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Overthinking

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What if someone hears me pee? What if someone sees me while I'm peeing? What if I keep someone else waiting for the cubicle? What if a queue builds up and other people get annoyed? What if I don't manage to pee at all? What will happen?These are very common thoughts for people who have shy bladder syndrome (paruresis). It might start off as a littl...
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Drug and alcohol testing – how to cope when you have shy bladder syndrome

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It's good to see Health organisations recognising how life affecting shy bladder syndrome (aka paruresis) can be. Many thanks to Crystal Health Group Ltd for taking the needs of people with paruresis into consideration. https://www.crystal-health.co.uk/shy-bladder-syndrome-and-urine-drug-testing/https://www.crystal-health.co.uk/shy-bladder-syn...
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Very very insightful - Keith’s verdict on his recent virtual workshop experience.

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Evaluation - after end of the Virtual workshop – VIA EMAIL 1. In what scenarios have you performed, that before the workshop would not have been possible? People within 1m proximity. In silence with people hearing. 2. How does your progress you made compare with what you expected to make? It was very, very insightful altogether. My expectations wer...
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The Mystery of Mastery

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The well-known American writer, Adam Gopnik, has recently published "The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery". It is a personal memoir of skills he mastered later in life and his relationships with his teachers. The chapter entitled "Relieving" deals with Adam learning how to master his paruresis. Listen to him talk a little about this experience....
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Are you worried about providing a urine sample?

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Around three quarters of organisations have specific drug and alcohol policies, many of which require employees to undertake a supervised urine test if there is a suspicion that they have been at work under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Or the policies may involve random urine testing. For those with paruresis or shy bladder, these policies ca...
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