Tomorrow is Thursday, which means it's Group Facilitation Day (I actually DO think in caps like that). Sometimes, I get a bit more tuckered out on Thursdays than any other day. It involves driving from my place in the country to town, then driving to another town, and back again.
It involves being able to be a facilitator for two support groups for
those with mental illnesses &/or brain disorders. Usually,
that is not too hard, but the days when I feel like crap and need some
support myself, I don't really have a chance to get it from the
groups. Sometimes it is enough to know that I am helping SOMEBODY
but sometimes I need some help too. I can't really find that
within the group, as our groups are fairly young and haven't had time
to bond and become cohesive. The groups still very much continue
to need facilitation to ease the flow of communication and redirect
focus to the topic at hand and generate support for each group member,
and as of yet, I don't feel that I am a group member, because of not
being able to participate to the same extent as the others.
Next Thursday will be the first time since September that I will have
missed facilitation. I have notified my co-facilitators, so they
can field this as they see fit. Both of them (one for each group)
are nervous as all get-out.