Creating and cultivating healthy relationship is a two part process; first learning how to have a healthy relationship with the self, and then manifesting reciprocal behaviors with others.
The goal of group therapy is to help members be more intentional in interpersonal relationships while providing psycho-education and support.
Group therapy is a very popular form of therapy in the modern world. Group therapy is an effective form of psychotherapy that is based on interdependence and interaction among the group members who mutually disclose personal challenges and issues in their relationships during group sessions.
According to Irvin Yalom (2005) the follwing is s brief list of the benefits group psycotherpy can provide.
Universality – feeling of having problems similar to others, not alone.
Altruism – helping and supporting others.
Instillation of hope – encouragement that recovery is possible.
Guidance – nurturing support & assistance.
Imparting information – teaching about problem and recovery.
Developing social skills – learning new ways to talk about feelings, observations. and concerns.
Interpersonal learning – finding out about themselves & others from the group.