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Find the Support You Need in Group Therapy



Finding support when you’re going through a difficult time in your life is extremely important. Although it can be a little intimidating at first, group therapy is an excellent source of support that can help you heal more quickly and find ways to improve your situation. You’ll come to find that sharing your experience with a group of like-minded individuals can provide all the support you need to move forward in your life. After just a few sessions, you’ll likely see just how beneficial the support from group therapy can be.


Community


One-on-one therapy is a great way to get support, but in group therapy, each person brings their own experience and expertise to the group environment. By having a community of people, you can gather ideas and support, and you’ll have more tools in your arsenal for improving your life.


Sharing our emotions and ideas with others is a big part of what makes us human and helps us feel connected to a social group. The social advantages of group therapy go beyond your personal situation, because as you grow your relationship within the group, all aspects of your personal and social life will continue to evolve in a positive direction.


Shared Experience


Being able to talk about your own life is an integral part of therapy. However, being able to hear from others in your group can be just as beneficial, if not more so. In group therapy, you’ll hear how others have handled a situation and what they learned from their experience, which can help you avoid the trial-and-error you might experience on your own.




Safety


Therapy offers a safe space where you can be vulnerable and get the help you need. It’s not always easy talking to someone about your life, especially in a room full of strangers. However, group members know how difficult it can be to start therapy and seek help. And because they can empathize with your situation, you can feel safe knowing there is no judgment or scorn towards you.


Validation


Our life experiences are ours and ours alone. And when you’re facing a challenge, it can be hard to know if your reaction is “normal” or “okay.” Sharing your experience in group therapy provides more sources of validation from those who have been through similar experiences. You will then be better equipped to navigate your situation and determine the best way to move forward.


Lower Pressure/Intimidation


While it can be intimidating to speak in a group, especially for the first time, working in group therapy can actually help reduce the pressure some people experience in individual therapy, where it can feel intimidating (especially for those who aren’t as comfortable talking about their emotions).


However, within a group session, you can ease your way into therapy while still reaping the benefits. By listening to others, you’ll gain ideas and insights for yourself as you become more comfortable discussing your own situation. This way, if you aren’t inclined to share in a given session, you will still benefit from therapy without having to actively participate in it.


Group Therapy at Connected Roots


At Connected Roots, our mission is to use evidence-based therapy and life coaching to inspire a deeper connection with yourself and others. We offer both individual and group therapy sessions that utilize social connectivity to help you find new ways of overcoming your challenges. Using the three pillars of connection, grounding, and confidence, we will help you find the inner strength you need to improve your life and reach your goals. To learn more about how we can help you, give us a call at 720-593-1062​.

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