Re: Progress made since Manchester follow up Nov '16
Posted by Phil on 12/12/2016, 10:10 pm, in reply to "Progress made since Manchester follow up Nov '16"
Hi Jamie |
Great to hear you've made such progress since the workshop including success with the dreaded trough! You've inspired me to it to provide an update.
I've also been following the lessons learned on the workshop as much as possible. I've built de-sensing into my daily routine as I travel to and from work by train. As I mentioned in a previous post the toliets at my local train station have just been re-furbished and are much more AP friendly with dividers put in. I now aim to use them every morning on the way to work and, at the end of the day, I fluid load and then use 3 toilets as part of the journey home, which are on different scales of the hierarchy. At work, we only have cubicles so I don't get the chance to practice there. What used to be a relief is now a frustration - just goes to show the change of mindset the workshops can bring about!
My other main change has been to use nights out as an opportunity to practice more. Rather than avoid drinking before going out I now have a litre of water so I'll be ready to go early on. So far,this is working as well.
As for the results, according to my diary, I've made 92 visits since the workshop with 82 successes, 3 misfires and faked it 7 times. I had gone 3 weeks without a misfire but had one today (followed by 4 successful visits even though the toilets were quiet or empty). It shows I need to keep working at it but, overall I'm really happy with the results.
I now see the vlaue of both workshops. The beginners helps you to recognise and understand AP and the follow up (for me at least) gave me the tools to really try and crack it. So far so good.
Agree Jamie, a meet up in January for the workshop buddies would be good.