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ACoA- Psychotherapeutic group

Therapeutic group for Adults,who are struggling with childhood wounds.

Family as a place where we learn to love and build relationships by its nature should be a safe and empowering place.However, this is not always the case.

For many years, the Center has been conducting group therapy for Adults who have experienced difficulties in their families of origin.Often such a family did not fulfill the basic tasks towards children.

There could be addictions, physical, mental or sexual violence. Parents may have suffered from personality disorders, and the family situation may objectively seem complicated.

Sometimes it could also be that on the outside the family was perceived as well-functioning, and inside there was a great emotional coldness, and the parents could not cope with their parental roles. There may have been overprotectiveness or, on the contrary, over-controlling. Parents could be focused on themselves and their professional tasks, and children could be physically well-groomed (they had enough to eat, were well dressed, went to extracurricular activities), but there was no warmth, support and unconditional acceptance.

In order to survive in such an environment, the child learned new behaviors and patterns of conduct. Over the years it deepened and perpetuated. During their childhood, the roles children took on helped them survive in a difficult family environment.

In adult life, these patterns are often a source of suffering and a sense of isolation from the world.

The difficulties that these children encounter in adult life can be observed, among others, in the following areas:

1. Inability to build lasting, deep relationships.

2. Lack of skills in dealing with anger (suppression or outbursts inappropriate to the situation).

3. Decreased self-esteem. Desperately seeking approval from others.

4. Feeling of not fitting in with the world.

5. High self-demand and powerful self-criticism.

6. Difficulty making choices.

7. High loyalty to people even when relationships are harmful to them. The need for acceptance and the fear of rejection are so strong that such people often stay in addictive relationships.

The good news is that the practice of psychotherapy has a very high rate of recovery for Adult Children from difficult families. Group therapy is very popular and effective, where the multitude of experiences of other people struggling with similar difficulties, under the guidance of professional therapists, accelerates the recovery process.

If you are interested in the topic, we invite you to join a therapeutic group where other Adult Children walk together. Meetings in the online formula (zoom platform) last 12 months. Single sessions last two hours with a 15-minute break (Saturdays 10.00 - 12.15). From 6 to 12 people can participate in the group. In our center, group therapy is conducted by two therapists - Piotr Buciński and Katarzyna Kozłowska. Several consultations are required before being admitted to the group.

If you are interested in this form of professional therapy, please contact us: Tel.: + 353 876 494 555,