Group sessions for adults

Interactive learning

Learning is more effective when it is combined with activity and reflection. The best form of wisdom is that which comes through experience. Group activities for adults include conjoint sessions for couples, family therapy sessions, as well as small groups with unrelated participants. We conduct self-help programs for people with comparable emotional turmoil so they can exchange ideas and reflect; educative sessions for relatives of people with psychological problems and interactive participative workshops for larger groups of adults. This facilitates activity-assisted learning, and is a good platform for building social skills and enhancing one’s social quotient (SQ). These are planned after the initial stabilization with the individual sessions and in keeping with the client’s preferences and requirements.

Group session characteristics

The group workshops are targeted on subjects of stress management, time control, listening skills, effective interpersonal interaction, relationship building, relaxation training, anger management and the like. They build upon individual potencies by enabling people to open up and express their views, help set positive impressions, allow sharing of ideas, and add to their own confidence. The reflective learning experience of a group sitting can be subsequently incorporated in the one-to-one guidance session with the participants in the subsequent sessions. The net gain is a supra-maximal learning experience, which gets clubbed with idea exchange through interaction.

Interpersonal dynamics

Cohesiveness is a primary therapeutic factor in mitigating change. Feeling one with several others, sharing personal feelings and understanding the plights of others from their viewpoint inculcates of empathy, improves social skills and instills hope. Group members achieve a greater level of self-awareness through the course of interacting with others in the group. Their feedback impacts and influences each participant’s behavior. It may help attain greater levels of insight into the origin of one’s problems and the unconscious motivations that underlie one’s behavior.

MINDFRAMES group therapy

MINDFRAMES is committed to providing stimulating and impactful learning experience. The group sessions not only provide information, but also, enable participants to understand concepts and acquire newer skills, thereby encouraging them to develop emotionally, intellectually, socially as well as spiritually. The sessions may involve small groups with 5 to 6 participants to allow more personal interaction as well as large group programs with 20 to 25 people allowing for greater interpersonal focus. Such workshops and sessions are interactive, participative and accompanied by audio-visual aids to offer multi-sense modalities to keep focus and enrich the emotive experience. Take home material and homework may also be offered at the end of the session.

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Group therapy goals

Man is a social being. Being with others and sharing emotions is always desirable. Group therapy options and workshops for adults can impact change in their thinking and behavior in several ways:

  • Personality alteration
  • Inculcating positivity
  • Enhancing receptivity
  • Combating anxieties
  • Dealing with worries
  • Overcoming insecurity
  • Building responsibility
  • Controlling aggression
  • Augmenting confidence
  • Making optimal choices
  • Structuring social skills
  • Building emotionality

Workshop features

Group sessions and workshops involve interaction and mindfulness. They have very specific goals that are accomplished through focused and evidence based action. These sessions have a cutting edge because they are:

  • Conducted by professionals
  • Interactive and participative
  • Provide experiential learning
  • Have specific learning goals
  • Are custom made for issues
  • Target feelings and behavior
  • Have introspective potential

Workshop variety

There are multifaceted small and large group therapy and workshop options for adults. Most of these are customized according to the diversity in the clients who come over for therapy and some who select the group option. Some of these workshops and interactive sessions include:

  • Stress management and burnout
  • Building positive relationships
  • Motivation for accomplishment
  • Holistic health methodologies
  • Guided relaxation programmes
  • Assisted introspection exercises