When I Start to Miss Therapy Sessions

It is great to look back on the previous month and see where I am at, and where I am going. This has been a bad month for me in one respect. I have been missing appointments with my therapist. My first missed appointment in January was because my therapist was sick. The second was because I was sick. Being sick seems to be going around because everyone I know is really sick. It happens at this time of the year.

I have been super busy, but I haven’t really thought about things like I should have, like it when it comes to my social anxiety. I have been really focused, but it’s always in my safe place. Where I live.

I worry how that will affect me this week and even beyond this week. It will be a couple of weeks before my therapist has time to see me again and my social anxiety is still my biggest issue. I plan on working on my social anxiety this month, and in the coming months. I have been in a good place with my anxiety but its here where I live. With my new Ativan dosage but being sick this week I haven’t had a chance to refocus.

I need to start leaving my house more so that I can get back into a routine. My hope is to get my social anxiety under control using cognitive behavioral therapy and immersion therapy. Getting out of my safe place is a priority. That means getting out and not to places that make me feel safe if that makes sense. I want to get my anxiety when I am driving under control as well.

It is one of my biggest things I want to work in 2018. I am not really looking forward to it because, well its going to be tough. My social anxiety is my greatest weakness. I have been able to get my depression under control (my goal for 2017) but anxiety, in general, has always eluded me. I am hopeful but worried at the same time.

Things are going so well in my life. I am very hopeful and cautious. At the same time, I am ready to tackle another month, even with being sick. So here is to another great month.

Always keep fighting.

J.E. Skye

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17 Replies to “When I Start to Miss Therapy Sessions”

  1. Hi James. Do you have any tips on coping when friends who say what they think you wanna hear but then when it comes to trying to take their offer of a ear, or something to do at the weekend. I am feeling really low and stuck.

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      1. How to deal with people that offer a lot but when you take them up on the offer they are not there.

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      2. Oh yeah that happens a lot. I mean it depends on how close these people are. They might mean well but in the end they don’t know what to say. It’s tough to deal with but there is no right or wrong answer. People that don’t understand might not be able to offer good advice anyway. Doesn’t mean they won’t try. Don’t let it get to you.

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  2. You CAN and you WILL overcome your anxiety. One day and one step at a time. You’re not alone. God is with you and He can help beat this. I’m praying for you. Have a great weekend.😊

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