About those feelings…
At the end of each group, a feeling word (or two) was chosen and written down somewhere. In my group, we wrote on individual wooden hearts.
So you would spend 90 minutes rending your heart, then be asked how you feel at the end of group and have to write that word (or two) down on your heart before leaving.
I had to refer to the laminated page of feeling words. Every. Time.
I didn’t know my feelings. I had long ago stopped feeling them.
Over the course of the week, I began to recognize and name them.
hesitant, inspired, grieved, perplexed, heartbroken, nervous, honored, empowered, infuriated, fatigued, brave, touched, fortunate
Feelings. They’re a good thing to have.