Tag: volunteering

Therapy

I had my therapy appointment yesterday. We talked mostly about the Thought Record. I told my therapist that sometimes, the voices that I hear are saying something in response to what I am thinking about at the time. She said that was an important point, and she was glad that I had brought that up. […]

Memories of the Past

John came home from work early yesterday, and we were taking a nap before working out and having dinner. I lay in bed thinking about what happened back when I was living in Southern California and the voices started. I began experiencing extreme paranoia and other symptoms of schizophrenia. Yesterday the voices kept telling me […]

First Day of Tutoring

I went for my first day of volunteer tutoring this morning. It was great. A really good experience. I met the 2nd grade boy I was paired up with, and he was very bright and enthusiastic, also a little nervous. I was a little nervous myself, but I think we’ll do well together. The site […]

My Introductory Volunteer Session

I went for my first volunteer session this morning. I haven’t actually started yet, but I had to go for a mini training session, where I was shown around the classroom, and introduced to their reading lessons. I am volunteering for a non-profit reading organization, so I will be working with individual students who need […]

Volunteering to Read with Children

I decided to start volunteering. I will be working with an elementary school student once a week, helping him/her practice their reading skills. I think it is a valuable way to spend my time, particularly since I am not working full time. Reading, and also writing are two of the most valuable skills we have. […]