If you don’t know where to start, but you have a feeling that adoption might be something you need to address in your life and you are considering therapy, group therapy can be a powerful option.
What are some of the benefits of group?
- Know yourself better as you explore your reaction to others in the group
- Understand more about the effects of adoption by hearing others stories
- Explore what it is to tell your own story
- Practice receiving and giving support
- Go deep and work on your own healing in community
- Understand your patterns with others in group and in your life, the most important work to help you make lasting change
Many of the people who work with me find the isolation of being an adopted person hard. Maybe they join Facebook or other online groups, but sometimes even with the best of intentions and good moderation, the discourse can be too triggering. And even at their best, these groups cannot provide the holding environment.
Participating in group therapy can be life changing.
Want to read more? Try my blog post on adoptee group therapy here: Why Join an Adoption Therapy Group (vs. Adoption Support Group) for Adoptees? and my page on my adoptee therapy groups here: Adoptee Group Therapy.
I also recommend this article on the benefits of support groups by adoption therapist Lesli Johnson: Feeling Felt.