In the self-discovery model of group healing, everyone in the group is a student. The sharing of power in relationships defines the health of the relationship. No hierarchy is needed when people enter groups to help each other. The leadership of the group can be shared by all on a rotation basis.
The group members in the self-discovery group may decide to choose a rotation schedule. The main goal of the group may be short-term with the idea of splitting up to form new groups. Some people may choose to recycle–repeat the same group–before branching out to their own group.
Peer group resources:
Creating and Facilitating Peer Support Groups (Community Tool Box)
Online Peer Support Groups (for problem gamblers)
Find Support Groups (list of mental health support groups available)