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Virtual Support Group September Recap

Sep 27, 2022 | Virtual Support Group

Our most recent Virtual Support Group Meeting took place last evening, and we had about twenty participants from all over the US, Canada, and Europe. In the first hour each participant was invited to talk about his or her experiences, both past and present, and as each person talked the others listened with clear empathy, and followup comments and questions were thoughtful, insightful, and at all times supportive. In the second hour we came back to many of the topics touched on during the introductions, including the importance of urgency in GE practice, self-catheters, breath-holding, ideas for handling flying, perspectives of recovery progress, and the ability to choose either a urinal or a stall, as well as a number of other subjects, and as facilitator I realized how much easier my role has gotten because so many of the participants had returned from past meetings and were
eager to let others know how much of a difference it has made to be able to belong to a group where others truly understand and where mutual support is a given. I was so proud to be with those courageous men and women, and I encourage you, if you have yet to participate, to consider joining us at a future meeting.

Although we try to schedule a virtual support group meeting once a month, we did not put one on the calendar in October because there is a very special virtual IPA event scheduled for Saturday, October 29. The IPA recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary, and in celebration we have put together an exciting symposium, featuring experts who can shed new insights into social phobia, and Paruresis in particular. This event is open specifically to IPA members, and if you’d like to attend but are not yet a member, you can do it on the website, or Tim can help you out, just drop him a note at getinfo@paruresis.org. I encourage you to take part in this exciting opportunity.

Looking ahead past October, there will be a Virtual Support Group Meeting on Sunday, November 6, at 7:00 PM US Central Time, and the following month there will be a meeting on Sunday, December 4, at 12:00 PM US Central Time. We try to vary the start times in order to accommodate the differing needs of participants. Hope you can join us!

Please let me know if you have questions about these or other IPA opportunities, and as always,

Feel the Flow!

Dave Kliss



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Catonsville, MD 21228

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