Anxiety About The Unknown

Group candidates often come to pre-group meetings with a significant deal of anxiety. Typically, clear guidelines reduce this anxiety but may also raise new questions for the members. Questions related to how they will be perceived by the group and whether personal needs will be met often surface during the pre-group session. It is helpful for leaders to communicate a solid sense of hopefulness about meeting treatment goals through group therapy while also assisting the member in voicing concerns and addressing how leader(s) will help protect and serve the client throughout the process. Leaders can ask candidates to identify what barriers or behavioral patterns might impede the group process, and then leaders can gain verbal permission to push or encourage members when such resistances surface.

Eliminating Stress and Anxiety From Your Life

Eliminating Stress and Anxiety From Your Life

It seems like you hear it all the time from nearly every one you know I'm SO stressed out!? Pressures abound in this world today. Those pressures cause stress and anxiety, and often we are ill-equipped to deal with those stressors that trigger anxiety and other feelings that can make us sick. Literally, sick.

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