Group psychotherapy or group therapy is a form of Psychoterapy in which one or more therapists treat a small group of clients together as a group. The term can legitimately refer to any form of psychotherapy when delivered in a group format, including Cognitive behavioural therapy or Interpersonal therapy, but it is usually applied to psychodynamic group therapy where the group context and group process is explicitly utilised as a mechanism of change by developing, exploring and examining interpersonal relationships within the group. More:

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Sep 29, 2015

Group psychotherapy is an excellent treatment for almost any condition. Indeed, any time group therapy comes up as a treatment option for a specific ailment, I can probably reiterate much of the reasoning I'm about to provide.

Groups let you hear from other people navigating the same problems. You learn you're not alone. You learn to be less harsh on yourself. That's especially important for anxiety sufferers, who become a little anxious about something, then become really anxious when they become anxious about being anxious. Learning to get rid of guilt and shame, or at least to not let it control you, can short-circuit that vicious cycle.

Groups let you see others successfully navigating the same problems that you have. They show you that you can get there too. You pick up tips.

And groups allow you to share your frustration with others who will intrinsically understand.

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