Our Trauma Support Groups run for six sessions, fortnightly. Two therapists look after and guide the group through a number of themes common to individuals struggling with a legacy of complex trauma.

Themes include:

  • Experiences with Disclosure – How can we keep ourselves safe when disclosing, who to tell and how much?

  • Internal Separation – Understanding the internal split between my ‘Going on with Normal life’ self and my Traumatised self

  • Physical Manifestations of Trauma – Where and how does it live in my body?

  • Shame and Guilt – How do these impact me in my present life and what can I do to navigate them?

  • Revictimisation – Who do I let in my life? Letting go of those who can’t support my journey forward

  • Survivor Missions – Creating meaning and purpose, where to from here?

  • Safety, Stability and Connection – How to feel safe in your environment, your body and emotionally

  • Managing Strong Emotions in Recovery – Exploring the 90/10 reaction

  • Circles of Intimacy – How to safely navigate interpersonal connections after trauma

  • Family Connections – What contact if any do you have with your family now? How do you manage this?

  • Overcoming the Relational Template from Childhood – What was your role within your family system, do you find yourself re-living that role in other relationships/situations?

  • Trust after Trauma – Exploring trust in others, in your own judgement and in your body

  • Responding to Needs – Are you aware of your needs and how to meet them?

  • Managing My Window of Tolerance – Exploring potential triggers and grounding techniques

  • Self Care – Discussing the challenges associated with practicing self care and exploring self care techniques

  • Establishing Safety – How to feel secure mentally, physically and financially

  • Celebrations in Trauma – Coping with the holiday season and catching up with friends and family

  • Facing Change – Discussing different types of change, how they effect us and what we can do to help cope

Individuals meet in a safe, supportive environment that allows space for reflection and validation. It is well documented that Reconnection and finding commonality with others are integral parts of recovery. This group enables participants to connect with others who have had similar histories, while making sense of their own experiences.

Requirements to participate in the group are a minimum age of 18 years and that you are engaged in individual therapy.

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