If a tree falls and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? No!
If you are a boss or the leader of an organization, your goal is probably for your staff to be efficient, productive, mentally stable, and organized. Yet, if you hire the most insightful, thought-provoking, earth-shattering individuals — and you do not understand them nor invest in their mental wellness, it’s not very likely that your team will resonate with you or their work.
Learning to be a better leader can be the difference between a well-suited boss and just a dud.
So, let’s look at what group therapy is and its benefits.
Group therapy is referred to as a type of psychotherapy that involves a therapist working with more than one person at a time. It also strives to help people manage their mental health issues and cope with negative experiences and behaviors at the workplace.
Group therapy can be as small as eight to 12 people depending on the number of staff willing to seek therapy. The group meets once or twice weekly for an hour or two.
These meetings can either be open or closed. New members are welcome to join available sessions at any time. But only a core group of members are invited to participate in closed sessions.
Who Needs Group Therapy?
Group therapy is widely available for all at a variety of locations, including:
. Private therapeutic practices
. Private industries
. Government offices
. Mental health clinics
. Community centers
You do not have to be the boss of a Fortune 500 company to understand that your staff or group could be struggling with mental health issues. Sometimes we must act our way into a feeling rather than feel our way into an action.
How Many Types Of Group Therapy Do We Have?
There are three primary types of group therapy, namely:
. Cognitive behavioral therapy groups: this group centers on identifying and changing inaccurate or distorted thinking patterns, emotional responses, and behaviors of the group members.
. Interpersonal therapy groups: focus on interpersonal relationships and social interactions, including the level of support you receive from others and the impact these relationships have on the mental health of the group members.
. Psychoeducational therapy groups– focus on educating clients about their disorders and ways of coping; often based on the concept of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
Other types of group therapy include:
Skills development therapy groups focus on improving social skills in people with mental disorders or developmental disabilities in the workplace or community.
Support groups provide a broad range of benefits for people with a variety of mental health conditions as well as their loved ones. This is often found in community centers.
Some therapists might encourage a more free-form dialogue, where each member participates as they see fit.
Group therapy can help you with the following:
. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
. Eating disorders
. Workplace harassment
. Generalized anxiety disorder
. Panic disorder
. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
What Are The Benefits Of Group Therapy?
. It provides support and encouragement to the other members of the group.
. It serves as a role model and support figure for others when members discuss their feelings of success and accomplishment during therapy.
. Cost-effective: Group therapy is affordable as the cost of the treatment is shared among each member.
Is Group Therapy For Me?
If you are willing to share your time, emotions, feelings, and accomplishments, have an intense personal discussion, which can sometimes be overwhelming around strangers or someone else.
Are you considering group therapy?
Before joining, be sure if you want to participate in an open or closed group session. If you prefer an open group, you can likely join any time. You will probably have to wait for closed groups until a new session begins.
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