Group Therapy & Workshops with Marcus
Humans are by nature group and community-oriented. Group therapy is often the most valuable experience of psychotherapy you can ever have.
You were most likely born into a type of group, and your early experience of family, school or other group may influence you all your life. The nature of the bond between members of a therapy group allows you to experiment with your social behaviour. It is a place to grow interpersonally, to express feelings with spontaneity and immediacy, a forum for self-disclosure, for trust, for honest feedback and for staying in the here and now.
“Your great workshop has made a lasting impact for the good, and I am very grateful.” – R.
This can mean discovering your social acceptability and disassembling the defences you have put up in response to past hurts.
In a therapy group you learn to take greater individual responsibility, so that you can ask yourself ‘What am I learning about this person?’ rather than ‘What is this person doing to me?’
You can learn greater respect for others without diminishing yourself: ‘I’m not a copy of you, my characteristics are right for me and you may even come to value the ways in which I’m different from you.’
“Thank you so much for the two days of soul searching. I am always amazed by the power of the group.” – C.
Even if you have not had a personal history that included a healthy, nurturing family, the therapy group can give you a reparative and healing experience. By a ‘healthy’ family, I mean one in which every member had the right to self-worth, there was a sense of safety and effective communication, and there were rules that were explicit, defined and age-appropriate, along with plentiful links to the outside world and the community.
Groups or workshops currently with spaces:
Please see the sidebar for the up and coming groups and workshops (if viweing on mobile then these will appear below).