One of the worst feelings in the world is when you feel all alone and that no one cares. If that’s not a reason enough to attend a support group meeting, what is?
Life is hard and there are all sorts of struggles and challenges people face. Whether you’re rich or poor, married or single, old or young, etc., chances are that sometime in your life you’re going to feel like you’ve been hit by a ton of bricks and mentally you’ll feel like you don’t even want to get out of bed. Grief, loss, illness and other problems can make a person’s life miserable.
What are some reasons you should consider attending a support group meeting?
Do you feel like you don’t have the words to express what you’re feeling inside? Are you full of sadness, rage, despair or anger and haven’t “let it out?” A support group can help you release your feelings, using words, so you’re not a prisoner to your pain anymore. Guidance from someone who cares can be a godsend when you’re struggling.
Coming together with others who are going through “stuff” immediately lets you know you are not alone in your suffering. There’s comfort in knowing other people struggle, and, like you, want to feel better. By being part of a support group, you find kindred spirits with whom you can cry and laugh, feel love and acceptance, and, most importantly, find hope. These are all good things for your mind, body and soul.
A lot of people are walking around feeling like zombies. They’re not willing to confront their pain or their feelings. Often, they let their feelings fester inside of them and may lash out at others because of what they’re feeling. That’s not good. Support group meetings help diffuse people’s inner angst and rage. Having a safe space to truly express oneself, even if it’s “not pretty,” is vital to the healing process. To be an overcomer, a person needs to share their feelings and experiences with others rather than hold them in.
Spiritual Care Support Ministries helps people heal through powerful support group meetings. Please call 540-349-5814 if you’re hurting and want help.