Provides a safe place to explore skills and resources for helping to restore a sense of safety and agency in the body.
Trauma can be broadly defined as “anything that overwhelms one’s capacity to cope”. When an individual experiences an intense or prolonged sense of panic, powerlessness, despair, or shame, and resolution to this distress feels out of reach, the mind and body activate survival instincts. These instincts aim to help us maintain basic daily functioning while simultaneously disconnecting us from the ability to enjoy life with a sense of ease, trust, playfulness, and connection. Trauma leaves us in a state of surviving, struggling to thrive.
This group provides a safe place to explore skills and resources for helping to restore a sense of safety and agency in the body. As trauma work can often feel intimidating and overwhelming, this group is designed to be a precursor or supplement to trauma processing and emphasizes preparation for the body and mind to feel equipped to handle further trauma work.
Objectives of Trauma 101 Group include:
-Understand how trauma impacts the body, the mind, and relationships to ourselves and others.
-Develop a vocabulary for understanding the autonomic nervous system
-Develop a comprehensive understanding of emotions
-Develop skills and resources to improve emotional and somatic regulation
-Decrease feelings of shame, panic, rage, or numbness
-Experience/practice relational safety and connection with other group members
**Please note that Trauma 101 Group is NOT for facilitating trauma processing or sharing of detailed narratives of individual trauma during group. The interactive components among members of this group focus on exploration of present-moment experiences relating to educational content presented by the group therapist.
** Trauma 202 is a secondary step to Trauma 101, Trauma 101 must be completed prior.
Start with a $50 deposit. We'll follow up with you after that.
Group Meeting Schedule
Tuesdays 5pm - 6:30pm
Perhaps you think the idea of joining a group sounds a bit intimidating. The truth is: IT IS! But we think we do some of our best work when we might feel a tad uncomfortable. We offer classes in a variety of different areas:
For those who are trying to learn more about themselves, go deeper, and enhance their toolkit on life.
For those who want to take their relationship from a 4 or a 5 to a 10.
Classes for as young as 2-5 all the way up to high school.
Classes focused around anxiety, depression, trauma, mood, OCD, and more.
Groups fill up quickly and have limited capacity. When we create a group we want to know that the people who are signing up are dedicated to this experience. Additionally, closed groups (meaning a group where new members cannot join halfway through) provide a much more cohesive experience in terms of support and curriculum.
A support group is generally peer lead, meaning by somebody who does not necessarily have training in mental health. These groups are focused on camaraderie and not feeling alone in a specific struggle. Thrive’s groups provide this aspect as well as a robust curriculum to gain more tools to battle emotional and mental health struggles. All groups are therapist lead and will feature a therapist whose expertise is in the given topic of the group.
Yes! In fact, a poll at Thrive showed that 73% of group participants found group therapy to be as effective or more effective than individual therapy. Plus, we don’t need a poll to tell you that it’s about a third of the cost.
We’re always happy to talk you through this portion. A lot of our groups have a specific diagnosis to them and that can be a good indicator if it is a good fit for you. You can also always speak with your therapist about the group, whether that therapist is with Thrive or not.
Nobody wants to stay committed to something that is not benefiting them. We completely understand this. Talk to your group leader and talk to us and we will find a solution.
Groups are an amazing way to do some great work at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. Perhaps you think the idea of joining a group sounds a bit intimidating. The truth is: IT IS! But we think we do some of our best work when we might feel a tad uncomfortable.
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