How Effective Group Therapy Leaders Help with Depression & Anxiety
The effective group therapist will help switch the focus from the self-absorption of being anxious or depressed to re-entry into the world of the living.
In these groups we practice using our sense of humor to activate ourselves—but not in a way that group members will feel put down or made fun of. The group therapist will help the group discuss how often we become anxious or depressed to avoid taking an important action or making a decision. Within the context of trust and safety, the group will encourage you to take the risk of being un-depressed and feeling calm—which may be a new and unfamiliar experience for you.