Reasons to participate to workshops or to group therapy

The key advantages of group therapy include:

–          Receiving the support and encouragement of the other members of the group

–          Confidentiality and privacy (based on a symbolic ‘contract’ between the participants)

–          You will have an ‘one-to-one session’ (discount) of coaching or therapy in order to decide which group is needed to be attended, upon your objectives, skills to develop etc

–          By seeing someone who is successfully coping with a problem, other members of the group can see that there is hope and recovery is possible.

–          The setting allows people to practice behaviors and actions within the safety and security of the group

–          By interacting with other people and receiving feedback from the group and the therapist, each individual can gain a greater understanding of himself or herself.

–          By working in a group, the therapist can see first-hand how each person responds to other people and behaves in social situations. Using this information, the therapist can provide valuable feedback to each client.

–           By noticing how others deal with problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.

–          Small groups (4 / 5 people) will offer more time to focus on each individual

–          Group cohesiveness: members gain a sense of belonging and acceptance

–          Catharsis: Sharing feelings and experiences with a group of people can help relieve pain, guilt, or stress and develop empathy towards others.