Groups are an exciting, difficult and powerful vehicle for personal growth. In a group you have the opportunity to learn from your interactions with other group members and the facilitator about your interpersonal style, including your ways of interrupting and distorting contact. Groups can provide an immediate opportunity to experiment and to risk new ways of being with others. Often the group will provide a sense of closeness and belonging, an opportunity to connect and to grow. the assumption being that you will transfer what you learn from the group to the rest of your life.
Group process in the here and now is primary for investigation…attention to feelings within the group and toward other members. Awareness of opportunities for and fear of innovative behaviour. Opportunities for and expectation of each member participating emotionally, cognitively and behaviourally, although each member is free to work at their own pace.