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Category: Anxiety & Depression

Being of Service

By Lauren Dummit, LMFT, CSAT,
Co-Founder & Clinical Director,
Triune Therapy Group

Being of service.

Like many others my story of recovery started with a spiritual, emotional, and physical bottom, a moment of incomprehensible demoralization. I couldn’t look at anyone in the eye; I couldn’t stand to look at myself in the mirror. I was in so much shame and hopelessness that I stood outside the doors, stalking this 12-step meeting because I was too afraid to go in. To quote my first sponsor, “I may not have been thinking much of myself, but I was all I thought about.” All day and night I ruminated on my resentments, my regrets, my lost relationships, all the pain I had caused others, how many people were disappointed in me or thought I was crazy, my broken…

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Loss & New Beginnings

Triune Therapy Group

Loss and new beginnings Triune Therapy Group

Remaining connected to our surroundings, and attuned to our environments can be a challenge on the best of days, but it is particularly difficult after a loss. The loss that walked into your life might be enormous and devastating, such as the grief that comes with the sudden passing of a loved one. Maybe you lost steady employment, and the experience left you unmoored and afraid. A break up left you crushed and emotionally wounded. A particular phase of your life might be coming to a close and you’re unclear about why you feel melancholic, but you do. Any number of these painful situations, along with their unique sets of obstacles, can prevent you from seeing a happy, peaceful future…

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