Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Primary Purpose

The Primary Purpose

The primary purpose of a long term interactive group is to provide a setting in which the issues of codependency emerge spontaneously ... Interactive group therapy works best when members discover themselves behaving inside the group much as they do in real life – being distrustful, controlling their feelings, sacrificing their own needs to ensure that others are taken care of, revealing only carefully chosen parts of themselves ... when they finally understand that those behaviours reflect habitual and unconscious patterns, the group can become a laboratory for experimenting with alternative behaviours ... 

Dr Timmen Cermak:  Diagnosing and Treating Co Dependency (pgs 88-89)

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