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

Due to social stigma and discrimination, individuals who come from a community of diverse sexual and gender identities face more vulnerabilities in our society. Correcting our law is the first step towards safety and inclusion.

This is not a support group, this is group psychotherapy facilitated by trained professionals who are familiar with your issues. This is a place to discuss all issues relating to your relationships, coming out, discrimination (internal and external), depression, break ups, etc.

The group therapy sessions for LGBTQIA community using Expressive Arts Therapy and creativity to help you connect to your problems, give voice to your 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 your 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 you tell your story to a supportive audience, you 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

Due to the metropolitan nature of Chennai, we provide groups which are language sensitive

Tamil group: Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday

English group: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday

If you are coming for the first time, prior registration/ intimation is required a day before.

To protect confidentiality and maintain anonymity this group functions based only on invitation.

Call us to be invited on 9884700135, 9884700104

Timing: 4 pm to 6 pm

For more information please contact 9245125290 / 9884700104

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