Group therapy is different than individual therapy. A lot more issues come up right in the moment when you are interacting in a group. When you have a space where you can openly explore how you feel in a group, it opens up new ways of being. What role do you typically assume in group interactions? Are you quiet and try to stay invisible, are you dominating conversations? Are you a peace keeper? What is behind the roles that you adopt?
Another great advantage of group over individual therapy is that you feel that you are not alone: hearing other people's stories makes you realize you are not alone. Others have similar self-limiting beliefs, mood swings, anxiety, feeling disconnected and isolated, not good enough and so on.
I am excited to announce an ongoing weekly group starting January 10, 2023. I will be running the group with Jolene D'Entremont, who is a coach trained in Internal Family Systems. Please contact me on the contact page to inquire about joining the group.
We will initially accept 10 participants. Once accepted into the group, you can decide how long you want to stay. New participants will join as old ones leave. This will create interesting group dynamics, which is similar to real life, saying good-bye and accepting new people.
The approach this group is based on is Internal Family Systems and is also informed by psychodynamic group therapy principles. We will focus on the parts of us that get activated in the group. We will use some directive elements, such as meditations and sharing circles. We will also leave room for unstructured time, where participants can bring up how they feel with the participants and group leaders.
I am located in the West End of Halifax, close to Flinn Park and the Halifax Shopping Centre. Check out the Contact page for further details. You can also connect with me through Video link if you prefer.