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Advantages of Group Therapy

Updated: Oct 18, 2021

When some people hear of group therapy, they may think they will be forced to express themselves in front of strangers. Nothing could be any further from the truth! Empowered Voices is not meant to replace the powerful work that can be accomplished in individual therapy. It can serve as a compliment, though. Empowered Voices Groups are online across three different states. The fear of being in the same room as strangers disappears. Online therapy groups offer you the opportunity of trauma recovery and healing in the comfort of your own home. You have the benefit of knowing the rest of the members are real, but you still remain anonymous at the same time.

So, what are some advantages of group therapy?

  • Empowered Voices Groups will have a curriculum that gives you knowledge and tools on relevant topics and life skills. Each week your facilitator will present information to help you on your journey. They will provide questions to help you figure out who you are and where you want to be.

  • You know that you are not alone. It can be a relief to know that there are others who have been through a similar journey. You are all on the road to regaining empowerment.

  • The confidence that can be gained by the sisterhood of the groups can encourage you to push yourself to reach your goals.

  • It’s great to receive support from your peers. This aspect of group therapy allows you to receive positive insight on healing from your trauma,

  • You can gain a healthier perspective by hearing other people’s stories. It helps validate your own journey. It can put your recovery in a different context help you accept your challenges.

  • You can learn more about yourself. Self-discovery can be scary and exciting. It can also hold a mirror to your blind spots, allowing you to further your recovery journey.

Seeing yourself through others’ perspectives can allow you to improve your ability to cope, as well as get a deeper understanding of how to succeed.

  • You get to be in a position to help other women like yourself. Sometimes it is so much easier to see clarity in someone else’s journey. Nothing instills more empowerment than knowing you get to be a positive influence in someone's life.

  • Group therapy is cost-effective. Each session is approximately a third the cost of individual therapy

  • Accountability to others can help you move forward. We are stronger and gain empowerment together.

  • Groups are extremely motivating. You are inspired to make your own changes by witnessing others handle theirs.

  • The process of opening up and sharing your journey is healing in itself.

Group therapy can help individuals develop some communication social skills. Rediscover your sense of empowerment through group therapy. It also allows clients to learn how to express their issues and accept feedback from others. This type of therapy also allows individuals to develop self-awareness by listening to others with similar trauma.

Curious as to what you can expect from group therapy? Here are some things to expect when you decide to take advantage of group therapy and see for yourself:

  • What does being a woman mean to me?

  • Who am I ?

  • What do I want to get out of life?

  • What are the voices in my head from the past?

  • What has been holding me back?

  • How did the relationships in my life shape who I am?

  • How can I heal from a toxic relationship?

  • How will I ever be able to learn to trust again?

  • How can I move forward and a stronger, more empowered woman?

Group therapy doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. As a matter of fact, you can really benefit from being able to express yourself to others who may have dealt with similar experiences, those who have gone through the same thing you have. It may end up being the best thing you can do for yourself!

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