Considering Group Therapy? Here are 3 Reasons Why You Should

Did you know that being a part of a community with shared interests and goals automatically increases our feelings of self-worth, motivation, and creativity?

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There is power in belonging.

Are you also aware that the same benefits of belonging — and more — are multiplied when attending group therapy sessions?

Group therapy provides a convenient safety net on which to build our strength as individuals while discovering a common bond as part of a larger community. For many who are on the fence about individual therapy, group therapy provides a more comfortable and satisfying bridge to healing.

 


Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. James Cash Penney

 

Beating isolation, learning coping skills from a diversity of peers, and being held accountable are 3 of the main reasons to register for a group therapy workshop near you. Let’s explore these in more detail:

 

1. BEAT ISOLATION: Sitting in session with others who are authentically and courageously sharing their journeys to mental wellness, is always a distinct reminder that you are NOT alone. This is called the principle of universality. Yes, each person does come with his or her own unique circumstances, but, through continued group therapy sessions, the struggle is shared. This opportunity to truly connect with others in a facilitated and safe space reduces the frequency of self-imposed alienation and builds a solid sense of self-worth.

 

2. LEARN COPING SKILLS FROM A DIVERSITY OF PEERS: Have you ever had one of those moments where you spend the entire day struggling to figure something out and when you finally ask for assistance the other person quickly offers you the solution? This is because they were able to approach the experience with new eyes and a fresh perspective. One common reason is that the person also encountered a similar situation. Again, don't think that you are alone.

In exchanging support with participants with different personalities and backgrounds, the same happens in a group therapy session. Through a constant loop of feedback and connection, members act as sounding boards and mirrors to their peers. Participants consequently develop and strengthen communication, socialization, relationship, and coping skills by modeling the successful behavior of both peers and facilitators!

Those who attend group therapy sessions are often better equipped to relate to themselves and find it easier to take risks while managing their moods and triggers in a healthy manner.

 

3. BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE: We all know it’s easier to wake up every day at 4:00 a.m. and go to the gym with a partner than it is to do it solo. Working with a compassionate group of individuals as invested in your wellness journey as they are in theirs, will reinforce the commitment and motivation that everyone needs to be successful.


 

Why not give group therapy a try? We’re always better together!

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Have a great week!