My name is Adwoa and I’m struggling with anger.
I started STEPS because I was getting myself into certain situations that I didn’t really know how to react to. When I heard people say they did the course because they were sick and tired of being sick and tired, that really resonated with me. I thought now would be a good time to do it.
I would get into circumstances where I would become really angry: not angry at the person I was speaking to but angry about the situation, and I just couldn’t work out how to not be angry anymore. I knew that it wasn’t healthy. I would allow things to get out of proportion and it was affecting my relationships.
I’ve actually really enjoyed the process of STEPS. It’s made me reflect on things in so many different ways and I feel like I always have something new to consider, or a plan for how I might go about something differently to how I did before.
The way the group is structured, not commenting on other people’s stories or experience, I found really funny at first, but now I think it’s absolutely amazing. I thought I’d be so interested in everybody else’s thoughts that I’d want to say something about it, but I came to realise that I’m often sitting there feeling exactly the same way as them.
I feel like STEPS was the beginning of a journey for me. I’ve come away from it approaching things differently, and in general I just haven’t been as angry as before. Even my friendships and relationships have experienced a noticeable change.