“And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful that the risk it took to blossom”
– Anais Nin
Most of us desire a sense of belonging and connection, to be understood and accepted by others. And yet, we will find ourselves in relationships where we hide parts of ourselves for fear of being misunderstood or rejected. Some of us do not feel seen by those near us. We can feel isolated or lonely. If you desire to have more authentic relationships with others, a process group may be ideal for you. In the confidential and safe environment of a therapy group, you can try out new ways of relating, and for one person who rarely gets angry that could mean verbally expressing their anger when they feel hurt, and for another who defaults to anger, that could mean being able to feel and express the sadness or hurt that underlies their anger. The group experience creates the space for members to become important to each other, to care and support each others efforts in life. Whatever your relational task, group is a relatively risk-free place to practice new ways of relating to others to cultivate more satisfying and nourishing relationships.