“What am I doing in this group?
I wont be comfortable talking in a group
I don’t want to share my therapy space
What if I don’t like other group members?
What if other group members don’t like me?”
This lecture aims to highlight themes around the terror of joining/being part of a group. It will draw from the facilitator’s personal experiences of struggling to join groups, perspectives of their patients who refused to join a group as well as those who are in a group. Further, this lecture is an attempt to understand this terror in the social political context as well as the family systems in India.