Throughout the year, Grateful Heart Therapists hold various styles of therapy groups and workshops. Check back here to discover our current offerings. Curious about how group therapy could be helpful? Here’s what the American Psychological Society (APA) has to say about the benefits of working in a group.
You’re Not Alone …“Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Psychologists say, in fact, that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.
Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way.
Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Many people experience mental health difficulties, but few speak openly about them to people they don’t know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you’re not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they’re going through, and realize you’re not alone.”
Diversity is another important benefit of group therapy. People have different personalities and backgrounds, and they look at situations in different ways. By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.”
Singles Pandemic Support Group
Facilitated by Miranda York, LMFT & Enna O’Donnell, LMFT
Dates and Times: Coming soon!
Payment Process: Credit Card
For more information or to enroll: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.
About this Group
COVID 19 has challenged us all in a multitude of different ways. Being single provides its own unique challenges during a pandemic. Some of these challenges may include:
- Stress, Anxiety and Depression
- Difficulties with Social Connections and Dating
- Uncertainty about the Future
- Isolation and Loneliness
- Professional Exhaustion and Uncertainty
- Lack of access to shared spaces
- Grief and Loss
If you are feeling alone in any of those areas, please consider joining us for an eight-week support group, specifically for Singles. The group is a combination of sharing and skill-building. Some of the tools we will draw from will be Mindfulness, CBT/DBT, and Somatic Modalities. As you guide we hope to reduce your sense of aloneness, create more connection, and help instill hope during a difficult time. The group size is limited to six participants. This group will be repeated in the future.
Dates: January 3, 10, 17and 24, 2021 (Four Weeks)
For more information or to enroll: Please email eileen.vantyne.therapy or call 415-275-2507 to arrange a phone consultation. Registration is required. Space is limited.
About this Group: Join us online this fall for four evenings of guided creativity and connection. Each night we will begin with a guided meditation or grounding practice, move through an expressive arts process of image making, writing, and movement, and end with an opportunity to share.
Our expressive arts process is designed to:
- Invite centered relaxation
- Process emotions
- Find meaning Connect deeply to self and others
- Explore creative self-inquiry tools that can be used long after the group is over
Our goal is to promote health, well-being and permission to come as you are. We hope for each person to walk away with an enlivened sense of creativity and a deeper connection to themselves. PLEASE NOTE: Expressive arts focuses on process, not product. No artistic experience or inclination is necessary.