(Made by the group)
Today we looked at the concept of growth and what we could do to increase growth as individuals and also as a group.
We started by discussing ideas for a promotional video with the aim to help increase the profile of the group while at the same time raising hope for others who have found themselves to be in such a sad and lonely place. While discussing ideas for the video group members talked about the benefits of attending the group and how it would be good to reflect this in the video. Below are some of the things they get from attending the group;
“Safe boundaries to share experiences”
“Male and female attendees”
“We have a laugh!”
“I Feel valued”
“I Can be honest”
“Relaxed space for everyone to contribute”
“I’m not judged”
“Lunch at the end”
“A helpful lighthearted approach to serious issues”
“A sense of camaraderie”.
As today was all about growth it seemed really appropriate to plant some seeds in pots and monitor how they change and develop over time. This seemed a good way to conclude today’s session as we can look at the planting of seeds as a metaphor for promoting change and growth in our own lives.