Once again – totally bewildered by the Health Care System and those who run it.
Kick all those DBT Skills Group attendees out of the safe, warm and comfortable nest: It’s time to fly baby!!!
After next week your group will cease to exist.
And, if you’ve been coming here every week for a year or more taking up one of those seats that would otherwise be empty, we encourage you NOT to attend a different group.
I was in a good place when the kick was delivered.
Fly???? Me???? Definitely!!!
Watch me fly right outta here into my beautiful warm future.
With my head held high and a smug smile on my face I exited the hospital doors excited to greet my beautiful warm future 🙂
It only took a second for the storming snow and cold wind to slap that smug smile right off my face.
I burrowed my chin deep into my coat while feeling the sting of my wings freezing over.
There would be no flying for me today. Or the next day. Or the day after that. Or the day after that……
The week passed and it was Wednesday morning again. For the last time I was back in the safe, warm, and comfortable nest surrounded by my group of amazing ladies. I felt better here.
Our group facilitator asked if anyone had a Mindfulness Activity they would like to share. I asked if we could write down what we’ve learned from our weekly DBT Skills Group and then read it to the Group. Great Idea! I am worthy!
Three minutes was not enough time to get it all down; I have learned so much. This is the Skill that topped my list: the STOP skill:
TAKE A STEP BACK
OBSERVE (what’s going on inside of me and around me)
After seeing a few of the many lessons I’ve learned written down, and hearing some of the things the other ladies had learned, I was reminded that I DO HAVE skills, lots of different skills that I can use when my emotions start taking control.
I felt encouraged. I felt warm. My wings started to thaw. I am worthy!
As I exited the hospital doors at the end of my last DBT Skills Group, the storming snow and cold wind were not able to slap that smug smile off my face. My wings did not freeze over. I was ready!
I was going to fly baby!!!
I am worthy!!!