Group therapy is a therapeutic modality that gives clients the opportunity to see themselves with other people in the here-and-now of the group. In addition to talking about their relationship issues, the group members learn how to experience their vulnerability and connection with others right in the present moment of the group. They learn to identify their feelings, notice their thoughts and examine their behaviors in their group relationships with other members and a therapist. They also receive feedback about how their behaviors and reactions are being perceived and experienced by others.
I find this modality to be a very powerful one because group work gives the clients the opportunity to separate the pain of their past emotional wounds from their feelings and behaviors in their present relationships. Thus they are able to begin relating to others free of their past attachments. For more information, read about relational therapy and systems perspective.