monthly meet ups
A small and friendly monthly meet up group to discuss and share experiences with one another. Group work is a useful way for people who share a common problem to get support and advice from each other.
What happens in The Group
The key therapeutic principles that have been derived from self-reports from individuals who have been involved in the group therapy process:
The instillation of hope: The group contains members at different stages of the treatment process. Seeing people who are coping or recovering gives hope to those at the beginning of the process.
Universality: Being part of a group of people who have the same experiences helps people see that what they are going through is universal and that they are not alone.
Imparting information: Group members can help each other by sharing information.
Altruism: Group members can share their strengths and help others in the group, which can boost self-esteem and confidence.
The corrective recapitulation of the primary family group: The group is much like a family in some ways. Within the group, each member can explore how childhood experiences contributed to personality and behaviors. They can also learn to avoid behaviours that are destructive or unhelpful in real life.
6. Development of socialisation techniques: The group setting is a great place to practice new behaviours. The setting is safe and supportive, allowing group members to experiment without the fear of failure.
7. Imitative behaviour: Individuals can model the behaviour of other members of the group or observe and imitate the behaviour of the group leader.
8. Interpersonal learning: By interacting with other people and receiving feedback from the group and the group leader, members of the group can gain a greater understanding of themselves.
9. Group cohesiveness: Because the group is united in a common goal, members gain a sense of belonging and acceptance.
10.Catharsis: Sharing feelings and experiences with a group of people can help relieve pain, guilt, or stress.
11. Existential factors: While working within a group offers support and guidance, group therapy helps member realise that they are responsible for their own lives, actions, and choices.
How It Works
Groups can be as small as three or four people, but group sessions often involve around eight to twelve individuals (although it is possible to have more or less participants depending on the week). The group typically meets once month, or more, for an hour or two.
1/2 hour meditation included
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