Humans are social animals; social interactions and networking are integral aspects of our sustenance.

Being surrounded by positive and encouraging people can significantly boost one’s confidence and morale. Support groups consisting of individuals with similar life experiences and circumstances can exchange ideas and help each other achieve their goals.

Consequently, group therapy plays an indispensable role in facilitating healing for individuals dealing with addiction and psychological disorders.  Typically, rehabilitation centers facilitate healthy group interactions and prosocial behaviour by organising various productive activities.

Benefits of Group Therapy

  • Building a Sense of Empathy: Often, individuals grappling with drug or alcohol addiction cannot think beyond obtaining the substance they are addicted to. This factor considerably impacts their ability to consider the other person’s perspective while placing demands. Interacting with individuals who are sailing the same boat can help them empathise better and view the world more objectively.
  • Boosting Self-Esteem and Confidence: Sharing one’s life stories with others and being surrounded by supportive people can significantly increase one’s self-esteem and confidence. It promotes a healthy self-image and contributes to overcoming significant struggles in life.
  • Exchange of Thoughts and Ideas: Brainstorming is an essential activity to solve problems and develop relevant solutions. Support groups in rehabs can facilitate a healthy exchange of thoughts and ideas, thus contributing to progress and recovery from the addiction or disorder.
  • A Platform to Express and Share: Healthy communication patterns are incredibly essential in healing and rehabilitation. During times of hardships and struggle, one’s support group can be a great source of motivation and reassurance. Expressing one’s griefs, emotions and feelings to receptive persons can make one feel instantly better.

Group Therapy at Safe House

Safe House provides a secure and conducive social environment for patients to interact and thrive. Our psychiatrists, psychologists and counsellors are trained and experienced in conducting productive group therapy sessions that can contribute to the recovery process. Here are some group therapy activities we conduct:

    • Educational Lectures and Group Discussions
      Our educational lectures facilitate an understanding of the rehabilitation and healing processes and provide a direction to the patients. Additionally, post these lectures, we conduct group discussions that enable patients to brainstorm on the concepts learnt in these lectures. Such activities help break the ice and promote healthy interactions over relevant topics.
      • Psychodrama

    Dramatics has been widely propagated not only as a source of entertainment but also a means of emotional expression. This aspect of drama makes it an extremely suitable form of therapy for individuals struggling with various psychological issues. The psychologists at Safe House are well-trained to facilitate these psychodrama sessions and form meaningful interaction patterns between patients.

    • 12-Step Literature Reviews
      Safe House extensively follows the Twelve-Step Programme framework to de-addiction, modifying it to suit the religious beliefs of various groups. Our 12-step literature reviews help patients understand the tenets of this programme. These sessions are extremely interactive and help patients engage in relevant discussions about the subject.

Our intervention strategies are comprehensive and cater to every patient’s individual requirements and issues. If you are struggling with addiction or a psychological disorder, get in touch with us today – we’re listening to you!