Do you identify as LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual or other - often shortened to just LGBT)? Do you live on the Gold Coast?
Would you like to join a FREE group to help you focus on the qualities and strengths, that you bring to your relationships, family, workplace, and community?
Then keep reading!
If you identify as a member of the LGBT community, you have probably already experienced plenty of negativity in relation to your sexuality. Just take a look at some of the things that are being said as part of the same sex marriage debate.
Sometimes it can seem like the world is against you - a sea of negativity everywhere you look.
The field of psychology has been guilty of this over the years. For a long time, it focused only on psychopathology - that is, all the things that go wrong, even if it was in the attempt to alleviate the suffering, dis-ease and disorder in individuals and communities. But still ...
How is Positive Psychology Different?
Positive psychology on the other hand, concentrates on the strengths, and what is working well in an individual or community - and then looks at how these can be harnessed to enhance and improve life.
While there are certainly challenges associated with being a member of the LGBT community, these groups focus on helping you to build on the positives, many of which have likely come out of your experiences. For example, according to research, LGBT people:
develop empathy and compassion for others;
are free of restrictive gender roles (for example, same sex couples are better at dividing up the household chores);
tend to be more involved in social justice and activism;
- often build strong social supports and a sense of community.
Positive Psychology Group for LGBT People
Facilitated by two of our Gold Coast psychologists, these weekly personal empowerment workshops are designed to help you flourish and nurture your human spirit.
Over a seven week period, you will have the opportunity to reflect on what creating a meaningful and rewarding life will look like - for YOU.
The Positive Psychology Approach
At Guidelight Psychology, we embrace the positive psychology approach, and have a deep respect for each person as the expert in their own lives.
You will learn a range of positive psychology tools and strategies, to help you grow more deeply into your own personal power, and develop increased confidence, self-awareness and positivity.
Meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm over a seven week period, you will have the opportunity to reflect on what creating a meaningful and rewarding life will look like - for YOU. And - each participant is able to attend this group free of charge!
For the past 25 years, Guidelight Psychology has been helping people like you to create the life they want. If you would like to find out more, become a member of a future group, or just gain some guidance in a confidential one-on-one session, call us on (07) 5527 0123 or complete the contact form today.
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