Community therapy: A 10 week process
"One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is to listen to one another's stories." - Rebecca Falls.
Within this 10 week closed group of no more than six individuals, we will gather once a week for one and a half hours to share, listen and support one another through our unique, yet interconnected journey's through life.
Group therapy is a microcosm of the external world, offering a broadened perspective of ourselves and others. Each member of the community holds an important piece for the groups healing; we come together to learn and grow through one another.
Within a safe, contained space, difficult emotions and aspects of ourselves can be expressed in a community, as a means of enhancing this skill in the greater world, outside of therapy. Opposed to being in a process on our own, the group naturally works together towards conflict resolution; utilising our disagreements as a tool to become more conscious; to grow as a person in understanding, empathy and compassion for ourselves and one another.
Taking back our own projections, we are empowered to utilise what belongs to us, whilst developing the capacity to truly meet one another as individuals and fellow companions along our path. This process moves us towards unity and deepened connection, rather than to split and move apart.
"To love means to be actively concerned for the life and growth of another." - Irvin D. Yalom, existential psychotherapy.
- Assessment process: To join a group you will be interviewed to distinguish your suitability for the work at hand.
- Commitment: To one and a half hours for 10 weeks and six individuals, most importantly to yourself; to develop the capacity to be with whatever arises within the group as a means of expanding awareness.
- Set-up: Meetings will be seated in a circle. The space will be open to whoever wishes to utilise it. A facilitator will be present to support the holding of the space, however, the group as a whole will be responsible for the material of sharing or discussion.
- Half-term break: There will be no session on the 14th February.
About the host
Nicole qualified as a transpersonal integrative psychotherapist through the BACP accredited 'Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education'.
Alongside her private practice, Nicole has worked for Marie Curie Bereavement Services, Freshstart Low Cost Counselling, Westminster MIND and St. Ann's Hospital eating disorder unit.