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Can you help me by letting me help you?


Hi everyone.

My name is John. I have suffered from social anxiety.

I had very little friends, didn't have much of a social life. I even was on Disability and spent time in psychiatric hospitals from the depression of being socially anxious.

My life is totally different now. I actually earn a living running groups in a psychiatric hospital as a Peer Specialist.

Everyday I can talk up to 25 people who aren't always happy to see me, with all the attention on me and do it easily now. I can start conversations with strangers. I no longer feel inferior to others. I live a happy normal life.

Like I mentioned I work as a Peer Specialist in a Psychiatric Hospital. I am also certified as a Peer Wellness Coach by UMDNJ, which is now part of Rutgers.

I don't have much experience as a coach and am looking to get some experience.

I am not selling anything but would like to sell services in the future.

Can you help me out by letting me coach you for free? I am just looking to get experience.

I am looking for 1-3 people.

Private Message me and I will give you my email and we can get started.

Thanks,

John
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we share.

Experiences.

we laugh at all of it. important

email is the best way! multimedia!
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How would you coach me? And for how long?
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we share.

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we laugh at all of it. important

email is the best way! multimedia!
I am not sure what you mean?
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Hi, thank you for responding.

I would think email would be the best, especially if you are in another country.

If needed, we could try phone or Skype.

I would continue coaching you for as long as you want.

Right now I am just looking for experience.

I would appreciate you helping me and you would never have to pay for my services even after I start charging.

Thanks,

John
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Cool for becoming a peer specialist. I was looking into that, but I've heard if you want to get a grad degree in the field (psych or social work) it can be difficult if you have that listed on your resume. But who knows. Still considering it.

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Know your ACE (adverse childhood experiences) score?
Sometimes, SA is a symptom of significant developmental, attachment or interpersonal trauma (emotional neglect counts). If you're still stuck after you've tried SA treatments such as CBT and exposure, research C-PTSD and see if it resonates. Here's an awesome resource. Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving
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Hi, thank you for responding.

I would think email would be the best, especially if you are in another country.

If needed, we could try phone or Skype.

I would continue coaching you for as long as you want.

Right now I am just looking for experience.

I would appreciate you helping me and you would never have to pay for my services even after I start charging.

Thanks,

John
As long as I don't have to doxx myself I'm up for helping you help me hehe.

But perhaps I'm not a good candidate seeing as I'm not a normal person and my SA is mild compared to many people on here
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Cool for becoming a peer specialist. I was looking into that, but I've heard if you want to get a grad degree in the field (psych or social work) it can be difficult if you have that listed on your resume. But who knows. Still considering it.
I do find that to be true. I for instance applied for a no peer writing job. I think they looked up what a peer specialist was and didn't hire me.

There still might be a lot of stigma if you want to work as a counselor too.

I do find people are very receptive and like my groups because I can relate to them.

This might actually be a good selling point if you were going to do private counseling.

Also there are many peer run companies being formed and it is becoming trendy to have peers.

Having a Master's degree and being a peer could actually put you far up in one of these companies. There are more and more of these coming out.
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As long as I don't have to doxx myself I'm up for helping you help me hehe.

But perhaps I'm not a good candidate seeing as I'm not a normal person and my SA is mild compared to many people on here
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Well even if you are just a little shy and want to set a goal like speaking up at work, meeting more friends, etc... I can help.

I also have experience in other things like quitting smoking, losing weight but I've come the farthest in overcoming my social anxiety.

PM if you are interested

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I have just gotten my first job, I've basicaly no friends and social anxiety is preventing me from moving forward with my life. I do have to warn you my Mother tongue isn't English. Im writing from Portugal.
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