Online Support Groups – a great way to connect and receive the help you need.
In this day and age, with the access of technology, whenever we need information, we can immediately get it. We search what we don’t understand online, and can get everything we could need.
It’s practical to also be able to get information and support online as well. If you’ve been in a support group or individual/couple therapy, you know that therapy works because you can have a confidential relationship with a neutral party who isn’t emotionally involved with you. Therapy helps with gaining another perspective, and hearing messages and strategies differently. It allows you to observe and learn about other parts of yourself from another angle by learning and listening to others.
I have been facilitating in-person groups for over 15 years. Many of the people I work with are professionals who have very busy lives with kids, demanding jobs, and travel. It’s hard to get away and find time to take care of ourselves especially when we’re going through a crisis and need more support than usual.
My motto is…
“Get the support you need and live the life you want.”
I also believe in walking the walk and talking the talk.
I think people can get through anything if they have the right kind of support.
If you can’t get out of the office or spare a night to attend an in-person group, you can still do the work you need to do to transform your life from the loss in your separation/divorce, even if you wanted it.
My online groups are lunchtime Zoom meetings. They are confidential. I meet with every member of the group prior to joining so I know their history and how to support them best. We privately explore together whether or not this kind of support is ideal for them before they can join. Support is critical. Breaking the isolation during the time of a separation/divorce is essential. It’s hard to relate to your life and the people in your life like you used to.
As people, we need to be around like-minded people to completely transform the way we live and find a new way to live now. This is an active choice. You will work to figure out how you’re going to live now. You won’t just survive; you will thrive. Even if you didn’t want the divorce, you still have a choice now about how you feel and how you will move forward.
Take care of yourself and give yourself the opportunity to stay connected with people going through something similar. Process things together, and analyze situations a bit differently.
Grieve, learn, heal, and create a new vision.
In case the technology seems intimidating, new members will also attend a practice group session with me to work out the kinks before our sessions actually start. The groups are rich, and we will discuss many topics and themes together. It will be a transition to switch from working in-person to online for many, but once you familiarize yourself with it, you’ll find the same depth of connection and ability to relate to me and other group members.
Take care of yourself and get some support.
Go out and live the life that you want.
Contact us today for more information.