Jul 06, 2014 - 6:28 pm
I have been asked for suggestions about how to increase attendance at the local support group - a group I do not attend...lol.
I did attend a support group when I was first diagnosed, but I found it difficult as there were so many scary stories and I was young and determined to beat this. Well, I may not have beaten cancer, but I am still going and have had an unexpected very long run...lol. And I have no intention of stopping.
So far, here are some of my suggestions:
Make sure there is a mediator to maybe break it up if things go to the Dark Side, maybe have a separate group for Stage 4?
I also suggested maybe some ice-breaking activities, maybe a few visualization and relaxation techniques - something, anything to keep it from dissolving into a pity party. Some of you, it has not gone unnoticed, are very good at these activities on the message board here.
Not to say that I am opposed to venting. We all do it, but I think you guys know what I mean. It can get bleak and I think that is not good either.
Those were my ideas, but I know you can help more! Ideas????