Playful Process Group

Meeting Details
Meets Every:
  • Wednesday

  • 3:10
  • pm
  • - 4:50
  • pm
  • Group Held:
    This group meets virtually
    Communication Mode
  • Voice and Video
  • Practitioner Location

    286 Santa Clara Ave
    Oakland CA 94610

    Wheelchair Accessible
  • Yes
  • Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Public Transportation
  • No
  • Last Modified: Aug 24, 2021

    Description

    Each session of this ongoing process group begins with a guided playful somatic exercise. The playful body-based experience is intended to help participants connect with themselves and each other more deeply during the process group.

    This group requires an initial 3 month commitment.
    This group will be offered online until it is safe to be in-person again.

    Would you like to…
    Feel more connected to yourself and others?
    Gain insight into how others experience you?
    Practice new ways of being in authentic relationship?
    Give and receive support?

    Why Group Therapy?
    Group therapy is a powerful way to learn more about yourself and heal through relationship. Groups are a microcosm of the real world. Group is therefore a space where members can explore and work on interpersonal issues. Through group relationships, members explore their habitual patterns of connecting and have an opportunity to practice new, more constructive ways of authentically relating. The changes that occur in group can then translate into one’s relationships outside the group.

    Who is Group Therapy For?
    Generally, people come to group therapy to work on improving their relationships. Some of the specific issues that bring people to group include:

    -Anxiety, social anxiety, and depression
    -Struggling in friendships and/or romantic relationships
    -Feeling isolated from others
    -Difficulty managing or expressing anger
    -Feeling disconnected from one’s own emotions
    -Shame, perfectionism, self-criticism, or fears of other’s judgments

    What Happens in a Process Group?
    In a group session, members do their best to express their thoughts and feelings as freely as possible. Talking about issues outside the group, such as jobs, family, relationships, etc… is important and valuable. However, it is by expressing the feelings and thoughts which group members experience in the moment towards other group members (including the leader) that provide some of the richest sources of learning. It is through the relationships within the group that members have the unique opportunity to experiment with new ways of connecting and develop more satisfying relationships inside and outside of group.

    My Experience As A Group Therapist
    I bring a variety of experience to leading groups. Over the past 13 years, I have led support groups for individuals with eating disorders, DBT skills groups, as well as support groups for long-term HIV+ survivors. For the past five years, I have led groups that combine process group and improvisational theater. I am a graduate of The Psychotherapy Institute’s Group Therapy Training Program. I have also facilitated multiple workshops at the annual conferences of both The American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) and the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS). 

    More Information
    Please contact me directly at 415-828-4563 or e-mail eliz.ehren@gmail.com if you are interested in group therapy. You can also click here to schedule a free 15-20 minute phone consultation to discuss your interest.

    Group Details

    Group Ideal For
  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wanting to work through the following issues
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Perfectionism
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self-Acceptance
    • Self-Criticism
    • Shame
    Approaches
    • Drama Therapy
    • Improv
    • Process Group
    • Somatic Psychotherapy
    Open to People Who Live In
    California
    Ongoing Group
    Yes
    Accepting New Members
    Yes
    Number of Participants Allowed
    6
    Participants Asked to Attend
    3 month initial commitment
    Communication Mode
  • Voice and Video
  • Insurance Accepted
  • None
  • Fee
    $70
    Sliding Scale
    No

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