Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Group Therapy

A quotation which, for me, sums up part of the value of group therapy. I came across it in the early 1990s when working at the Alder Centre.

"A Hasidic story tells of a man who went for a walk in the forest and got lost. He wandered around for hours trying one path after another, but none of them led out. Then abruptly he came across another hiker walking through the forest. He cried out, "Thank God for another human being. Can you show me the way back to town?"
The other man replied, "No, I am lost too. But we can still help each other in this way. We can tell each other which paths we have already tried and been disappointed in. That will help us find the one that leads out."

from "When all you've ever wanted isn't enough" by Harold S Kushner

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