Group therapy is like having a network of people who are experiencing the same thing you are and can be a great source of support. It helps to let you know you’re not alone in this world. You learn you are not the only one going through your challenge.
Being in a group will help in coming up with ideas and solutions to the things you are going through. You will have others who understand you. You will get accountability not only from the therapist, but from the group as a whole. In addition to all of this, you will have guidance from the therapist who runs and directs the group. The benefits are many.
Group members learn to stay in the present and see how they can avoid habitual roles from past conflicts.
Living in the present is key to developing functional roles in everyday life.
In a group, one develops the ability to live in functional roles giving up maladaptive ones.
Functional roles enable us to live in the present which further supports our own life’s goals. In the context of a group setting, individuals see themselves as part of something larger. In turn, this increases one’s ability to see the world with “a new personal map.”
Members learn how not to take things “just personally” which decreases self-centeredness and strengthens relationships both informal and work-related. You will learn much more.
Groups work best where there is open and honest communication between members. And who knows, you may even end up with some new friends.
If you would like to discuss joining one of my groups, call today and we will get you started as soon as there is an opening or a new group starting.