The mindfulness practices in the program help to pause, to observe the present experience, and bring awareness to a range of choices that one has in every moment. You learn to respond in ways that serve you, rather than react in ways that are harmful to your health and happiness. Ultimately, group members are working towards freedom from deeply ingrained and often catastrophic habits.
The group provides a secure, private and therapeutic space where difficulties can be examined, understood and worked through. New perspectives and ways of thinking are discovered which usually bring with them lasting change. Psychodynamic thinking understands links between the past and the present, and how our experiences today are influenced by our experiences in the past.
Talking through problems and anxieties within a group therapy setting is helpful to achieve clarification and resolve.
BENEFITS OF GROUP COUNSELING - Group therapy helps you realize you’re not alone. - Group therapy facilitates giving and receiving support. - Group therapy helps you find your “voice.” - Group therapy helps you relate to others (and yourself) in healthier ways. - Group therapy provides a safety net.
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Group counseling usually consists of 5-10 members who typically meet weekly for 90-minute sessions. Members are encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings freely and honestly in order to provide opportunities to learn with and from other people, to understand one’s own patterns of thought and behavior and those of others. Through the group sharing process, members connect with the common humanity we all share.
This eight week course will provide you with tools to manage the challenging journey towards a contended livelong sobriety .