Group Therapy – Common Misunderstandings
The Ottawa public at large generally has a few fundamental misunderstandings towards the process of group therapy with respect to how it works, who it is for, and its benefits. Because of this hundreds of Ottawa citizens, whose lives could be substantially improved with group therapy, go without and suffer because of it. People get stuck in ruts, and are often so used to the suffering that takes place in their lives day in and day out, so committed to the idea that they and only they suffer with their problem and thus have any idea how to deal with it, that they become complacent. The psychological work that they perform isn’t so much about reducing the suffering they experience day-to-day, but about resisting the idea that there might be another way. The primary benefit of group therapy is that it not only shows these people that there is a way out of the suffering they experience day-to-day; but that it is achievable. Contact us today to see how group therapy can help you.
What Group Therapy is All About
Perhaps the most popular and well-known form of group therapy is Alcoholics Anonymous. While not strictly representative of group therapy in general, AA shares many of the patterns and operates on many of the principles of group therapy, so serves as a great example. What AA is all about, it can be argued, is showing people that they are not alone in facing the struggles they deal with on a daily basis. Alcoholics are exposed to other alcoholics, and are always surprised by the people they find at those meetings. From the lowest to the highest levels of society, this exposure demonstrates to those who attend those meetings that their problem is not unique to them, and that others exist who have been through the problems they face who can lend advice and support. The same can be said of any group therapy program, for any major psychological problem. The story is always the same. People go in thinking they are alone, and come out knowing otherwise. They get access to a wealth of advice and support, and find legitimate hope.
Finding Group Therapy in Ottawa
Often someone knows they have general problems in their life, but struggle with the precise identification of exactly what that problem is. Without knowing the precise nature of your problem, it can be nearly impossible to solve it. Without knowing what you might need Group Therapy for, it can be difficult (or nearly impossible) to seek it out. Fortunately, that’s what Ottawa Therapy Services is for. If you’ve got something you need help for, simply contact us and we can leverage our large network of Ottawa Therapy Services to match you with the precise program you need to get to the bottom of the problems you face in your life.