Most people are cautious of group therapy as they may not be ready to share personal experiences, ideas, and thoughts with others in a group setting. It is common for someone recovering from an addiction to feel isolated and alone. Just the thought of talking about your personal problems with a group of strangers sounds overwhelming. Surprisingly, most people who share and have experienced the group therapy for addiction recovery sessions have felt relief and a sense of relaxation knowing that others are on their own journey to recovery and what they share some might find useful.
When it comes to Substance Abuse Disorder treatment, group therapy is a tried and true method which utilizes our natural propensity to gather as social creatures to build collective strength through common goals. Methodical, well-managed group therapy can be key to the recovery for patients suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder.
Group Therapy Sessions:
Group therapy contains a litany of benefits and can help patients open up about their struggles and hear that of others. This form of conversation often assists in self-realization, actualization and perception of a patient’s diagnosis and situation. It also allows patients to see the many different coping mechanisms and ways others have overcome their struggles and succeeded at their goals.
Knowing You Are Not Alone
The recovery journey is long and for some it is not unusual for it to last a lifetime. Knowing there are others in our community or network who share your thoughts, ideas, likes, and dislikes can help you feel connected when you learn others have or are experiencing life similar to yours.
Improving Communication Skills
Having poor communication skills or less developed method of understanding often makes decision making difficult in certain situations. Group therapy will help you sharpen your listening skills. Speaking in a group therapy session will help others understand you more clearly, thus giving you a better understanding of how you communicate in your personal life, career, or random interaction.
Most of the time if not always our personal image is somewhat distorted. Ulike individual therapy where the feedback is from your therapist. Group therapy is a unique way to better understand yourself and how others perceive you. If several group members think you demonstrated irrational behavior, your more likely to take that feedback seriously.
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