What we're about

12/14/2021- This group is temporarily on hiatus. No group meetings until further notice. I may not be checking this account's messages or join requests regularly.

A support group for those diagnosed PTSD or any related trauma. If you have experienced trauma of any sorts, have PTSD, even non military, grew up with abuse, this group is for you.

Expect to find a supportive, non-judgmental environment with complete confidentiality within the group. We are a peer led support group, meaning no healthcare professionals leading the group. This is for survivors only in the beginning; we plan to discuss allowing supporters and caregivers at a later date.

Until covid-19 precautions are lifted this will be a zoom only group. There are no longer any geographical suggestions for belonging to the group. At a later date, I would like to augment this virtual group with an IRL group somewhere near St.Petersburg FL.

Trigger Warning: This group will deal with topics such as but not limited to: PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Abuse, Childhood Abuse, Rape, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Self Harm, Anxiety, Religious Abuse, and Survivors of any kind of Trauma.

If you're alive now to read this and have experienced trauma in your past, you are welcome here. Survivors only, please. We love our supporters but we need a little space of our own.
Some ideas of what I thought we could share, in no particular order: share coping skills, talk about our current challenges, tell our story, find out we are not alone or wrong or dispensable, see others like us, share stories of triumph and sometimes failure, help each other stay sober, learn from others, be free of judgment or expectations for just a little while, maybe cry a little, and then shed happy tears, maybe learn to trust again perhaps, just a little, be there for each other, help develop your own personal support network, meet other Survivors, find inspiration, be someone's inspiration for climbing out of this black hole of Trauma, and feel alive right now this very minute in this breath.

About your group moderator: he is an adult male survivor of childhood catholic clergy sexual abuse, recovering alcoholic, husband to my wife for decades, lover of books and food, avid cook, humanist, son of a veteran father, son of an immigrant mother, ally to LQBT+ and BLM & all colors, agnostic/ budding Buddhist (yes, it's possible), adventurer, traveler and scuba diver.
Our Disclaimer: This is a peer led group; there are no mental health professionals here. I am not a therapist, nor a meditation teacher, nor an empowered Buddhist teacher. If you are in acute distress or having suicidal thoughts please call 911.

**Due to recent internet troll activity, we are now requesting all new members text chat w the group host before admittance. I'm really sorry to do this when you are reaching out and in a vulnerable place but this is to make sure you are entering a safe space. I know that I'm not going to get it a 100% right but we all do what we can.

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Weekly meeting of Survivors

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Weekly meeting of Survivors

Online event

Weekly meeting of Survivors

Online event

Weekly meeting of Survivors

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