"The House Group"...A Mental Cleaning Process
by Deborah McMahon
The other day as I was running around, a woman approached me and
said that her husband had always wanted to do therapy but that
they had never been able to afford it. I have heard this over
and over again and I have done many community services with group
processes to help people take a look down the hall of self exploration
and therapy. For some reason when this woman spoke to me, I felt
compelled to do something... rather to create something..to help
people get help who can not afford the price of weekly individual
therapy. The result of my thinking was
The House. "The House" is a 12 week group process of exploring lives together.
It consists of three four week groups of which you can take one
or all of them. The first group is called "The Foundation Group".
This group addresses family systems concepts with family sculpting,
family roles and rules, and family secrets. The second group is
"The Building Group". This group addresses your current life system
by examining beliefs, issues, goals, and relationships. The third
The Chimney Group. This group explores spiritual beliefs, God definition, creating
your own principles and life, and definition of the true self.
"The House" offers the opportunity to examine your life in the
past, and in the present. It will be especially exciting to watch
the people in the group create new futures. I am anxious for input
and feedback on this concept. The group will meet weekly and the
cost will be $40 per 2 hour meeting. People in the first group
will have priority in filling the second group and people in the
second group will have priority in filling the third group. I
find the group to be a new and exciting challenge and I hope to
hear from anyone who is interested. The group will start in March.
If you are interested, please call me and tell me what day of
the week would be best for you to attend the group.
For information, call:
DEBORAH MCMAHON M.F.C.C.