Last night in my group session, I had 4 new enrollments. Two came in with their "you aren't going to get me" attitude and straight game faces. Half way through the orientation process of Thinking Matters, they were actually smiling and participating. Thinking Matters gives so much opportunity to reach the unreachable people. The open discussions and feedback from participants is the best.
A few weeks ago one participant wrote on their progress note that Thinking Matters seems too invasive. After all, talking about situations that caused them to get arrested or could have been arrested puts them in a vulnerable position. Why would they want to "tell on" themselves? Same person a week later, thanked me for helping them open up and share something they haven't been able to really talk about with others.