Ami A Hostage In This Group

Unlike many adults who choose to be in therapy, many adolescents enter treatment as "hostages." They did not opt to be in a group, their parents or school psychologist made the decision for them. Once deposited into a group, they are almost certain to feel uncomfortable and to experience much anxiety and fear. Humor is especially important in the early phase of group. Our first task is to relieve anxiety and resolve resistances to participation, and for this humor is our most disarming instrument. After all, the ego of an adolescent has been weakened and made unstable by the massive psychological shifts and physiological maturation. As a result, adolescents confront feelings of uncertainty and insecurity daily. When they enter a group, these feelings often intensify and can easily develop into paranoia. At this stage, the leader employs humor to defuse their anxiety and tension.

Do Not Panic

Do Not Panic

This guide Don't Panic has tips and additional information on what you should do when you are experiencing an anxiety or panic attack. With so much going on in the world today with taking care of your family, working full time, dealing with office politics and other things, you could experience a serious meltdown. All of these things could at one point cause you to stress out and snap.

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