Whether you choose to participate in group therapy alongside your individual therapy or on its own, sharing and learning alongside others can be a powerful experience that helps facilitate personal growth.
How much you choose to share in your sessions will always be up to you. But there’s a feeling of safety in knowing that what’s said in the group, stays in the group.
What are the benefits of group therapy?
It helps you feel connected
You get a wide range of perspectives
Other people’s successes can motivate you
It provides a space for you to better your social skills
Helping others helps you
It’s often easier to give advice rather than take it. In the group setting, you’ll find that sharing your life experiences can help someone else – and in return, that helps you too.
Group therapy online
The DBT skills group is divided into 3 modules (with mindfulness skills incorporated into each of them). These are:
- Distress tolerance – you’ll learn coping strategies – including self-soothing techniques – to help you better tolerate and survive crisis situations when they happen
- Emotional regulation – we are emotional beings. At different times and to varying degrees, we all experience a range of complex emotions from happiness to sadness, to anger and fear. This is all part of being human. But we can learn skills that help increase our emotional resilience when difficult feelings come up. This module will teach you how to control and modulate extreme emotions so they don’t overpower you
- Interpersonal effectiveness – strong interpersonal skills help us communicate our needs in healthy ways and interact more effectively at work, in our relationships and also in the wider world. This module will teach you how to deal with conflict and get your needs met in a way that is respectful to others, whilst also maintaining your self-respect
Our next DBT skills group starts on 2nd November 2022 and runs as a 7-week module package.
Mindfulness is an important life skill that helps us pay attention to the present moment and to become more aware of our thoughts and feelings and the world around us.
Our Introduction to Mindfulness course offers a brief taste of mindfulness practice and theory. It’s ideal for anyone new to mindfulness or for those looking to explore some of the key themes and practices and how they can support them personally, in everyday life and work.
Our introduction to mindfulness course consists of 3 weekly sessions lasting one hour each.
This course is focused on helping you develop your “compassionate mind”. You’ll learn over 20 different experiential practices to help you reduce self-criticism, better manage difficult emotions and improve your relationships – both with yourself and others.
Anyone can benefit from this course, regardless of whether you are experiencing mental health difficulties or not.
Our compassionate mind training course is an online 8-week course and the next group starts on 11th January 2023.
This course combines mindfulness meditation with cognitive therapy to help you better manage depression and stress.
Through the practice of meditation and cognitive therapy, you’ll learn how to identify difficult thoughts and feelings and how you can sometimes become entangled in them in ways that aren’t necessarily helpful. You’ll build on your self-awareness, learn more effective ways of dealing with negative thoughts and generally increase kindness and compassion, both towards yourself and others.
Our MBCT group is an online 8-week course and the next group starts on 27th October 2022.
Motion release is a mind and body practice which blends humanistic psychotherapy, mindfulness and dance/movement therapy.
In this group, you’ll practice both verbal and movement exercises alongside music to help you express – and release – emotions in playful and creative ways.
Our motion release group is open to anyone – no dance skills are required! Group members of all abilities are free to move within their own range.
This 6-week, in-person course runs fortnightly. Starting date for the next group TBC.
Frequently asked questions
If you are interested in joining any of our group therapy courses, contact our assistant psychologists using our contact form.