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One of the most positive life-changing experiences a person can have is being part of a therapy group. It is a place where you can safely face how you interact with others and how that affects your life and theirs.
Before you say, “No way, I’d never put myself through that,” think about this: How you relate to yourself and others largely determines the quality of your life experience.
To upgrade your life experience, you must first understand how your usual ways of relating to the world affect yourself and others. Being in group therapy gives you this opportunity.
If you do not like the effects your words and deeds have on your quality of life, you can learn and experiment with different, more effective behavior and communication options. Therapy groups provide the means to learn and practice these skills.
Although the group therapy process can be uncomfortable at times, there are many benefits that make the experience warm and fuzzy as well.
Over time groups develop cohesiveness, meaning members become connected through sharing their experiences, thoughts, and feelings. They learn that by allowing themselves to be vulnerable they create strong bonds of caring and support.
Source: Yalom, Irvin. The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, 4th Edition, Basic Books, 1995.
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