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Specialty Groups for Recovery

07/21/2012

Beachway Therapy Center offers specialty groups on grief, loss, and trauma to further enhance the healing process in recovery. We offer these groups a safe, intimate, and confidential place for our patients to work through sensitive issues that may impact addiction. The patient’s primary therapist may recommend these groups to provide supplemental therapy and get a deeper understanding of underlying issues that may have resulted in or added to their addiction issues.

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Grief and Loss

This specialty group consists of individuals who have experienced grief and loss due to death or simply losing an important relationship in their lives. Over a six week time period, the group will:

    • Work through and identify the 5 stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Depression, Bargaining, and Acceptance
    • Share personal stories of “what happened” and what or who was “lost.”
    • Group discussion, support, and processing
    • Validation of Emotions (anger, depression, relief, guilt, shame, joy, happiness)
    • Gain coping skills through experiential exercises (setting boundaries, seeking and using support, meditation, prayer, helping others, creativity through music and arts)

Trauma/PTSD

This specialty group consists of individuals suffering from trauma and PTSD, due to tragic and traumatic events, including but not limited to: death of a loved one, an accident, sexual abuse, verbal or physical abuse, war, natural disasters, torture, witnessing a traumatic event, etc. Over a six week time period, the group will address:

    • Identification of trauma
    • Sharing personal stories and experiences
    • Validation of emotions (anger, depression, guilt, shame, anxiety)
    • Group discussion, support, and processing
    • Discussion of survival mechanisms ( dissociation, addiction, avoidance)
    • Self-esteem building
    • Self-Forgiveness
    • Release of negative emotions through experiential exercises
    • Coping skills through experiential exercises (setting boundaries, seeking and using support, meditation, prayer, helping others, creativity through music and arts)