"Trauma is about the loss of imagination. One stops learning from experience, one stops imagining alternative futures for oneself and others. The world stops. The goal of trauma treatment is to free us from being trapped in our bodies so that we are free to be in our bodies, and from there imaginatively participate in the larger world."

-Bessel van der Kolk

Group Therapy
- for ACC sensitive claims clients

If you have an approved ACC sensitive claim - ACC provides in addition to your individual therapy an extra 32h each year for adjacent group therapy.

 

Group therapy is a unique chance to make additional important experiences in a moderated group setting. The experience of a group can be daunting, but also providing many opportunities to experience support and also a connection with others that else has been disrupted through trauma.

Many of our groups are aimed at providing a more creative, non-verbal and body-based focus to allow for a different therapeutic experience and to utilize other pathways of change that often get left behind in more traditional therapy approaches.

Enrolling in Group Therapy

The easiest way is simply to register online below in the group therapy format that you would like to participate. One of our clinicians then will get in touch with you (and your lead ACC therapist) to discuss the process the further process.

If you have any questions about our groups or availability please contact us at groups@talktherapy.co.nz or simply call or reception at 027 845 7755.

Upcoming Groups

  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy - A mindful approach to learning emotion regulation
    4th Term 2021 - exact time to be determined
    Napier
    DBT has been a well proven therapy form to help clients with intense emotional experience to learn to self-sooth and regulate otherwise difficult and unbearable emotions. Engage in this vital part of the DBT programme the group therapy format!
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  • My body, my home - Body-based Exploration Group
    4th Term 2021 - exact time to be determined
    Napier
    Movement and body-based approaches will be used to re-establish a basic sense of connection to and within the body by increasing body awareness and an embodied sense of self and safety.
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  • Creative Therapy for Connection
    3rd Term 2021 - exact time to be determined
    Napier
    A variety of arts modalities will be used to explore emotional regulation and social interaction. Group members creative expression will be encouraged and supported. No prior knowledge or experience with any arts modalities is required.
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  • Moving to Connect-Body-based Group for Neurophysiological Repatterning
    3rd Term 2021 - exact time to be determined
    Napier
    This group programme focuses on exploring and repatterning Patterns of Total Body Connectivity in a structured and safe way. Repatterning aims at giving and increasing attention and awareness to each of these patterns, effectively increasing body awareness and embodied sense of control.
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