Beyond the Couch with Dr. Sally Nazari
Celebrate Your Social Brain with Group Therapy!
Released: Aug 17, 2017
Today, we will be talking GROUPS with Katie K. May of Creative Healing Philly. Katie K. May is a DBT Certified, Licensed Therapist for Teens in Pennsylvania. She specializes in running groups for teens who experience anxiety, depression and self-harm behaviors, with a passion is helping clients learn to express and cope with overwhelming emotions in healthy ways so that they can move forward in life EMPOWERED and able to create their own path to happiness.
What We’ll Learn:
Katie and I discuss the ways that our group connections help us to build a life we want to celebrate. Katie shares some top tips for connecting in group therapy, below, and debunks some myths about getting started with groups.
Katie’s Top Tips:
+Our interpersonal relationships are one of the most powerful predictors of both our mental and physical health. People are happier and healthier, with lower rates of depression and greater overall happiness when they are connected socially.
+Take advantage of the "social brain!" We are by nature social creatures and are strongly influenced by what happens around us in our world. Be mindful of whom you surround yourself with and the choices these people are making as you are likely being swayed by their thoughts and behaviors too.
+Practicing gratitude for the people in your lives, how they have impacted you and why they are important to you can help you feel more connected and accepted socially. Each day reflect on something you appreciate about your loved ones and what you appreciate about this person. At the end of the week, find some way to connect face-to-face to express this gratitude and notice how your own mood improves as a result.
You can access Katie through her website at www.creativehealingphilly.com
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