Groups for Children, Teenagers and Parents

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What are children’s therapy groups? How do children’s groups work &what issues do they help with?

Within the group, the children come into contact with their feelings and themselves as they relate to the other members and to the coordinator.

We use experiential methods, creative & playful approaches (narrative, art, role-playing). In this way:

They approach and shape aspects of themselves and their image.

They experience, express and accept all their emotions, as well as those of others.

They connect, collaborate, and learn to get on with each other.

They understand themselves and others, on a path of mutual acceptance. They coexist, maintaining their personal identities.

They process issues that concern them in terms of their relationships with peers, adults, family.

Through group dynamics – even conflict – they learn and discover ways to relate to others and to overcome relationship obstacles.

What are adolescents’ therapy groups?

 

The adolescents in the group get to know each other, communicate, connect, experience and express feelings and needs. The group becomes a safe framework in which they relate to each other and test their relationships with the other members and with the coordinator.

 

How do adolescents’ groups operate?

Through discussion | experiential exercises | art tools and role playing

 

What issues do adolescents’ groups help with?

Shaping and strengthening self-image | expression and acceptance of feelings | coexistence and association | changing& enriching ways of relating to peers & adults | sharing the issues that concern them & new ways of managing them | leveraging team experience to deal with obstacles & conflicts

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What are parents’ groups? What issues do parents’ groups help with and how do they work?

We consider Parental Counselling a pivotal part of our therapeutic work with children as it is a process that supportsparents in their roles and thus can contribute to strengthening the child’s sense of security and can lead to a more satisfying family life.

 

Relevant experience shows that participation in a group Counselling processes is particularly beneficial for parents/guardians, as sharing provides relief and enriches the parenting experience.

 

The meetings take the form of cycles of thematic units that include presentations by the coordinating psychologists and discussion/experiential exercises.

 

Parents/guardians have the opportunity to help decide on the issues discussed in the group by stating their preferences and suggestions.

 

The meetings aim to give an introduction toCounselling procedures and to introduce parents to each other with the intention of formingan ongoing group of parents for open discussions.