Therapeutic Groups

We develop in and through relationships. Each new relationship experience presents another opportunity to move, sense and feel in deeper, more creative, and more fulfilling ways.

What is a Therapeutic Group ?

Therapeutic Group(s) offer an exquisite canvas for connections, insights and capability building. Belonging to a group is a precious experience in witnessing and being witnessed. Group dynamics ‘tenderlymirror our inner landscapes and patterns of relating to another in the outer world. A group transforms to become a ‘sheltered refuge’ to feel safe, seen, acknowledged and nurtured.

Over time the sacred collective becomes an incubator for validating strengths, creative risk-taking and practising new ways of being. The most significant benefit of group membership is alleviating isolation and social/cultural alienation. “I am alone” or “this is a shared experience” becomes the significant voice of interconnection.

As the group solidifies, the inter-personal connection grows, and the individual feels fostered.

Typically a closed group has 5-7 humans journeying unhurriedly together. As a group leader, I focus on creating a climate of ‘choice’ and ‘experimentation’. Each ‘being’ in turn honours their preference to deep dive or float on the surface, affirming their curiosity and interest.

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What you can expect from me as a group leader ?

  • Deftly traverse expressive art therapy, Psychodrama, somatic practices and process work to contain relational safety and trust
  • Offer warm, attentive, spacious creative processes.
  • Create an experiential, depth-oriented and integrated experience.

Training and experience as a group leader.

  • Rigorous and ongoing extensive training and supervision in group therapy including process work and Psychodrama.
  • 15+ years of experience in leading multiple in-depth multi-cultural layered group intervention(s). These have included unstructured intensives, semi-structured personal growth intervention(s) [eg. growth labs, self-awareness workshops, relating to self/other etc], leadership & diversity and post traumatic growth.
  • Currently leading ongoing group(s) for humans who experience homelessness, oppression, marginalisation and adversity.

Fee(s)

  • Sliding scale 40-60 AUD per session [90 minutes-Online] [Self-paying individual].

Expression of interest [With NO waiting time]

  • In person for leading creative play, pyschodrama and movement oriented group(s) for school aged students, teens or young adults from CALD/ BIPOC background(s) seeking culturally safe space(s) to nurture strengths [Fees on enquiry].
  • In person for leading somatically anchored generative expressive art(s) group(s) for adults seeking post traumatic growth, resilence and enhance self-esteem. [Fees on enquiry].

Next steps

  • Record your interest in the upcoming open group beginning May 2022.
  • Book time to discuss groups for your Agency/ organization/school in 2022.
  • Constitute a group with like-minded peers, colleagues or friends on the theme of your choice.

Healing is an ongoing, organic process, not a single “big bang” moment.