Over recent years there’s been a growing recognition that Group Coaching sessions, even in virtual settings, enhance and accelerate individual learning and development.
The synergy that is created when people come together to work in these groups transcends the collection of individual efforts. The group takes on a life of its own, and the group dynamic processes that result have an impact far beyond what the collection of individuals working alone could accomplish by themselves.1
1. Handbook of Social Work with Groups, Charles D. Garvin, Lorraine M. Gutierrez, Maeda J. Galinsky, Eds. Copyright © 2004, Guilford Publications.
Benefits of Group Coaching
Each member of the Group will be asked to sign a Group Covenant which outlines some general housekeeping rules, common courtesies in a group setting, expectations of participation and confidentiality.
Each member of the Group will be asked to sign a HIPAA Release. HIPAA is explained in the FAQ.
Customized to Fit Your Needs
Each Group can be customized to fit your specific needs. That means the day and time you’d meet, how many total sessions you desire, and what you hope to achieve in the Group. I will try to work with you on a schedule you propose, keeping in mind that it has to work for all the members.
Examples of Groups
These are suggestions but you can create a group based upon any health-related topic of interest. Keep in mind that health involves mind, body, and spirit.
BYO – Group Members
You can bring your own group members. Here’s suggestions:
Or Create an Open Group
If you don’t want to bring in your own members, you can create a group and we can promote it on this page as an OPEN Group. Once enough members join, we can begin coordinating details.
Meet via Zoom Web Conferencing
Zoom is very user friendly. It doesn’t cost you anything extra. It interfaces with Mac, Windows, Linux, Chromebooks, IOS and Android. It’s similar to Skype if you’re familiar with that. It has some other features I like, including screen sharing from any device. Prior to our Group Session, all members will receive an email with a link to “Join Session” and it’s only a few clicks and you’re in with your Group just like that. And you didn’t have to fight the traffic!
Pay for Group Session First
Make sure you have paid for your Group Session before joining the Group. The Group Covenant emphasizes your commitment to attend each session unless there is a legitimate emergency, in which case you should contact me as soon as you know.
Once Group Starts, it’s Closed
Due to the confidentiality of Groups and the trust building component, new members are not able to join an existing Group. You can always create another Group.