Going to group therapy to get some help for any problem or disorder can be intimidating, but there are a few ways to make sure your time with the group is helpful to you. Whether the group is new or old, or big or small, here are some things you can do.
First, be comfortable sharing your experiences. The whole point of going to group therapy is to bond and get help for whatever is troubling you, and in order to be helped, you need to be able to tell your story. So, don’t be afraid to open up and give some feedback about your fears, struggles, or emotions.
Giving and Getting Feedback
Once you or someone in the group has opened up about a problem they are facing, you’ll probably be either giving or getting feedback. If you are receiving it, acknowledge it, don’t get defensive, and if you need to ask for clarification, then ask.
If you are giving feedback during the group therapy benton, be clear, honest, make sure to keep a balance of both positive and negative, and make sure to take the other person’s feelings into account. Remember, you’re all trying to solve the same problem together, and helping each other succeed is better than tearing people down.
Don’t be Afraid to be Genuine
A group therapy session is often a place where you can truly let your feelings go in a non-judgmental environment. It’s where you can be vulnerable and just talk about the good and the bad, and you’ll know that people will listen to you and care.
So, open up, discuss things that might feel uncomfortable, and know that at the end of the discomfort, you’ll find the help and support you need to become a better person.