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Yalom's Curative Factors of Groups
Giving of oneself to help others
Relieves emotions by expressing one's feelings
Recognizing shared feelings & that one's problems are not unique
Accepts the fact that responsibility for change comes from within oneself
Discovering & accepting unknown parts of onself
Understanding what it was like growing up in one's family through a group experience
Accepting advice from other group members
Benefiting from the imitation of positive behaviors of other group members
Instillation of hope
Experiencing optimism through observation of improvement of others in group
Receiving feedback from group members regarding one's behavior [input]
learning successful ways of relating to group members [output]