Sharing one’s own grief in a group that meets frequently offers crucial information about one’s personal ways of grieving as compared with others; combats the frequent ‘social isolation’ grievers suffer from, and enhances the educational aspects of grief counseling. Those going through individual sessions, often chose to participate in series to gain exposure to the full program.
Unless specified, most groups include any loss (‘Open Group’) and meet for 3 hour sessions once a week for 4 or 8 weeks. Following a brief initial check in, the YGR program is practiced in its entirety over the course of each session. This is an important difference with the individual sessions, which focus on the emerging effects of a specific technique rather than focus on the complete program. Practicing the full Sadhana (spiritual practice) encompasses voluntarily activating one’s grief, then internally re-grouping oneself by addressing its symptoms, and privately processing feelings. Subsequently we open a ‘group process’ section where everyone can share their experience and receive guidance from me and insights from fellow group members. The attendance to all sessions in the series is necessary to ensure the continuity of the work.
As with the individual sessions, the process starts by filling out a Series Intake Form where I learn about the specific loss clients are interested in processing, what symptoms are more acute, what other therapies they have experienced before, what are their treatment goals, and where I also inform participants about few rules of our therapeutic interaction.
Please Contact Me if interested in Group Series sessions.