"It is easy to break a chopstick, but they become unbreakable when we put them all together."

Chinese Proverb

Group Therapy, Workshops & Retreats

There’s a unique manifestation of healing that comes from being in community. Working together in group therapy has huge benefits:

  • Increased self-esteem
  • Tools for communication
  • Peer support
  • A greater awareness of our social habits
  • Access to different/new perspectives
  • Increased tolerance for difference and lack of control
  • Skills with non-verbal communication


Group Therapy Techniques

Using Mindfulness techniques and tools from Non-Violent Communication, attending one of Heartwood Arts Therapy’s group workshops or retreats is a great way to connect to others without relying on words. 

Each group begins by setting ground rules that everyone who is part of the group contributes to. In this way, the therapy sessions have the right foundations to be a true supportive and loving community.

Keep an eye on this page for the next sessions held in the Nelson/Tasman region and all over New Zealand.

Group Therapy