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Group Therapy

Weekly Topics

Introduction

This session will be introductions of all members.  The therapist will share her background and life story.  The therapist will model all activities in the group.  Ground Rules will be established.

Getting to Know You

Continuing to get to know one another and share the reasons why you chose to come to group at this time in your life.  Express what you want to get out the group

Are You Real or Are You Pretending 

This group will discuss how we walk through our lives.  Do you feel like you are being yourself (does that work or NOT)?  Do you feel you pretend most of the time, feeling like it is hard to be accepted for who you truly are?  Do you feel you have to live up to the expectations of others?  How does this effect your happiness or your own satisfaction with your life?  Is your happiness dependent on others and how they view you?

Am I Allowed to Say What I Really Feel?

Discussion about whether your feelings are validated.  Do you know how to identify your feelings?  Are you able to manage your feelings?  Are you trusting with your feelings?  How important are feelings to navigating your life?  Do you trust others in general?

The Women Our Father’s Make Us

Discussion and activities that take us back to our childhoods with a focus on the role or roles our fathers played or did not play and how that impacts our present lives.

The Women Our Mother’s Make Us

Discussion and activities that take us back to our childhoods with a focus on the role or roles our mothers played or did not play and how that impacts our present lives.

Once a Parent Not Always a Parent_Once a Mother Always a Mother

Learning your own parenting style or how you wish to re-parent yourself.  This group is not only for parents.

Idea future.  Is your plan realistic or idealistic, or does it really matter?

Discussion about how to re-narrate your own story.  

What’s Right For You is Not Necessarily What’s Right For Me

What future do you see for yourself?  Discussion about how comparing you to others is counterproductive.

The Importance of Relationships

Discussion about how you may push the most important people in your life away from you.  Learning the importance of relationships how we can improve those relationships as well as learning how to let go of toxic relationships. 

I Have Permission To Love Myself

What does it look like to allow others to love you? Discovering that you are lovable and you have a right and a responsibility to love yourself first and foremost.  

The Vision I Have Moving Forward/Getting Unstuck

Dispelling the myths of negative self-talk that keep you stuck.  Is your plan realistic or idealistic, or does it really matter? Developing a plan and making a commitment to the plan that will enhance your future and understanding that you will always be a work in progress.

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