Group therapy offers a rewarding opportunity to expand the horizons of your life by enriching your appreciation of yourself and the people with whom you interact. So many people complain that their connections to others feel shallow and disappointing, or that they have trouble making or sustaining relationships. Well, if you want help developing and maintaining more satisfying relationships with others — spouses, co-workers, friends, and family members — group therapy is a great way to accomplish this goal.
Group members talk about their thoughts and feelings with the other members. They share their experiences both inside the group and in their lives outside, their likes and dislikes, joys and disappointments, their excitement and their boredom. Soon, patterns of behavior and interaction begin to emerge that echo similar situations in their lives outside group. With the help of the skilled and experienced group facilitator, group members learn more about what gets in the way of relating more openly and honestly. Group therapy offers an opportunity to work through these issues in a safe and supportive environment and to make real progress in daily life.