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Re: Group therapy

Posted by riverrick on June 12, 2002, at 0:37:22

In reply to Re: Group therapy Dinah1, posted by sid on May 21, 2002, at 18:43:10

I have a lot of experience with group therapy and found it to be very valuable. A few short points:

1. If people criticize you in the group, it is an opportunity for a GOOD Therapist to work with that person as to what brought about those feelings of criticism and to work with you as to how you feel when you are criticized. All growing experiences. With a good therapist, that is.

2. I found that being in a group setting I can open up more easily. I feel the empathy and attention of the group and it feels more real to me than being just one on one in a room with a therapist. It is a group dynamic that I think is common. I do much deeper work much faster in a group than in individual therapy.

Good luck. I recommend a "closed group", one in which the number of individuals is limited and new people aren't coming and going all of the time. This way you can develop trust with the members, which takes time.

Rick


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