Abandonment recovery happens in community as we share our unique journeys with one another. Meetings are open to all faiths, backgrounds, and past or present abandonment wounds. I am a Christian and believe that our greatest need is for connection and relationship with Jesus Christ. I encourage everyone to speak freely and openly about their own journeys and beliefs. Meetings are to be judgment-free and respectful to all people at all times.
I am not a therapist or mental health professional. I am just hoping to find like-minded people in the Denton area who also want to explore, learn, heal, and overcome abandonment wounds and the common after-effects and self-defeating patterns.
We have 4 options to choose from:
1. Support Group
Meets every other Saturday. Format is open and ongoing. The ultimate goal is to have enough participants (4-10 RSVP's) to form a circle and follow a standard support group structure of sharing in rounds with no cross-talk. There will be a topic questions each week to foster personal reflection and sharing, but free sharing is encouraged. When there are less than 4 RSVP's, the meeting is open and less formal. Just sharing over a cup of coffee. Confidentiality and no-advice guidelines always apply.
2. Abandonment Recovery Group
Meets Thursday nights for 13 weeks. We will be working through Susan Anderson's workbook "From Abandonment to Connection." Geared mostly toward healing after relationship break-ups, but can be applied to past abandonment wounds as well. Meetings include reading through each week's chapter, group discussion, homework/personal sharing. Once a group forms we will establish a start/stop date.
3. Grief Recovery Workshop
Meets Monday nights for 5 or 10 weeks. We will be working through David Kessler's Understanding Grief Workshop (5 weeks) and Writing Through Loss and Trauma (5 weeks). Geared toward healing after Significant Loss of any kind. Meetings include watching a video lesson, group interaction, and homework/personal sharing. Once a group forms we will establish a start/stop date.
4. Survivor to Thriver Group
Meets Wednesday nights for 12 weeks. We will be working through The Complex PTSD Workbook by Schwartz and Pete Walker's Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving. Geared toward healing from trauma and childhood abuse/neglect. Meetings include discussion from books, personal sharing and support, and homework. Once a group forms we will establish a start/stop date.