Psychotherapy groups are held by clinical psychologists / educational psychologists. The aim of the groups is to serve individuals with complex and severe emotional distress.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Group
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) incorporates both mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy as its therapeutic element. Through teaching mindfulness skills and carrying out psychoeducation activities, participants' self awareness can be improved and they can be better at identifying their emotions and ruminations. We advise participants to take a step behind, to observe their come-and-go thoughts and emotions, to accept their self and their surroundings which include the physical pain they encounter, their work, and their interpersonal relationships. From which, they learn how to gently get along with themselves and face their upcoming challenges and stress more skillfully.
Empirical evidence also shows that MBCT help to reduce depression and prevent its recurrence. Recently, MBCT has also been used to treat other symptoms such as anxiety disorders and insomnia.
Interpersonal Effectiveness Skill Training Group
Interpersonal relationship is an important part in our life. However, sometimes we might feel distressed because of ineffective communication or conflicts with others.“Interpersonal Effectiveness Group” will introduce a variety of interpersonal skills to improve communication with others. Skills like expression, empathetic listening, negotiation, and assertiveness would be discussed in the group through psychoeducation, group discussion, and role-play. We will guide you to apply interpersonal skills in daily life and to achieve effective communication with others.
Transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group
Research shows that nearly 50% of the people suffering from mood disorders are experiencing more than one mood problems, such as having both depression and anxiety disorders. Traditional psychological treatments target at one particular problem only. In recent years, however, many European countries and the U.S. practise the Transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is an all-rounded form of psychotherapy which incorporates different treatment elements, and targets at the common factors behind different mood disorders.