Dear Dr. Richards,
If you think it's appropriate, please share this with your group who let me sit in...
I just wanted to thank you all for allowing me sit in on your group... It really gave me a renewed excitement and feeling of confidence that there really is hope for me!
I was SO impressed by everyone's accomplishments! Even though I heard some "Oh no, not that!" before you got started with the Circle of Death, once you got started you all sounded so confident, professional, and extremely intelligent! I NEVER would have guessed in a million years that it was something you found difficult or felt uncomfortable doing.
Also, the sense of humor that the group has, made a very frightful (for me) situation, very comfortable and rewarding. I know it won't be easy for me at first, but I am now looking forward to joining the new group. I just can't say enough about how impressed and inspired I was by the group and its accomplishments.
Sincere thanks to you all!
Editor's Follow-Up: R.S.L. did attend the next group and now finds herself doing the things she was afraid to do when she wrote this letter. Her changes in life have been dramatic and positive, and now she makes presentations in front of many other people at her job, plus serving on the board of charitable enterprises, among other things.