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#416415 - 11/16/12 03:16 AM Courage to Heal: assistance please
phoenix321 Offline


Registered: 09/26/11
Posts: 912
Loc: USA, FL
I was doing the Courage to Heal workbook and it had a whole chapter on a support system. Other than MS and God, I have nothing and none local at all. Broke so shrinks are out. There are no support groups anywhere here (except for women).

Can you recover without a support system?

Going through the chapter on feelings, I couldn't really note how I felt, how I've felt in the past, nothing. Other than blah or angry or fear, there is nothing to feel.

I'm really at a loss to go any further. Any suggestions?
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#416417 - 11/16/12 03:28 AM Re: Courage to Heal: assistance please [Re: phoenix321]
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1369
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: phoenix321
Can you recover without a support system?..... Other than blah or angry or fear, there is nothing to feel.


I think you can recover without a support system but it certainly helps. A support system can be a friend or two who understands what you're going through, or an on-line group like this. I have nothing but this site and AA, where I don't talk about CSA, just staying sober. But at least its people.

Feelings? Well you named a few: Anger, Fear. Add pain to your list and you've got enough feelings to work with. Happiness? Haven't felt it for years so I can't help you there, but I know it exists.
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"When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown, the dream is gone
And I have become comfortably numb."
Pink Floyd

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#416426 - 11/16/12 09:07 AM Re: Courage to Heal: assistance please [Re: phoenix321]
webelos Offline


Registered: 10/27/12
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I am kindof in the same boat. I do have a T but that is not enough and I am using MS for my support system. Perhaps I should try and get that book and we can share together - maybe in a room here? Just thinking out loud.
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#416465 - 11/17/12 12:23 AM Re: Courage to Heal: assistance please [Re: phoenix321]
phoenix321 Offline


Registered: 09/26/11
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Sounds good. I'm off to bed. Talk about it 2morrow.
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