Group Analysis

Group analysis, which emerged from psychoanalysis, gives individuals in a group a frame in which life conflicts become accessible to deliberate recognition and treatment.

Every group member experiences

  • how they create and shape contacts within the group’s relationship web,
  • which problems and conflicts arise out of this,
  • how they affect the group and its climate,
  • how anxieties and resistances inside the group are addressed and treated
  • and what roles the respective members tend to.

The group analyst takes part in the group process and can thereby

  • identify and communicate the unconscious reasons for each member’s experiencing and behaviour,
  • use the knowledge of each member’s life story background to explain them the becoming of their conflicts
  • and show how these conflicts are experienced again in the group context.

These experiences can help the individual re-organize their relationships and their lives beyond the group context.