Although I’ve been seeing a therapist for the past four years, it’s not covered all of the things I need to cover. This past weekend highlighted that I really need to focus on getting actual help for coping with my loss of faith. My personal goals have always been to get to a point where I don’t feel anything negative or get anxiety attacks regarding my former religion. I found out from my local freethought group that Recovering From Religion has started a new group near where I live.
My hope is to join and connect with others who have similar goals.
My freethought group isn’t really the place for therapy, nor should it be. I’ve needed something stronger than informal help regarding how I left my faith for quite some time now. Since my current therapist is more traditional in her approaches, she’s not trained to go into issues regarding recovery from the deeper end of the Christian spectrum. It’s like leaving a cult and not knowing what to do anymore.
That said, the only thing I can do is sign up as an interested person in meetings. This group has been trying to get off the ground for a while now, but it just hasn’t gotten fully started yet. I really hope that I can attend the next scheduled meeting and get in on something that will last for a while.
I don’t know if that’s going to happen, though. In the meantime, I think I’m going to keep looking for ways to supplement my therapy. Recovering from what I’ve been through has taken a long time. I’m going to need all the help I can get.