Group therapy is a psychotherapy technique used by many professionals specializing in psychology. It is characterized by a session with several patients at a time, allowing the story of a patient to be heard by others who are in a similar situation or context. The therapy can be performed by a single therapist or a coterapéutica partner.
This type of therapy is indicated for people suffering from anxiety, phobias, relationship difficulties and / or mild depression. In addition, it also uses it in cases of patients with organic pictures as obesity, diabetes and heart, that can be integrated into heterogeneous group or of the same pathology.
It is customary in some cases resist patients included in group therapy. The main cause is the difficulty to share intimate matters with strangers.
Benefits of group therapy
- The patient can see what happens, also it happens to others. That helps not only understanding, but also to support offered by group psychotherapy.
- Discover that the picture that gives a person is very different from what she thinks.
- Group therapy offers members a framework of support and very important support, as an added benefit to the understanding of personal problems.
- People are part of the group in their daily lives, such as family group, friends, school and work, among others. That is why this type of psychotherapy can understand why some situations and ways to solve it occur.