“Hi, is this the anxiety group?”
“Yes! Come on in, welcome!”
“It used to be the chronic pain group.”
“Yes, but we had to cancel that due to low attendance.
You know, when people are dealing
with chronic pain
it’s hard for them to get out of their houses.”
“Whereas people with anxiety are sort of restless?”
“That’s the tendency.”
“Well. I’m francis.”
“Do you want to tell us a little about yourself?”
“No.” I no longer want to tell them
that men make me uncomfortable
because I am now
sitting right next to one.
“Hi,” he says, “I’m David
and i have anxiety and post traumatic stress.
i feel most uncomfortable,
well, I guess, I feel threatened
I’m surprised. I smile at him.
“I feel uncomfortable around men, too
but I wasn’t going to say it in front of you!”
“Oh! Would you like me
to move away?”
“No, that’s ok, but thanks.”
Group was good today.