GROUP THERAPY IN IDAHO

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Humans are social creatures. It’s in our nature to come together to exchange words of support and encouragement. It is a tangible and irreplaceable relief that comes from discussing something deep and meaningful with another person who can understand because they have experienced it as well.

Throughout recovery, group therapy in Idaho provides a safe space where peers can discuss worries, doubts, fears, successes, joys, and specific coping mechanisms related to real-world situations.

Some people are more comfortable talking in a group setting, which allows them to go over topics that might feel too awkward or difficult to bring up in one-to-one sessions. Group therapy also creates a healthy element of peer pressure that can help push you to overcome cravings and temptations. It can help you to stay on track with your recovery to remember that you’d have to disclose any slip-ups to your group.

WHAT IS GROUP THERAPY?

Group therapy is a widely-used tool throughout rehabilitation programs and local communities alike. You’ll have access to a variety of group therapy options as you move through the process of recovery. Recovery facilities and sober communities often offer group therapy options that include some combination of the following:

  • 12-Step or other self-help programs
  • Therapist-led talk therapy to develop healthy cognitive and behavioral patterns
  • Educational groups that provide information about relapse prevention, recovery, or aftercare
  • Development of skills needed to create and utilize healthy coping mechanisms in the real world
  • Psychotherapist-led interpersonal processing therapy
  • Groups meant to tackle a specific topic or issue
 

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WHAT HAPPENS DURING GROUP THERAPY

What you should expect varies from group to group. Some require specific forms of participation, while others are strictly no-pressure. Before your first meeting, one of the leaders should give you a brief rundown of the format and provide you with introductory information. If they do not, then feel free to reach out to them to learn more about what to expect. Some information to gather before you begin attending a therapy group includes:

  • The group’s purpose
  • Any guidelines or etiquette rules
  • Start and stop times
  • Examples of what to expect during the meeting

 

Here is a breakdown of how a typical group therapy session might take place:

  1. The person leading the group will make a statement that begins on a positive note and recognizes what you are there to discuss.
  2. If there will be a specific topic or goal for that meeting, it will be clearly explained.
  3. The group leader will often then pose a question for everyone to ponder. They may discuss answers and present follow-up questions.
  4. Several volunteers might share more about their initial answers, and the leader can use these stories to promote a relevant coping skill or another helpful tool.
  5. Throughout the session, the group leader will check in with each member to see if they have any questions or something they would like to add to the discussion.
  6. The session will typically end with a recap of everything that was discussed, including how any specific lessons learned can apply to real-life situations that each person may face.

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