They are relaxed, informal, respectful and non-judgemental. This environment makes it easier for you to be more authentic.
Your main task in a workshop is a simple one: to learn more about yourself.
There is no stigma attached to attending them, as everyone on the planet benefits from greater self-awareness.
There are no right or wrong answers in the group. Questions are asked without the answers being known in advance. Answers are shared in the spirit of a cooperative inquiry.
They are supportive, since everyone in the group has a shared desire to improve the quality of their lives. They can also provide you with the challenge of seeing things from different perspectives.
You can say as much or as little as you like: either way you will still be learning. (It is also true that the more you share, the more other people are likely to share, so the more knowledge you will get back.)
The facilitators of the group are there to ensure that everyone gets their needs met.
As a participant you have a voice to decide which topics to focus on. You also get to give feedback on each session.
You are more likely to be motivated to work on yourself in a group than you are on your own. You are more likely to learn and understand your relationships with others while being in the company of others.
These groups generate a lot of rich information. Your job is to cherry-pick the stuff that is useful to you.
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