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If you are going through a difficult life passage, such as a divorce or an illness, support groups for those specific issues can be immensely helpful.
Life skills, such as techniques for communicating anger, are frequently taught in a group setting. It is a generally safe place to learn and practice the skills being learned.
To really understand how you relate to others, and to grow in that dimension, is the purpose of group therapy. Participating in such a group can be a positive, though not always easy, life-changing experience.
There is no better way to see yourself than through the eyes of peers who you have built a trusting relationship with. The therapist is present to help the group form a cohesive unit where members feel safe enough to hear frank feedback about themselves.
The feedback received allows people to see their behavior as others do. This includes strengths and weaknesses, what others appreciate or find annoying. Not everyone likes what they view each week in the mirror of group therapy, but that is why it is helpful.
You may have to search for a therapy group that functions in the “here and now,” but the benefits are worth the time and expense. It can enrich your intimate relationships, friendships, and work experience. Being comfortable with yourself around others can release your potential and open avenues of life enrichment.
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