"Chose Life, Recovery is about living, making the right choice; Getting the proper support, We do this Together not alone. Definitely Judgement Free Everybody is welcome. All pathways of recovery are supported "
"OPEN SPOTS AVAILABLE 18 + required. This group is designed for adult males who are experiencing distress in their lives & are concerned about their stress reactions. If interested email me for a screening. Sunday Mornings 10:30-12:00 "
"May 2nd I will be starting a new trauma focused education and coping skill clinical psychotherapy group. This will help aid trauma survivors in addressing the mental and physical changes that trauma can produce and provide a supportive group atmosphere ..."
"A comprehensive curriculum that spans 12 weeks teaches students critical executive function strategies that promote academic success. This program provides explicit instruction in key executive function processes: Goal setting, Cognitive flexibility/thinking flexibly, Organizing and prioritizing, Accessing working memory, Self-monitoring, and ..."
"This group aims to help clients identify signs and symptoms associated with anxiety in today's new normal. Clients will learn key elements that will aid them in identifying symptoms, triggers, and emotions associated with anxiety. This 10 session group will ..."
"This will be a group in which recovery/aftercare and peer support will be discussed. These are three significant parts of having a successful road to sobriety. In this group you will have the opportunity to be around peers that have ..."
"May 5th I will be starting a new adolescent trauma focused education and coping skill clinical psychotherapy group. This will help aid trauma survivors in addressing the mental and physical changes that trauma can produce and provide a supportive group ..."
"This weekly no-cost meditation group offers a relaxing oasis in your stormy life and helps you experience insights into your wise self. After deep breathing and muscle relaxation, we begin a gentle guided meditation, traveling to far-off places (such as ..."
"The power of the group setting provides a tremendous opportunity for participants to positively connect with and support other members of his or her group. Group therapy allows participants to better learn healthy coping mechanisms and self-regulation skills, as well ..."
"This group will gather to learn how to cope during a pandemic. We will use different strategies to develop positive coping skills that we will be able to use during any crisis. This group is open to anyone interested in ..."
"12-week certificate Anger Management Group: Learn to manage your impulsive responses to anger that have pushed away your relationships and gotten you into trouble. Process your emotions in effective ways that maintain your self-respect, your friendships, and still gets your ..."
"Mark your calendar! OCTOBER 2022. Enjoy a tranquil autumn weekend in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Explore your Inner Wisdom through guided meditations and creating some fun artwork! Comfortable rustic resort overlooking the Hills. Watch sunrise and sunset, ..."
"In my relaxation group you will learn coping skills while you paint in one session, write in another or sing upbeat songs with group members in harmony or not, all in effort to improve mood. All sessions will begin with ..."
"The safe room is a group for 18 and up that offers group support to discuss a variety of issues. It is facilitated by me. If interested please ask me for more information! “Everyone deserves a place to feel safe” "
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Hampden 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 Hampden 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 Hampden 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 Hampden 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 Hampden 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.