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people which reinforces the fact that that is what I am as well.
I'm not a nut...I'm just an ordinary, everyday run of the mill
person who ended up in the crap for whatever reason, and so
are they. So that was another thing that was a great plus"-P1
However, not everyone found being in a group a positive
experience. One man with a history of panic attacks, usually provoked in social circumstance, found the group
claustrophobic. For him, the group conjured up images of
an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and he was afraid that Page 6 of 14
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group; have helped if it had gone on longer but it just wasn't long
enough."-P3 "I found I was a lot better than I had been when I started the
course anyway, with going back to work. And things seemed to
be picking up. But I found, I wouldn't say it dragged me back
down, but I felt it started to almost like reawaken kind of feelings of anxiety being in close proximity to erm, so many people
and just in the group that kind of thing you know"-P7 One participant thought that some additional one-to-one
sessions with the course facilitator would allow participants discuss personal problems without having to air
them in front of the group. Two people talked about how the group helped them persevere with the meditation exercises.
"I think if you are on your own you would quite easily walk way
and give up whereas you've got the support there and you know
that everybody's sort of helping you out and you would go back
in for the groups sake and try again."-P9
Several people in the group expressed relief about not having to talk about their personal problems.
"I didn't like it at first...in case I have to say what my problems
were....You were under no pressure whatsoever. If you wanted
to come in and not participate that night, just sit, watch and
listen that was fine by him"-P6
Length of the course
While most of the group f...
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2013 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor H during the Spring '11 term at ENGECON University.
- Spring '11