Collaborating with a diverse group of women who share similar feelings and experiences battling an eating disorder is a powerful vehicle to achieving lasting recovery.
It is an excellent opportunity and support for clients to learn and process together. There are a great number of benefits from group therapy including normalizing (group members learn that they are not alone in their battles), support and acceptance (group members learn compassion and empathy for themselves and others), interpersonal skills, and confrontation of unhealthy behaviors. At Selah you will find a diverse group of women and girls who are understanding and anxious to life life together in recovery. Not everyone will have the same triggers or severity of symptoms, it is helpful to know that you are not alone. Many of our clients find lifelong friendship and a special bond with their Selah family.
There are many different types of group therapy programs available for our clients. Individualized treatment plans will outline how they fit in the overall schedule and best helps clients meet their goals. A bonus that comes from participating in a group is the chance to role play challenging situations. This comforting and safe environment is great for building confidence and practicing recovery skills. Some groups may even take outings to practice in real life. For example, take a shopping challenge to the local mall.
These types of group therapy and support programs include: