We all need places where we are known. The care, support
and camaraderie that develops within a group acts as an antidote to the self-reliant,
self-protective stances we may have adopted. When sharing our personal stories
we discover how much more alike than different we really are.
Becoming a group member can change your life... To learn to respectfully give and to receive constructive
feedback is an invaluable skill that forms the basis for more honest communication.
My approach to group process stresses self-inquiry,
immediacy, honesty and accountability within interpersonal exchanges. As a
group member you will become more keenly aware of what you are experiencing,
including what you are thinking, sensing, and feeling. Advantages to doing
so are that you will know yourself more intimately, accept yourself more fully
and thus make fewer mistakes in your perceptions of yourself and others.
Realizing that understanding is not enough, groups
provide the necessary practice ground that supports lasting change. A facilitated
group offers a safe, supportive environment in which to practice, to make
‘mistakes’, to get help, and to attempt to push the envelope of
your own growth.
How to join a group
A face-to-face meeting follows a phone conversation expressing interest. You
can ask questions about the nature of group process itself, my facilitation
style, and in particular what you can expect. I in turn will explore your
areas of concern, what you hope to accomplish and how group participation
can support your goals. Together we will decide which is the best group for