Adjourning (mourning)

Finally, there comes a time when the group must disband (or adjourn). There may be a feeling of impending loss, but the main preoccupation will be with reminiscing and evaluating. Group members start to separate and focus on issues outside the experience, although frequently plans are made for reunions. The leader’s main responsibility is to help the group face the task and the social or emotional issues involved in its disbanding.