First Multi-lingual Group Counseling in History comes to Web

GUILIN,  CHINA – September 07, 2015 – Reliable group counseling by certified experts is now available online, according to a group of therapists, psychologists, and consultants who have coalesced to form Growthnet, the world’s largest multi-lingual network of Web-based group counselors.  According to founders John Toomey, Amy Chang, and Savithri Gandhi,  current technology allows services to be provided in several languages, with simultaneous interpretation soon to be available in 17 different tongues.

Programs like Skype, Google Hangouts, WebEx, and GoToMeeting have been used for years for business meetings.  More recently, educators have used these to conduct online classroom sessions. The psychological growth community has been slower to embrace these new technologies, due to privacy concerns, but methods are being developed to adequately address these issues. Many of Growthnet’s counselors come from, which has pioneered online psychotherapy in 27 countries for the last ten years.

Recent interactive  sessions have included Counselor Timo Kojonen on methods of Self-Knowledge, Brazilian Psychotherapist Izaura Vale on Jealousy, and Spanish Psychologist Clara Pavon on communication in relationships. Upcoming workshops include Barry Friedman’s Fun For a Change, which combines Laughter yoga, play, and Improv to generate a creative flow state, and Nataliya Laine’s workshop (in Russian) examining genetics, society, and the development of Identity.

In the works for 2016 is a series of open-ended conversations called Meetings of the Minds, based on Madame de Stael’s 19th century literary salons. These will incorporate free-wheeling discussions with accomplished international writers, scientists, philosophers, and thinkers on important cultural and social topics that receive little coverage in traditional or social media. Simultaneous interpretation in 11 languages will be available.

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