"This is a closed group for between 6-8 members. The group will meet online every other week for 1 hour for a total of six group sessions. This is a psychoeducational group designed to provide participants with information and tools ..."
"Maxwelton Therapy Group is proud to offer new services in Guelph. In effort to provide care for an under-serviced population, mindfulness-based group therapy is being offered to teens in two age groups (11-13 & 14-17). If you want to learn ..."
"Michele from Wellness Within is offering a 5-week online group session that will help you learn to manage Depression, Anxiety & Stress. Being resilient means you can bounce back from difficulties; persevere through ongoing challenges (such as COVID 19) and ..."
"A hands-on group where we learn and try out techniques to optimize the lives of Neurodivergent people and help them harness their abilities in every area of life. We address common issues such as organization, time management, impulse control, relationships, ..."
"Inspired Outcomes (Allen and Tara Kanerva) conduct regular trainings in NLP, Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy. We hold FREE INFORMATION nights every month for anyone interested in knowing more about what we do! See our website www.inspiredoutcomes.ca to find out ..."
"The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class is based on the work of Jon Kabat Zinn and offered to groups of 12 people several times a year. Mindfulness is written about everyplace these days but may not be what you think. ..."
"The SPACE Program (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) is a theory-driven intervention for the symptoms of childhood anxiety and by the biology of mammalian parental behaviour. SPACE teaches parents to recognize their accommodating behaviours, and to implement specific plans ..."
"Michele from Wellness Within is offering a 8 week Mindfulness Meditation support group to develop skills of mindfulness, deepen your practice and support your goals. Join us online: When: 6-7 PM EST 8 Mondays: February 7th – March 28th, 2022 ..."
"This group is intended to help people who struggle with issues regarding identity. Such a simple concept can reek havoc if left unchecked or unknown. Discover yourself through learning about self compassion, how to cope with difficult people/behaviours, resilience, and ..."
"FREE Support Group to meet and share strategies with others living with ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome/ASD. We believe that these diagnoses come with a lot of innate strengths that, once understood, can eventually be channeled into living a deeply fulfilling ..."
"The goal of this group is for children to learn positive prosocial coping strategies together with peers who are having similar experiences. This is an early intervention group. It is comprised of 6 sessions with similar aged peers learning through ..."
"Learn strategies, connect with others, and let go of parenting guilt in our nurturing parents group led by an ADHD & Asperger's specialist. Topics are voted on in this group. Common topics include helping kids manage routines, effective discipline/communication, "laziness", ..."
"The predominant focus of this group lines up with stage 2 of trauma work "emotional processing". It is a brief and intensive program intended to create marked changes for clients internally and would be noted outwardly by other people. For ..."
"This group supports mature women who want to explore Jung's sacred feminine archetype of the wise mother or crone. Each group is made up of 6 mature women. This group is for women who want to deeply explore their own ..."
"This group runs every other Thursday for 2.5 hours. It focuses on art therapy exercises to process trauma and body-focused approaches to calm the nervous system and self-regulate. Space is limited and it is in person. "
"Mindfulness, meditation, and somatics practices can contribute profoundly to mental health, healing, and well-being. In this group program, you will try out short practices that can help with anxiety, sleep, self-acceptance, and management of emotions. We'll go over adaptations to ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Guelph 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 Guelph is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, 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 Guelph are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, 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 Guelph 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 Guelph 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.