Group Work

Chartres Labyrinth

The Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral (France)

There is a kind of healing that is available in group work which is not possible to achieve in individual psychotherapy or analysis.

Groups allow us to address our troubles and hopes in a context of safely shared experience.  At the same time, group work challenges us to examine how our individual experiences may resemble or differ from those of other people.

I am convinced that the problems of addiction and compulsion, clinical dissociation, chronic mood disorders, and posttraumatic stress can often be most effectively addressed and healed in group work, possibly because the group setting mirrors our “community within.” 

It is also my experience that the use of artwork, role-playing, storytelling, therapeutic meditation, body symptoms, and dreamwork can be particularly effective in the safe and sacred circle of a healing group.