Group was lovely tonight. So different/weird-but-nice. It felt like a combination of time spent in a spa, and therapy. D, the OT, had lit candles in the room we were having the group in. There was even a light vanilla scented air freshener thing going on. Very romantic! We spoke about self-compassion, self-soothing, and the ACCEPTS DBT skill (Distress Tolerance). D passed around a variety of hand lotions, and showed us a hand massage video, which we had to follow along with, using whichever lotion we had chosen. Now do you get why I said it felt like I had spent time in a spa?
As usual, we ended off with a meditation/visualization, before we were sent on our merry way.
I’m linking to another video that D had shown us tonight as well. I found it so cute!
Now, I’m off to go roll myself up, and follow the video’s instructions.