Were You Bullied as a Kid? 8 Week Group for Adults
An 8-week Group for Adults who
-Experienced bullying, teasing, or being picked on as a kid
-Desire to share and process their story with others who get it
-Want to understand the ways in which it has affected them today—positively and negatively--particularly in relationships, self-esteem, and aspirations
-Want to grow and foster healing of those negative impacts and build on personal strengths
Benefits of Group
-Learn about the real impact of bullying
-Gain insight into why bullies bully and why you might have been chosen as a target
-Foster more positive relationship experiences
-Understand and build on your strengths
-Develop skills and resilience to finally move on
Begins Monday, June 5th from 10-11:30am - 8 Weeks
Time: 10:00-11:30 am
Where: 141 E. 35th St. (btwn Lex & 3rd)
Cost: $50 per session ($400 for 8 weeks)
About Group Therapy
Group therapy can offer a space, like in individual therapy, to process thoughts and feelings about your past and present experiences, areas where you feel stuck, patterns you want to understand or break, and hopes and fears about the future. Group often provides healing and growth through hearing from others who share your experiences as well as getting others' perspectives on what you share in group. This therapy group will pay special attention to the experiences members have had with bullying and how it has shaped them as an adult. We will dive into topics of self-esteem, relationships with others (from acquaintance to intimate partner), and issues related to confidence and achieving goals. Group tends to foster deep connection between the members in the group who share an interest in personal growth and taking action to make positive change in their lives.
I'm interested. How can I find out more?
The best way to find out if the group is for you is to call me for a free 15-minute consultation to share a bit of your story, ask questions, and learn a bit more about the group 917-689-6530. If we determine together that the group sounds like a good fit, we'll schedule a one-on-one complimentary appointment to talk further about the group and to give me an opportunity to learn about your needs and goals more in depth.
Is this group for women only?
This group is open to anyone interested in processing childhood bullying experiences.
How many people will be in the group?
This group will be limited to 8 so that there is time for everyone to talk and get support as well as an opportunity to build relationships within the group.
I'm interested but not available during weekdays.
Please send me a message letting me know your interest. I may host this group again in the fall.
I'm nervous about starting a group. How do I know if this is for me?
I completely understand how uncomfortable it is to start something so intimate and new. Group often brings up the same anxieties, insecurities, hopes, desires, and fears we have in social encounters and close relationships in our lives. This is the amazing thing about group because it creates a safe space to explore the emotions we experience in relationships so that we can understand them better, build confidence, address our weaknesses, and be more effective in relationships with those outside of the group.
Feeling discomfort in group therapy can actually be a benefit. That is when therapy gets really interesting. If you're brave, we can begin to talk about the discomfort, understand it better, gain insights, and learn more about our patterns and experiences in relationships.
What if the others aren’t like me and I don’t relate to them?
I meet with everyone one-on-one in advance of the group so that I can get to know your needs, desires, and goals. This also gives you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any hopes or concerns you have about the group. It’s important to me to choose individuals for the group that will be a complement to each other. I’m pretty good at this. If I don’t think the group is the right fit for you, I will help you find another group or resource that will be a good fit. If we do decide to move forward and you attend the group only to find that my group-matching meter was off, just let me know and I will help you find another group in the city to meet you needs.
If I call you to discuss the group, will I be obligated to join?
Nope! The phone call is for both of us to get a sense for whether it makes sense for us to meet and talk further about you being a part of the group. There's no obligation at all. I want you to be a part of something that will be a good fit for your needs. If this group isn't it, I will try to help you find a resource that is!
Have another question?
If you don’t see a question answered on here, please email me.
How Childhood Bullying Affects us in Adulthood
Here is a recent post I wrote on how the experience of bullying in childhood affects self-esteem and relationships in adulthood.
I'd like to sign-up, what should I do?
That's great! Please call or email to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation so I can learn more about you and we can make sure the group is a good fit for you! 917-689-6530 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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