"An interpersonal experience, where members can safely explore and expand through working towards greater self-awareness and internal growth. This provides participants with an opportunity to breakdown different aspects of their life such as their family of origin, triggers and how ..."
"A 3 days/3hours per day online Retreat facilitated by international art therapists Penelope Orphanoudaki and Romny Vandoros. These regular online retreats are based on art therapy principles focusing on mental health and well-being. Within these multicultural groups, participants will be ..."
"This group is facilitated as a Yalom style group that works with what the group members organically bring to each session. It runs each term for 10 weeks. Research has found that group therapy is a highly effective form of ..."
"We are connection and movement first. Designed to be part of something. To belong. But in modern life we can lose our connection to ourselves and others. Avoiding conflict or difficult conversations, our relationships can stay on the surface. But ..."
"Sometimes we may find that our words just aren't enough to express our full experience of a situation in the past or present. Art therapy allows a safe space where creative expression can take place, expressing more fully our experiences ..."
"A monthly Dance Movement Therapy group for personal growth, social connection and fun. Through body movement and dance-based activities, we will explore body awareness, developmental movement, creativity and self-expression, building a greater understanding of ourselves and how we are in ..."
"Join a weekly Dance Movement Therapy group to move, to dance, to express yourself, increase body awareness, creativity and self-confidence alongside a small group of likeminded people. Robyn offers a safe and supportive space and adapts the content to suit ..."
"An intimate, small group presentation where a recovered individual shares about their eating disorder recovery. This presentation offers hope and insight to sufferers, parents, partners and health professionals trying to understand the recovery process. Our presenters are recovery champions who ..."
"The gong is a supportive tool for the manifestation of our harmonious physical, mental, and emotional being. Just like being mindful of breath, being mindful of sound requires finding a happy balance between vigilance and relaxation. Gong meditation is a ..."
"A closed, mixed adult online group comprised of people from around the world interested in creative expression for better self-understanding and mental wellbeing. Sessions run 3 Fridays a month for 1.5 hours. You will require your own art materials. Creativity ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Collaroy 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 Collaroy 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 Collaroy 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 Collaroy 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 Collaroy 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.