• Healing from Sexual Trauma

    Starts October 5!

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    Trauma is isolating; healing doesn’t have to be

    Trauma changes the way we think, feel and behave. It makes us believe that others can’t be trusted, that there’s something wrong with us, and that we somehow caused or intended for the traumatic event(s) to happen.
    This is especially true for survivors of sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, and/or exploitation, because of the stigma that surrounds these traumas.

    After this ten week psychoeducational support group you will

         ⭐ Understand how trauma impacted your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and relationships

         ⭐ Explore the science behind trauma responses

         ⭐ Learn strategies for managing triggers and flashbacks (get grounded and feel more stable)

         ⭐ Understand how stigma and myths around sexual violence contribute to feeling stuck in recovery

         ⭐ Challenge trauma based beliefs

         ⭐ Learn to confidently express your needs and maintain boundaries

         ⭐ Develop trusting relationships with others who experienced similar experiences

         ⭐ Reconnect with the fun side of sex and explore positive sexuality after trauma

    About the facilitator

    This group is facilitated by Emilia Pacholec – a Registered Psychotherapist and founder of New Moon Psychotherapy. Emilia is a member of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists and is a firm believer that you can heal from trauma, no matter how impossible it might seem.

    “This group is my favorite to facilitate and I think it offers the most value. Women who experience sexual violence are isolated. They find it hard to connect, they feel judged, ashamed, and believe that they’re alone with their pain. I hear so many say that they should be over it by now or that they don’t think they’ll ever be able to. This group challenges this for them – something magical happens during these sessions. It’s amazing when people who felt so alone find safety and are able to heal together and support one another. My goal with this group is to create a safe space for women to share, find hope, and begin to establish safety and connection. That’s something you can’t get out of individual therapy”

    Interested? Got Questions? Reach out today!

    We understand that reaching out for help and joining a group can be uncomfortable.

    Our team is happy to answer your questions so that you feel comfortable (or less uncomfortable) getting started.

    Call, text, or email using the information/form below. When you reach out our administrative team will answer your questions and learn how we can help you.

    Prefer to book on your own? Don’t want to wait for the office to open? Click the link below to schedule a consultation with the group facilitator.

    We will connect you with the group facilitator for a free 15-minute consultation.

    This is a chance to meet with the group facilitator, discuss your needs, and explore whether this group is the right fit for you.

    After the consultation, if it’s the right fit, you’ll be registered for your first group session and begin your healing journey!

    It may be hard to believe now but recovery from sexual violence is possible. We’re here to support you along the way.

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