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We are a group of  women that know that have experienced early childhood trauma, or what it is now referred to as:  "developmental  trauma", which started from 0-3 years of age.  One of the main focuses with be on safety, and also "Attachment issues." (or lack of....)   Developmental trauma is often stated as "relational trauma."     Effects includes dealing with triggers, emotional regulation (affect), fear, and feeling "safe" and above all, restoring connection with self and with others.     It's easy to hear "that is in the past"---get over it!  But you cannot "get over" what is still alive today due to such early trauma, and this group is intended to share, process, and validate our experience and walk through our struggles to lead happier, healthier lives.

This group is for women ONLY who experienced early trauma specifically from their mother, likely that the trauma came out later, as an adult in life and affects your daily life, especially relational life with others.  Refer to Laurence Heller's book "Healing Developmental Trauma (How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulatoion, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship).   Other Specific issues are attachment problems, particularly insecure and preoccupied attachment due to not being securely attached within your own family(many resources on his subject-see Karen's book on "Becoming Attached".

This group is specific for abuse and the EFFECTS  developmental trauma, and is not intended for incest/sexual abuse/male perpetrator or other types of physical violence.  Additionally, This group is planned to be a CLOSED group for older (45-65), single, childless women ONLY and for women where there will be no healing with their moms and preferentially also with other family members, and thus, are faced with having to deal with this on our own.  The group design intends to be one where we are VERY SAFE to share whatever is needed to help each other through this healing process.    These affects are often severe, and for this group , there is "Nothing to heavy to share"....as the group is intended to embrace the grief and sorrow of this experience and support each other in healing. 


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Founded Jun 18, 2014
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