Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at once. Group therapy is sometimes used alone, but it is also commonly integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan that also includes individual therapy and medication.
Group therapy helps different members of the group gain perspective on their own issues, since the group is comprised of members who are at either the end of their therapy process, in between or simply starting out with therapy. The group dynamic enables the newcomers to see how therapy has helped those who are now in advanced stages of it.
When therapy is conducted in a group, the members feel safe and secure knowing that others too are affected can be affected by the same kind of issues they are. One of the most crippling feelings can be that of isolation, with group therapy an individual knows that he or she is not alone is facing mental health issues. The universality of group therapy comforts those, especially newcomers, who would feel ashamed or unsure about needing therapy in the first place.
Group therapy in India has been practiced for decades, with practitioners understanding the reassuring nature and benefits of group therapy. By sharing their experiences in a safe environment, group members strengthen and boost the self-esteem and confidence of others present as well. The healing goes beyond the therapy provided by the therapists, the group itself helps others come out of their shell and be open to help and guidance.
Mind Over Image offers one of the best places for Group therapy in Mumbai. Our therapists and counselors have successfully conducted countless group therapy session in Mumbai. We’re well trained to focus our attention on each individual during the group therapy, ensuring that each of the participants gets ample time to share and gain perspective in their lives.
Groups can be as small as 3-5 people to up to 12 people. The groups typically meet once a week or twice/thrice a week. The group usually meets in a room, where the chairs are placed in way that all participants can freely see and interact with each other. Sessions are either open or closed sessions, with open sessions encouraging newcomers to come and share their stories or simply listen to the activities of the group.
By undergoing Group therapy in Mumbai, you can expect a widely accepted way to treat depression, trauma, self-esteem or other issues. The goal of the group is set according to the participants and the therapists, and each group may have a different agenda of their own.