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What we’re about

Welcome to S.O.N.A., the Orlando chapter. This group looks to serve Survivors Of Narcissistic Abuse from all walks of life, orientations, and ages (16 and up). You can survive narcissistic abuse and learn to thrive. Together, we share our experiences, support each other, and provide helpful tips and resources as we embark on our healing journey.

Please, read our meeting rules and check our page often for updates to upcoming events.

Meeting Ground Rules

This is a mutual self-help and support group, not a therapy group. We support each other and, by doing so, find strength and hope for the future. There is no right or wrong way to recover from narcissistic abuse. Members attending our meetings will find nothing but acceptance, encouragement, and reassurance for the recovery path they choose. While we have all suffered similarly, each person’s path to recovery and wholeness will be different and at their own pace. Each of us is encouraged to participate to whatever extent we feel comfortable.

The following ground rules facilitate the development of trust in the group and enable us to share our thoughts and feelings with each other:

  1. Because confidentiality is essential, we expect that each person will respect and maintain the confidentiality of the group. What is said in the group is not to be repeated or discussed at any other time or place.
  2. We treat every member with the respect and courtesy that we want for ourselves.
  3. We are here to share our own feelings and experiences; we don’t give unsolicited advice.
  4. We do not use our meetings to solicit or offer services.
  5. We accept people just as they are, and we do not make judgments.
  6. We give everyone an opportunity to share.
  7. We have the right to speak and the right to remain silent.
  8. We give supportive attention to the person who is speaking.
  9. We do not interrupt.
  10. We have the right to ask questions and the right to not answer.
  11. We do not discuss group members who are not present.
  12. We begin and end our meetings on time.
  13. If you RSVP to a meeting, but need to cancel, as a courtesy, please, give at least a 24-hour notice. This allows an open slot to become available to another group member.

Even though our goal is to support each person, this particular group may not meet your needs. Please, ensure you can follow our rules when attending meetings. Failure to do so would prompt us to have you removed from the group and future meetings.