Group psychotherapy uses group dynamic phenomena such as transference and counter-transference for therapy by treating several patients in a group.
It is a challenge for the participants to open up in the group and to put their issues at the disposal of the group. The reward of the work is regularly the therapeutic and developmental progress through the adoption of additionally enriching perspectives.
Me, you, us?
Result of interpersonal exchange processes
Thus, mental disorders of the individual can only be understood in the context of his or her social development and environment. Thus healing processes can only unfold if these social conditions are integrated. This can be done most effectively in a psychotherapeutic group.
(see H.H. Foulkes).
We are social beings...
... and yet unique!
Hardenings are broken open...
... and a new garden of possibilities grows.