Support Group Guidelines

Positive Group Dynamics

A supportive community is shown to greatly increase our ability to change behaviors and stay positive through challenges. The following guidelines are strongly encouraged.

  • Share your ideas and get involved in the process.  Your unique perspective is valuable!
  • Actively listen to others without thinking about how you are going to respond
  • Allow everyone equal time to participate by not dominating the conversation
  • Show respect for who is speaking by refraining from side conversations
  • Stay open to new ideas and new ways of doing things by challenging your way of thinking, beliefs and habits
  • Ask questions for clarification if something is not clear
  • Show respect for others if you disagree
  • Honor the confidentiality of the group
  • Have fun!