Groups provide an amazing forum for personal change and growth. As social mammals, we find ourselves immersed in groups throughout our lives such as families, school, communities, extra-curricular activities, work environments, etc. We can’t get away from the powerful influence of groups in how they shape us. Most human concerns that lead one to therapy involve relationships.
Every one of us wants to get our needs met, whether it’s intimacy, attention, connection, recognition, respect, care, companionship, or love. Unfortunately, based on numerous factors, many of us have learned unhealthy or unfulfilling ways to meet these needs, which creates more difficulties than are necessary. Group therapy provides a unique and useful way to address these unhelpful behavior patterns that are often unknown to us. The main goal of group therapy is to identify these maladaptive behavior patterns (often known to us as relational “blind spots”) in a safe, supportive environment and to find more adaptive ways to connect with others to get our needs met.
Groups offer several important growth-enhancing factors. One is that group members feel less alone, more connected, and more able to accept themselves simply by being with others who are engaged in similar processes. This experience of “universality” or "belonging" provides much relief to many members. The second, and even more powerful component of group, is that it’s like a “social laboratory.” It’s a unique, confidential and safe place to try on new ways of being and to learn about how you impact others and how they impact you. Group offers a “hall of mirrors” where you can learn about yourself through what you see in others and what others see in you.
Current Groups: Summer/Fall 2015
Coming through Rooted: a 6 week healing journey for women who have chosen to abort a pregnancy
Be amoung others who are here to receive your story and honor your choice
Release trauma that is being held in the body
Reclaim your womb, your sacred feminine sexuality, your sense of center and ground
Deepen your connection with and experience the nurishment found in sisterhood.
Intimacy, Presence, and the Natural World:
an ongoing group for women and men
Free yourself up in a safe, playful, therapuetic environment
Explore your edges of vulnerabilty, power, and personal expression
Receive honest, supportive feedback from others
Thursdays: 6-8pm, San Rafael
Group opens to new members 1 x every six weeks.
*Must have at least one individual session with Dev before joining.