By understanding the similar problems of others, and getting validation for struggles from other men with ADHD, participants are better able to clarify their own problems and eventually overcome them.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2012
Many men cringe when they hear the word ‘therapy’; and for good reason. For most men, talking about their personal thoughts and feelings is the last thing they want to pay money for. But for men suffering from Adult ADD, research has shown that group therapy can serve as a significant tool to help manage their difficulties associated with the disorder.
The Sachs Center’s new ADHD Therapy Group for Men is specially designed for men who are looking for methods and techniques to improve the following executive functioning issues commonly associated with ADHD:
- Time Management
- Impulse Control
- Organization and Planning
- Emotional Control
- Starting/Finishing Tasks
By improving these functions, individuals can overcome many of the basic skills needed in daily life and work functions. And doing this in a group setting has several advantages over individual therapy. In addition to lower cost, participants in the Men’s ADHD Therapy Group at the Sachs Center will also have the opportunity to learn how to manage their ADHD with support from others. By understanding the similar problems of others, and getting validation for struggles from other men with ADHD, participants are better able to clarify their own problems and eventually overcome them. As they develop a stronger sense of responsibility and accountability to the group, and ultimately to themselves, participants often find that their purpose in life becomes clearer. They also learn that their actions impact others, and how to take responsibility for becoming they men they want to be.
There are several different ways to run an ADHD group. The Sachs Center has found it most effective begin with open-ended discussion and spend the rest of the time on structured activities that focus on skills the participants want to learn. The Group begins with a brief check-in, offering each person the opportunity to talk about how his week has gone and let others know how he has done on tasks he’s been working on. The Group then focuses on a specific ADHD challenge and ways to make changes that will help make life more manageable.
Professional psychological facilitation by the licensed Sachs Center therapist helps participants explore their challenges with ADHD in a supportive environment. Male bonding, brotherhood, and camaraderie are all encouraged as supportive aspects of treatment, and participants find they look forward to the special bond of the Group each week. Serving as both mentors and peer support to one another, participants report having formed lasting and meaningful friendships.
The mere act of attending the group regularly – “showing up” for one’s self – can have a very beneficial long-term effects on group members, enhancing sense of self-worth and self-confidence. Numerous studies on men in Group Coaching have proven the significant improvement in helping members to heal emotional and psychological wounds, including depression, anxiety, anger, and shame.
To find out more about the Sachs Center’s new Group Therapy for Men with ADHD, visit us online in the window below, or call to speak with a therapist about the Group: 646-807-8900.