. HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED TRAUMATIC EVENTS IN YOUR LIFE
. THAT ARE KEEPING YOU FROM MOVING FORWARD?
Do your friends & family keep telling you to get over it and move on, but you seem unable to?
DID the traumatic experience leave you with anxiety, depression, anger, panic attacks, nightmares, flashbacks, triggers, dissociation &/or traumatic amnesia?
DID you experience a life threatening event?
ARE you the survivor of a car accident, fire, flood or extreme weather event?
ARE you the survivor of an interpersonal assault, such as a robbery, home invasion, or sexual assault?
ARE you the male or female survivor of prolonged interpersonal assault such as child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence or stalking?
HAVE you grown up in a neglectful home or are the child of a hoarder?
ARE you the survivor of psychological abuse or terrorizing?
WERE you a witness to violent crime, accidents, abuse or other traumatic incidents?
ARE you a first responder or emergency services worker?
ARE you a veteran or refugee, or have lived in a war-zone?
ARE you the 2nd generation child of a victim of war or internment?
HAVE you experienced secondary trauma through harmful responses by family, friends, or service providers?
. WE CAN'T ALTER LIFE THREATENING EVENTS
. BUT WE CAN ALTER HOW THEY AFFECT THE QUALITY OF OUR LIFE
This self help group will allow you to join others in learning about PTSI/PTSD and how to manage our new lives. We promise at each meeting we will learn a new coping skill to help manage the effects of trauma. This self help group promises to move beyond actively listening to actively supporting.
Our hope is to eventually create a "trauma tag team" composed of other survivors willing to help others as they regain control of their lives. This is not a therapy group; it is a place for us to learn skills from one another, and to meet and speak with other survivors who've been there, who 'get it', and who are actively working to move beyond their trauma, forward into healthy lives.
. This group is 'non-denominational':
. it is open to adult survivors of any gender, race, age, religion, etc...