The very idea of sharing your personal stories with strangers can be terrifying. But do you know that group therapies are actually beneficial for treating your psychological conditions? Ryan Spencer, President, Group Psychotherapy Association, Los Angeles opines that “group is one step closer to real life than individual therapy… in a healthy group you have many different perspectives that provide for more robust feedback, exploration and experimentation.”
Now the question is, what is Group Therapy?
Group Therapies offer treatment in a format where there are several participants who have related psychological problems. There is usually one Group therapist. The therapist observes each one in the group, how they interact and receive feedback from each one.
There are several benefits of Group Therapy. A few of them are listed below:
1. It gives you a sense of belongingness
It gives you a sense of relief when you learn that you are not the only one struggling with similar problems. Though, each one have unique circumstances, but a group therapy facilitates a sense of togetherness. The members in a group turn to each other for support and feedback. In this way it lowers the feeling of alienation.
2. You can relate to others and yourself in a better way
Often, you find that people around you do not relate to things the way you do.There is a difference in perspective. You recently tried to explain a particular point to your best friend but, she doesn’t seems to get your point! Group Therapies let you relate to yourself and others, in multiple ways. When you see and hear from people how they handle the same problem, you also discover new ways to cope with your problems.It widens your perspective.
3. It is Encouraging
When you hear success stories from people who face similar problems, you feel motivated. The feedback that you gain from others, helps you to passionately pursue the ways to overcome your problems.
4. Develops Social Skills
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ben Johnson says “Groups not only help to ease that sense of isolation, but also give the opportunity to practice re-engaging with people.” When you interact with the people in your group, you learn to develop social skills.
Nothing can be comparable to the feeling of gaining acceptance and being heard. If you are finding it difficult to fight your problems, we can help you with that. At Moner Alo, we offer Group Therapies, under expert guidance, to help you overcome your problems. Feel free to get in touch with us at http://moneralo.com/contact-us/