5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Joining a Support Group
Support groups can serve as an effective resource to help you on your path to healing. At GUTS OC, we offer a variety of support groups to help our patients build confidence, find closure and move forward.
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider joining a support group:
Joining a support group helps you realize you are not alone. Although your experiences and emotions are unique to you, there are certain behaviors, actions and feelings that are very common among those who are on a similar, parallel journey. Support group removes the taboo of sexual assault, borderline personality disorder, ADHD and/or other mental health issues you may be facing. It validates your experiences in a safe and support environment.
Enjoyment in support group is real; the scary is gone! Laughter, trust and bonding over similar painful experiences and feelings helps with growth, closure and healing.
Having accountability from fellow group members takes away the resistance often found from family members, parents or other professionals. The bond that group members share is genuine and the compassion, empathy and care are real.
Understanding and having moments of clarity from people who have experienced similar trauma, intense emotions and maladaptive behaviors helps eliminate denial and makes way for acceptance.
Group activities build muscle memory and target specific maladaptive behaviors that are typically repeated over and over again outside of the therapeutic environment. Practicing adaptive behaviors in a safe environment with trusted people build the skills necessary to take these new, healthier, behaviors into the real world.
At GUTS OC, we offer a variety of groups throughout the year. Contact us to learn what groups we are currently offering and how our groups may help you reach your goals. Start living your best life today.
About GUTS OC:
We combine mental health services and state-of-the-art technology to help our patients obtain long-term results faster. Our specialties include therapy, micro current neurofeedback and life coaching. Our evidence-based approach has helped thousands of individuals, couples and families who have sought our help over the past 22 years. Our trained specialists are committed to educating & empowering our patients with the skills and mindset to live successful, happy lives.
GUTS OC is based in Tustin, CA but provides services to all of Orange County through in-person sessions and/or virtual therapy sessions via phone, chat or video.