Humans are social animals that like to be together with other people. Through interaction and response with one another, we may understand ourselves and others better if we can learn to appreciate and accept perspectives different from our own.
In group counseling, individuals may explore perceptions they have of themselves and/or perceptions others have of them in order to become aware of what people are paying attention to and where it is that they put their attention. This new awareness can lead to exciting changes.
Group counseling is a process of sharing and practicing with others the basic human growth values of acceptance, understanding, and trust in order to gain strength to discover solutions.We further welcome your participation and suggestions.
How does group work?
One of the major ways that group can be helpful to you is that it can replicate the ways you interact in your everyday life. The other group members and leaders can also give feedback about how they perceive you and offer alternative ways of behaving in order to help you interact more productively.
Groups are able to provide support, offer alternatives, or gently confront group members in such a way that difficulties can be resolved and new behaviors learned. Often people in a group begin to feel less alone in dealing with their problems. It can be very encouraging to hear that others have worked through similar problems.
What skills can I gain from group?
- Learning to communicate more comfortably and effectively.
- Identifying and exploring inner feelings.
- Getting feedback from others.
- Learning to express your own wishes and to act on your own
- Being honest with self and others.
- Becoming more sensitive to the ways people communicate.
- Learning about closeness and intimacy.
- Experimenting with new ways of relating to others.