Throughout this group, you will be introduced to some handy tools that may be able to help you manage the impact of trauma, as well as other stresses that you may face in your life.
- KNOWLEDGE – You may have heard the saying, “knowledge is power.” Many women are comforted when they learn that how they have responded to the trauma and abuse in their lives is a “normal reaction to abnormal events,” and also that they are not alone in their experiences.
- AWARENESS OF HOW YOU ARE ALREADY BEING RESILIENT (even if you don’t think you are)
- SELF-COMPASSION – Being gentle and kind to yourself can contribute a lot to your healing
- SKILLS FOR MANAGING PANIC/ANXIETY SYMPTOMS
- Diaphragmatic breathing
- Grounding and mindfulness
- Guided imagery – calm place
- Containment – of distressing thoughts, emotions, body sensations
- SKILLS FOR MANAGING NEGATIVE THINKING PATTERNS
- Monitoring for “thinking traps”
- Thinking through beliefs and thoughts