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5 Benefits of Group Therapy

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Do you ever wish you had someone to confide in? Or someone who identifies with what you’re going through? If so, a group therapy program could benefit you. At A Better State, we offer a variety of group therapy programs facilitated by a team of passionate experts. Contact us here 781.412.1488 if you’re curious about group therapy.

What Is Group Therapy?

Group therapy is an effective way for people to get help with their recovery and learn about other people going through the same situation. A group is a group of people who come together for a common reason and have the ability to connect with their inner feelings freely.

Group therapy addresses the symptoms of many mental health conditions and provides healthy socializing opportunities for anyone who lacks positive social interaction. In addition, anyone who desires peer support and encouragement can benefit from a group therapy program.

Group therapy provides a safe place where people in recovery gain access to healthy coping mechanisms and have the opportunity to practice and process with people who share similar experiences. Group therapy offers people a place to talk about things without fear of being judged. A place to celebrate successes, process the inevitable yet vital failures, laugh, and have fellowship. Group therapy can be all of this and more.

Five Benefits of Group Therapy

The group therapy process can be highly beneficial for those who want to take action and those still undecided or preparing to make changes. Group therapy can be a catalyst and source of momentum. It can provide inspiration, promote healthy growth, and provide comfort in tough times.

Here are five key benefits:

  1. Groups offer people in recovery a sense of community and support that they may not find elsewhere: Group therapy can also help partners and family members by providing a safe environment to discuss issues related to their loved one’s recovery without fear. A major component of recovery is finding a supportive community. For people in recovery, maintaining sobriety and sanity requires a significant change in their relationship with themselves and others. Group therapy can offer support, peer accountability, and even lifelong friendship.
  2. Groups provide a safe place for people in addiction treatment to share their experiences and learn from others: In a group, people can learn from the experiences of various people. They also have the chance to share their particular story and receive multiple perspectives on them.
  3. Groups can help those in recovery learn how to cope with cravings and urges: One of the most effective ways to communicate what you are learning is through group therapy. In addition, group therapy can help those in recovery learn to cope with cravings and urges.
  4. Groups can help people develop healthy coping mechanisms: Group therapy helps people gain access to healthy coping mechanisms that they may not be aware exist within themselves due to their difficulties in dealing with stressors. It also helps them understand that they can cope better than they thought.
  5. Groups can help people stay accountable and on track with their goals and aspirations: Group therapy can offer vital encouragement for people committed to growth and who wish to maintain sanity and improve themselves.

Contact A Better State for More on Group Therapy

Whether you’re recovering from an addiction, struggling with a mental health disorder, or supporting a person who suffers from addiction, there is a group therapy option at A Better State for you. We have a variety of programs available and a team of expert facilitators passionate about helping people.

Contact us today at 781.412.1488 to learn more or find a group therapy program that’s right for you.