Group Psychotherapy

Interpersonal Therapy Group

Date and Time: Ongoing open group Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm

This is a mixed gender psychotherapy group for individuals who are seeking to better understand themselves and others. The group will provide a supportive and confidential space to focus on interpersonal interactions among group members so that they may deepen their self-awareness and understanding of how they relate to one another. The goal is to help improve how members form and maintain fulfilling relationships in their personal lives.

 

Mindful Bodies

Skills-Based Therapy Group

Date and Time: This group will run for 8 weeks. It will be held Mondays from 6:30-7:45 pm

Start Date: June 6, 2016

In this group, we will learn to use the body as a resource that can empower us to shift our frame of mind and enhance physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Body-based techniques such as breathing methods, gentle movements, light stretching, and body awareness exercises will aid us in cultivating greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and balance when we are “triggered” by stress, anxiety, upsetting events, or difficult relationships. We will practice how to positively affect our nervous system so that we feel less out of control and reactive, and more grounded and choiceful, in difficult moments. Members will be able to build skills, manage feelings, learn from their peers, and explore their own mind/body relationship. In the safety of this closed group, members will be able to share and reflect upon their experiences.

This group invites adults of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, religious affiliations, and professions. In particular we welcome people struggling with anxiety, stress, difficult emotions, or those seeking more awareness and comfort in their bodies.

 

Men’s Therapy Group

Date and Time: Mondays from 6:00-7:20 PM

Start Date: Closed

Duration: Approx 6 months

The purpose of the Men’s Therapy Group is to gain a deeper understanding of what is going on inside yourself and between you and others. A primary goal is to explore how you relate with the other men in the group. This in turn can shed light on your relationships with the people in your life. Increased awareness and understanding of interpersonal relating can contribute in powerful ways to making life more satisfying and meaningful. It can be difficult for men to find spaces in our society that welcome open exploration of feelings and relationships. In the men’s group you are invited to attend to feelings, thoughts, and dynamics that may arise and occur in the group sessions, and to utilize the opportunity to explore and articulate the meaning of these behaviors. In group therapy, many helping relationships are created. Each group member brings his struggles, strengths, and goals for growth. The role of the group leaders is to offer support and challenge, to help the group and its members reflect on both individual and group processes as they unfold, and to partner with group members to create an environment in which greater expression, connection and insight can develop.

 

Living with Losses

Making Sense of What’s Missing

Interpersonal Therapy Group

Date and Time: Sessions will be held for 75-80 minutes on Wednesday evening on a weekly basis at 6:15pm for approximately 8 months

Start Date: Closed

This group is intended for those who have experienced a long-standing and/or confusing sense of loss. The loss may stem from disappointments in the context of family, intimate relationships, career, or life’s unrealized aspirations.

Finding the words to describe what it is that we are feeling in relation to our losses can be a difficult thing to do, and as a result we might find ourselves feeling isolated and feeling alone. We might feel stuck and simply unable to move beyond some of our experiences. For those of us seeking to understand and make meaning of how losses have affected us, a therapy group can provide a safe space to do so in a way that might bring us out of isolation and help us reconnect with ourselves and with others.

The purpose of this therapy group is to help members understand and move through losses. We will use interpersonal sharing and feedback to grapple with these losses and difficulties and use them to help us understand where and why we are stuck.

 

 

Contact Information

Inquiries about Group Therapy at the Danielsen Institute can be directed to Miriam Bronstein, LICSW, Director of Clinical Services  Those interested in any group should contact the main Clinic number at 617.353.3047.