I too have been on the January London workshop and have found the exprience to be a revelation. I am now in my late fifties and have suffered fron AP since my early teens and I thought for many years that I was alone with my condition. The discovery of UKPT has proved to be a lifeline as I read the many postings describing experiences like my own.
I made up my mind and booked on to the January London workshop and turned up on the Friday evening feeling somewhat apprehensive. This feeling soon passed as we were all put more at ease by Andrew and Dan introducing us to the schedule for the weekend. We all met in the bar that evening and I think that sharing this common condition spurred us all on to be more optomistic about what we might achieve.
The format for Saturday introduced us to graduated exposure to desensing which was at our own pace with no one being pressurised into feeling uncomfortable with their progress. This was followed by an evening meal at a nearby Mall and we all discussed our progress without our previous inhibitions or secrecy getting in the way. I would like to add that I had now used public urinals in the company of others that only the day before I had not done for many , many years.
The Sunday session built on the foundations we had started on Saturday and I can honestly say that this workshop really did exceed my expectations on what I previously thought I might achieve. To that end I managed to use public toilet urinals at a motorway services on my way home later that day. I have now had further expeditions this week to the Bluewater shopping mall and have managed to use the facilities successfully.
I feel really pleased that I have been on this workshop and I think I can now make further progress using the information and methods learned over the weekend. I would really recommend that anyone who suffers from this secret phobia should attend one of these workshops and experience what can be achieved.
I would like to finish by thanking Andrew, Dan and Colin for running these workshops and the charity with all the time and effort given to help others suffering from AP.
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