Group therapy guides clients through the process of gaining insight about themselves, others, and the world around them.
Through the group dynamic, clients foster hope and examine core issues that exacerbate their addictive behaviors. They also work to develop their communication skills and learn to engage in fun and healthy social experiences. The group dynamic encourages honest feedback and facilitates bonding between individuals with shared experiences. Clients weigh in on the issues of others in order to offer suggestions or provide outside perspectives.
Other goals of group therapy include gaining inspiration through the recovery of others, self-identifying, and examining core values. Participants support and nurture each other like a family by reinforcing good behaviors and helping each other cope during difficult life issues. These groups further encourage exploration of emotional and interpersonal conflicts, harmful behaviors, and discussion about responsibilities and limitations.