[New Born Story 2] "Change seems difficult but can be easy"
“Change seems difficult but can be easy.
It seems difficult when we have to put in the effort, but becomes easy when we have put the effort in.”
DBT Treatment Duration: 1 year and 6 months
DBT Treatment Results: Improvement in anger, depression, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships
It feels like a very short period of time has gone through, but when I think about it it was a very long period of time. When I started writing this testimonial, the first thing that came to my mind was my second visit to the Tree Group.
I would like to articulate the emotions that I learned by heart at the Tree Group but I can’t, probably because it feels like decades have passed. I have changed to a great extent so am not able to recall myself from back then.
Though things aren’t clear anymore, what I know for sure is that I was confused with everything back then. I was unstable, doubtful, and insular.
In the classes, the clinicians suggest us various experiences for us to try out and share our experiences with other classmates, but I felt a great amount of pressure with the sharing. I had to speak publicly in front of many people, and I would be self-conscious, hesitant, and blushed as I had no such experience like that. I stopped numerous times as I kept telling myself I would make mistakes.
Now I know it for sure. Things I used to consider odd is now reasonable for me, it seems odd that I even label it ‘reasonable’. When I can’t understand a person and his/her emotions, isn’t it only reasonable to accept before commenting on it? Now that I reach this thought, I think I am a very accepting person!
I have now acquired many skills that I can use to keep myself under control.
*We are sharing the testimonials of the Tree Group Psychological Clinic participants upon their consent.