‘Exploring Intimate Relationships’ – Group Therapy Session for LGBTQIA using Expressive Arts

The group therapy sessions for LGBTQIA community people using Expressive Arts Therapy and creativity to help individuals connect to their problems, give voice to their emotions, and learn techniques to heal. It uses a variety of techniques including art, drama, movement, music, storytelling etc. The group is a place where members can help each other, and the experience of being able to give something to another person can lift the member’s self esteem and help develop more adaptive coping styles and interpersonal skills. The recognition of shared experiences and feelings among group members, serves to remove a group member’s sense of isolation and validate their experiences. The group setting provides a safe and supportive environment for members in which all members feel a sense of belonging, acceptance, and enables to take risks by extending their repertoire of interpersonal behaviour and improving their relationships. Learning that one has to take responsibility for one’s own life and the consequences of one’s decisions. It helps to experience relief from emotional distress through the free and uninhibited expression of emotion. When members tell their story to a supportive audience, they can obtain relief from chronic feelings of shame and guilt. Group members achieve a greater level of self-awareness through the process of interacting with others in the group. In a mixed group that has members at various stages of development or recovery, a member can be inspired and encouraged by another member who has overcome the problems with which they are still struggling. The group is structured in such a way that gives the members of the group a level of freedom to join when ever they feel, it can thus be called an OPEN group.

When: Once a week for 8 sessions ( from September 2018 ) Every Thursday

Timing: 5.30 pm to 7 pm

For more information please contact 9245125290 / 9884700104

Email – nirangal.india@gmail.com / centerforcounselling@gmail.com