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Created On 10/15/09 2:46 AM by littleengine


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I've been getting treatment for social anxiety a.k.a. social phobia for a a few years, however I just recently began attending a support group. I wish I had started attending years ago, as I now realize what an important part of treatment a group is. Individual therapy is also important but it doesn't allow for testing out skills. In a group, you can actually work on expressing anxious thoughts/feelings to others (not just to your therapist) and listening to other people who have similar emotions, in a safe, structured environment. A group is an opportunity to work on establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. There, you can work through your anxieties in a social situation where you will be accepted, will not be judged and where you can get feedback on your behavior.
So for anyone out there who is working through their anxiety with the help of therapy/medication or any other treatment, and progress is slow, I recommend attending a therapy or support group if you have the opportunity.
 
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Thank you for the information and the very interesting explanation.
 
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I like your user name.
Welcome aboard and may you have continued success in your treatment.
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"Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming." - Coach John Wooden
 
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Dr. Lynn, Psy.D.
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I couldn't agree more. I wish more clinicians offered group therapy!
Hatzlacha!
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Are you able to mention contact info for this group. I am also interested in joining!
 
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littleengine
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Hi Braining,
I was hoping you would come on sometime, ever since I posted my question about group support on the ? forum (sorry, don't remember which one). You were the last person who had posted on that thread so I addressed my question to you, though I didn't know if you were still around.
To answer your question, the group that I attend is not a Jewish group. I don't know how you would feel about that.
I am interested, though in finding out about any groups in the frum community. Do you know anything about that?
 
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I, together with another frumsupport member, will be organizing men's and women's support groups in Brooklyn. If there are enough people, we will branch out to other areas. The men's group will be run by Simcha Feuerman LCSW who writes in the Jewish Press weekly and the women's group by Aviva Biberfeld PsyD. All who are interested, please email RutieEta@gmail.com or timhnow@live.com.

This will really be exciting!
 
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Me and another frumsupport member are organizing men's and women's support groups for frum people. We would love if you can join. We will start out in Brooklyn, but hope to branch out to other areas as well. Please email me at RutieEta@gmail.com . We are looking forward to an exciting group.
 
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Oops! My friend's email is tlmhnow@live.com. You can also send me a personal message.
 
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Dr. Lynn, Psy.D.
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Let us know how it goes!
a lynn
 
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I am starting a women's phone support group. You can live anywhere in Us or even abroad to join. We can go by first names to keep it anonymous.
If you are experience ANY difficulty and would like to join, please email me at RutieEta@gmail.com. I don't usually check the frum support private messages.
 
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A men's support group in Bklyn has already started. It is led by an excellent therapist, Simcha Feuerman LCSW.
All who are interested in group therapy, call 718-793-1376. You can say you heard about it through Frum support.
See support groups forming under general mental health if you want to see more info on this topic.
 
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