What do you imagine when you ponder the ingredients of a healthy relationship? Your list may include love, respect, lust, communication, and more. But, how many qualities would you mention before you uttered the word “boundaries”?
There are many, many factors that contribute to the quality of our mental health. One such factor involves the concept of social support. In the age of smartphones and social media, we might imagine we have more connections than ever. In reality — IRL — we need more than that.
If you have anxiety, you might dread the idea of going to therapy. After all, anxiety makes you nervous and fearful about things. Many types of anxiety can make you fearful about going to new places, meeting people, talking about yourself, and so forth.
Group work can be one of the most beneficial types of therapy for people dealing with depression. If you can overcome the urge to isolate completely, then a group can provide you with the support you need to get through depression.
Group therapy offers many benefits. People with a diverse range of different issues can see vast improvement through group therapy. More than anything else, it helps you see that you are not alone.
Most people think support groups and group therapy are the same or interchangeable options during recovery but, despite some basic similarities, that’s not the case at all.
Depression is an incredibly difficult disease to navigate. It can leave you feeling isolated and alone even when you’re surrounded by the people you love the most. Unfortunately, many people (loved ones included) without a history of depression are unable to empathize with the disease; their only comparison is the feeling of sadness. While [...]
Group therapy is a powerful tool that provides benefits and resources that you don’t always get in a one on one session. It can be especially constructive if you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, or co-occurring disorders.
One definition of mindfulness is, “The basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are, and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” Sounds simple right? The definition itself includes the word “basic”… so why is mindfulness such a difficult concept for some of us to comprehend and engage in?
Before delving into why group therapy can help with your anxiety, it’s important to understand the different types of anxiety to determine which you may be struggling with. The following six are the most common types of anxiety disorders: