Being put in a group who has been through the same situation as you did is actually a great way to build relationship, this is otherwise known as group therapy session. This is the reality and it is just effective most especially among those individuals who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD and want to get done with it. As a matter of fact, PTSD groups can provide several benefits including reaching more patients, more cost effective and at the same time, provision for natural support group.
Not just that, it can help as well in gaining more control of both your feelings and emotions, diminish the symptoms of your condition and finally, enjoy life as how it is supposed to be.
Basically, there is a growing number of patients who were able to have positive results after their PTSD treatment. The reason for this is that, a lot of them are starting to find out about multiple therapies that are applicable to their condition and also, expand their knowledge about their condition. Group therapy is among those therapies that have been found to be advantageous because the groups are often small and survivors know exactly what others feel in these small groups. With this in mind, they can connect quickly to each other and be in a comfortable state. This is why even therapists are recommending group therapy as a way of processing trauma.
Besides, it’s a big help in building trust and confidence to share with the like-minded groups. As for participants who have depression as well as symptoms that are related to their trauma, being with the presence of the group can drastically help improve their symptoms and depression. In addition to that, it can also help reduce symptoms by way of encouraging the person affected to speak about the event, share their experiences and express their feelings.
One reason that the treatment is unsought by PTSD victim is for the fact that almost any discussion of offending trauma is really painful for them and it stirs emotions as well as memories of victim back to the event. And this is where the group becomes extremely helpful to these people because there’s no need to fill out or sign up on any forms or even feel that the entire group will be tracking their story.
As per experts, there needs to be a form of centering or inspirational reading at the start of every PTSD group therapy. It’s better if this is non denominational as any affiliation to religions or groups might feel as if it is a threat to them. When closing the meeting, there has to be yet another closing to achieve emotional balance before they leave.