Groups are powerful catalysts of change, for better or for worse. In recovery, we find a new tribe that’s committed to healing, leaving the old gang committed to playing small. In recovery, we learn that our circle of influence alters our outcome. So, we surround ourselves with those who call us up to a better life.
In my recent interview with sex addiction expert Geoff Steurer, we explored the power of groups, with an emphasis on group therapy. The second in the series of our improv road interviews, this conversation includes content I’ve never shared so publicly, focusing on the effectiveness of groups and the following other topics:
– Why group treatment is often difficult for people
– The definition of group therapy and how it works
– How group therapy helps people heal their attachment wounds
– The different types of groups
– How group can be a “classroom for connection”
– Why group can create ongoing accountability for recovery
– How group can be a “Higher Power”
Listen here: The Power of Group Therapy – Forest Benedict – Episode 30
Whether you’ve experienced the life-changing nature of a healthy group led by a skilled clinician or group therapy is a new concept to you, you’ll gain valuable insights from this podcast. If you resonate with what you hear, check out my Life After Lust Online Recovery Program, which provides a powerful group experience like that described in this podcast. It’s been exciting gaining new participants from throughout California, validating the widespread need for this kind of help.
“It is my hope that those seeking long-term freedom from sex & pornography addiction will lean into the fear of being seen and take the bold leap of joining a recovery group. When we come out of hiding, healing can begin.” -Life After Lust, p 96
For continued learning on the power of groups, check out the free chapter from Life After Lust called The Paradox of Pornography Addiction: What You Fear Most Will Heal You.
Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: Newsletter, Youtube, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you