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group therapy etiquette

Postby houses » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:02 pm

hello,

i am in group therapy and someone from my therapy has revealed that he is going to be bringing little gifts to people in our last session of the time period.

i am uncomfortable with that for many reasons. i am tempted to skip, but he will be in group for the next time period almost definitely with me.

how do i accept a gift? do i?

do i have to bring my own?
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Re: group therapy etiquette

Postby Alucard » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:43 am

Hi!

It sounds like the group member who is bringing a gift is doing so because he wants to and so you don't have any obligation to give him a gift. If you want to you can, but it's not necessary. You also don't have to accept the gift if you don't want to, it's okay to say you are uncomfortable doing so. This is all a matter of personal preference.
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Re: group therapy etiquette

Postby houses » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:24 pm

thank you very much for your answer.
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Re: group therapy etiquette

Postby Unicornsparkles642 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:39 am

Tell him thank you and receive it. I was told that it is stealing another persons's blessing to not let them give to you so in essencw, by receiving his gift, you are letting him feel blessed.
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