Connecting with each other.
The experience of suffering connects us to each other. Even if the source of our suffering appears different, each of us nevertheless experiences loss, impermanence, disappointment and vulnerability in the same way.
The group experience also helps us learn to hold differences with compassion deconstructing the construct of a separate “other”. My groups often integrate mindfulness and compassion practices with experiential exploration and group discussion. Sociometry also plays an important role by mapping relationships within the group.