Sharing with peers can help group members gain a better understanding of themselves, while boosting confidence and self-worth. One of the most important aspects of the group setting is the unique interaction that it creates between peers. Those who are in the process of overcoming substance use disorder tend to feel less alone and more connected to others when sharing with a fellow person in recovery. It’s easier to open up to someone when you know they truly understand what you’re going through.
We base our group therapy on a commonly used behavioral health model known as the transtheoretical model, or the “stages of change” model. The stages include pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. The goal is to transition from a place of uncertainty, to a place of certainty in sobriety.
Typical Group Therapy
Group sessions are typically an hour long, and include but are not limited to: 12-step oriented groups, relapse prevention techniques, problem solving skills, gender specific groups, trauma, and expressive therapy group. Guests are encouraged to be open and honest with others, allowing them to get the most out of the group setting.
Seaglass therapists decide how each group will be structured, followed by an educational session and open conversation. Groups focus on a variety of topics such as self-worth, goal-setting, self-discovery and identity, processing feelings, and managing emotions. Group facilitators make sure to maintain an open environment where guests are free to express themselves. Seaglass Recovery is a judgement-free zone, providing a safe haven for guests to embrace their emotions and discover growth.