What About Group Therapy?
Groups are amazing. We are all born into a group, and continue to operate in groups every day. That is why group therapy works. It is a place where one can be re-familied, meaning a healthy group can aid one to learn and to grow in ways that perhaps your original family did not. Most of us struggle with either conflict or intimacy, if not both, in a group is a great way to better understand how to relate with others and work on more effective ways to relate.
What is Group Therapy?
This is a special form of therapy in which a small number of people meet together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to help themselves and one another. You would practice on how to put your own emotional experience into words. Participation in the group develops awareness about how others actually experiences you, and how your emotions and behaviors are affected in group situations.
What happens in a process group?
As a group member you are encouraged to check in with yourself moment by moment and take note of what you are feeling, thinking, and reacting to what is happening in group or toward other group members. There is usually a focus on the "here and now" experience of the group. You would as well share what is going on in your relationships, work, love, and health. The group becomes like a therapist able to give and receive insight from each other. The therapist conducts the group to form trust and share openly, as all members have are committed to confidentiality.
Who is ideal for group therapy?
Group is for everyone who has room to improve in their ability to relate with others, whether increasing vulnerability or having better boundaries, understanding one’s feelings and sharing them, or being more assertive.
How is group therapy compared to individual therapy?