As a therapist in private practice for more than 25 years, I have found the Growth and Transition Workshops to be an invaluable adjunct to individual therapy for clients. Not only have I requested that patients trying to heal an old wound attend these workshops, but after seeing what participants achieved, I became a facilitator. For the last eight years, my clients have found the Growth and Transition / Grief and Loss workshop to be a powerful and transformative experience that deepens the process of individual therapy.
The experiential process provides a unique format wherein the client can discover his/her own ability to tolerate and explore feelings of loss, grief, shame, and confusion, and discover the strength and courage to grow through their losses.
As only group process can do, the discovery that we are not alone with our pain provides the courage to move through the fear of going deeper into self, helps clients become “unstuck”, and teaches compassion through commonality of experience.
I have found this workshop experience often deepens the clients’ commitment to therapy as what they have learned about themselves is integrated into the individual therapy process. The client brings back new discoveries and experiences unique to
the group process. These newly surfaced emotions can then be further explored in future individual therapy sessions. With the client’s permission, the workshop staff shares their insights and observations, adding to the therapeutic process.
I encourage you to find out more about the Growth and Transition Workshop, and how it may benefit your clients. i also invite you to find out how you can become a facilitator yourself, thus being involved in every step of your client’s growth and