Weekly Group Schedule
Every Tuesday-Thursday, 4:00-7:00pm
You are so brave for even considering treatment with the word trauma in it. Learn more about our weekly groups below.
We will check in regarding how the previous week went and discuss any issues that came up over the weekend.
Cultivating Healthy Relationships Group-4:20pm-5:30pm
In this group, we delve deeper into the concepts of attachment and mentalizing with an emphasis on experiential learning and development of skills. Participants will consider how childhood experiences impact their adult relationships. Trauma can hinder our capacity to develop self-awareness and also trust and closeness with others. This can result in isolation and loneliness. In this group, we will strengthen skills in taking care of ourselves in relationships while being mindful of the needs of others. We will practice “thinking about thinking” and “keeping mind in mind.” The objective of the group is to increase participants’ belief in their effectiveness in building and maintaining healthy relationships.
Psychoeducation Group: Coping with Trauma-5:45pm-7:00pm
This group designed to help participants understand trauma and how a history of trauma can impact one’s daily life and relationships. Each week, the co-leaders or guest presenters will provide critical information for understanding trauma and effective coping strategies. This includes a discussion of What is Trauma and Attachment?, Exploration of the Self and Relationships, Understanding Emotions, Memory, and the Brain, and Discussion of PTSD, Depression and Self-Destructive Behaviors. Group discussion will enable members to explore ideas more fully. Patients will receive a workbook of material covered in the group.
There are many specialized treatments being offered, but a critical first step in dealing with trauma is education. We have found that even people who are in individual treatment for trauma still benefit from a foundational psychoeducational group that helps them define their trauma, understand their symptoms and evaluate treatment options. This information empowers them to set their own course for recovery with hope and understanding. The relationships they form with fellow group members provides powerful support and sense of community.