anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem, group

Groups

 

The principles of our groups

 

1. Learning: Each group focuses on a specific topic and is hosted by a Professional. We offer groups on DBT, CBT, Managing Emotions, Understanding Anxiety, Anger Management, and More ! 

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2. Universality: Being part of a group of people who have the same experiences helps people see that what they are going through is universal and that they are not alone.

3. Imparting information: Group members can help each other by sharing information (no obligation to share).

4. Development of socialization techniques: The group setting is a great place to practice new behaviors. The setting is safe and supportive, allowing group members to experiment without the fear of failure.

5. Interpersonal learning:By interacting with other people and receiving feedback from the Professional, members of the group can gain a greater understanding of themselves.

6. Group cohesiveness: Because the group is united in a common goal, members gain a sense of belonging and acceptance.

7. Catharsis: Sharing feelings and experiences with a group of people can help relieve pain, guilt, or stress.

8. Existential factors: While working within a group offers support and guidance, groups help member realize that they are responsible for their own lives, actions, and choices.

How it works

Groups can be as small as three or four people, but group therapy sessions often involve around seven to twelve individuals (although it is possible to have more participants). The group consist of 4 weekly sessions for 90 minutes.

So what does a typical group session look like? In many cases, the group will meet in a room where the chairs are arranged in a large circle so that each member can see every other person in the group. A session might begin with members of the group introducing themselves and sharing why they are in a group. Members might also share their experiences and progress since the last meeting.

The precise manner in which the session is conducted depends largely on the goals of the group and the style of the Professional.

Effectiveness

Group therapy can be very effective, especially in certain situations. Studies have shown that group therapy can be an effective treatment choice for depression and traumatic stress.

Reasons to join our groups:

  • Group therapy allows people to receive the support and encouragement of the other members of the group. People participating in the group can see that others are going through the same thing, which can help them feel less alone.
  • Group members can serve as role models to other members of the group. By observing someone successfully coping with a problem, other members of the group can see that there is hope for recovery. As each person progresses, they can, in turn, serve as a role model and support figure for others. This can help foster feelings of success and accomplishment.
  • Our Groups are very affordable. Instead of focusing on just one client at a time, the Professional can devote his or her time to a larger group of people.
  • Groups offer a safe haven. The setting allows people to practice behaviours and actions within the safety and security of the group.

Note able to attend a group?

Due to popular demand, RISE Anxiety & Depression Clinic has created the opportunity to join our groups virtually! These are closed groups, offering a safe environment for users to connect.

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