“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
– Anais Nin
Relationships are arguably the most important ingredient of a life well lived.
If you want to deepen your understanding of yourself in relationship with others, group therapy might be a good fit for you.
We operate in groups in most areas of our lives, whether it be family, school, work, social and/or religious contexts. We often have little consciousness about how we function in a group.
Group therapy offers us a lens for understanding ourselves relationally unlike any other therapy modality. Each member serves as a unique mirror for reflecting parts of us that might otherwise remain unconscious.
I run an adult interpersonal process group, as well as a spiritual growth group. Groups usually consist of 5-10 members and meet weekly for 80 minutes. My groups are influenced by mindfulness-based approaches to therapy and wellbeing. Members are encouraged to express and explore their emotions freely in order to deepen capacity for vulnerability and authentic connection in relationship with others. Through this process of sharing vulnerably in the moment, people connect with the common humanity we all share, and often end up feeling seen and not alone in the deeper human experience. One key objective of the group therapy experience is to help each member stretch their capacity for giving and receiving love. Together, we practice this, and together we grow and evolve. In community.