"When you hear the term 'anger issues', you often think its a mens problem right?. But you might be surprised to hear that women can have difficulty with controlling their anger as well. Anger Academy- an anger management program designed ..."
"The art journaling group has been running for 7 years and is a psychosocial group for peer support in a creative nurturing group. It is open to anyone aged 16yrs or over and there is a focus on journaling as ..."
"Learn how to understand your child & build strong connections. Facilitated in small groups as a 3 or 8 session program. You'll understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read their emotional needs. Support your child’s ability to successfully ..."
"This is a group for high school/collage aged teens in the ACT & surrounding area who wish to advance their social skills in a peer supportive group. The group is open to all non-binary and female identifying teens. Participants are ..."
"As women, we often carry the mental load that is often heavy to shoulder. Run as a morning program; we identify what is holding us back, discover our stuck points and learn what areas we are lacking in our lives. ..."
"Join me for my group programs 'Grief talks' or 'Grief talks - the mini series'. The programs are for anyone who feels stuck in their grief journey. Whether you lost a loved one or struggle with everyday grief because of ..."
"Making sense of the world after you have been diagnosied or identitfy with Autism can be a minefield. As soon as one part of your personal history has been understood through this new lens, a difficult reality about a current ..."
"From Lads to Dads is a four-week program run by Parentline ACT that seeks to give new (and not so new) dads support, advice and tools to become a more confident, effective father, partner and parent. Each week is split ..."
"The birth is just one day! Running over 3 consecutive Saturday afternoons, you & your partner will learn skills and gain knowledge to cope with the various changes that occur after baby is born. Learn what to expect during the ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Hawker Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.
Group therapy in Hawker is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counsellor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.
Support groups in Hawker are usually facilitated by a therapist or counsellor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.
Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Hawker allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.
As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.
Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.
Group therapy and support groups in Hawker can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.