In which we double the group size and return to the beginning…
Sounds more dramatic and exciting than it was. There were 5 new people, including a guy (!). One woman is the most cringing, whinging, approval-seeking, overdramatic shrinking violet you ever saw. Another seemed ready to cry at any moment and I think she popped a benzo halfway through the session.
Catty, yes. I shouldn’t be so judgmental of people I’ve barely met. It was just weird to have new people added into the group.
So we started off with a mindfulness focus on candy, with about 5 minutes spent explaining the purpose of it to the newbies. And then it was back to the rational-mind-wise-mind-emotional-mind Venn diagram – back to the beginning (see DBT Week 1). Not that it’s a bad idea for me to put in some time on mindfulness, but I’m extremely impatient with repeating material, especially since I found it slow the first time.
I didn’t doodle this week either. Another little exercise in self-control. Well, I did doodle on the Venn diagram. I drew stems on the big circles as though they were flowers. So obviously the very cool version of the Wise Mind diagram below was not created by me.