run, experiencing things at such a deep level and being able to reflect on that means I will have a great deal of empathy for anyone who may come to me with similar stuff in the future.

I feel so reassured.
Nicotine free since May 2013.
Alcohol free since February 1st, 2016.

Drinking will kill me. If I start thinking any differently, it's a lie.
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