A new concept in group therapy is taking shape: existential holistic group therapy
A new concept in group therapy is taking shape: existential holistic group therapy.
An article written by The Quality of Life Research Center in Copenhagen, Denmark and published in Scientific World Journal (December 2003) describes this holistic approach as being much broader than traditional psychotherapy.
The article states that traditional group psychotherapy addresses the emotional aspect of our relationship with concepts such as death, freedom, isolation, and meaninglessness. The holistic group therapy focuses on a person's whole state of being, including the physical body, philosophy, thoughts and feelings on love, the purpose of life, spiritual dimension, and sexuality.
Existential holistic therapy conceives life to be basically good. The fundamental principles of
existential holistic therapy are that everyone has the potential for healing themselves and becoming loving, joyful, sexually attractive, strong, and gifted.