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Welcome to the Toronto Trauma Survivor Group. This group was founded in February 2009, and it's been a pleasure, an education, and an adventure since then! Please join us.

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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? We can help!

DID you experience a life threatening event?

Are you the survivor of an interpersonal assault, such as a robbery, home invasion,
or sexual assault?
Are you the survivor of a car accident, fire, flood or extreme weather event?
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?
Are you a survivor of mobbing or extreme bullying?
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 is not a therapy group; it is not a place for us to 'tell our stories'. 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.

. Please read this page before applying to our group (http://www.meetup.com/toronto-trauma-ptsd-group/pages/Before_you_apply_to_this_group%3A/),
. or visit our new website at:
. https://torontotraumasurvivorgroup.wordpress.com/before-you-apply-to-this-group/

* THIS GROUP IS 'NON-DENOMINATIONAL'; IT IS OPEN TO ADULT SURVIVORS OF ANY SEX, GENDER, RACE, AGE, RELIGION, ETC...

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. (Please excuse our appearance while Meetup is rolling out their major changes!)

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"He who has overcome his fears will truly be free" - Aristotle

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"Human potential at its best [...] is to transform a personal tragedy into a triumph, to turn one's predicament into a human achievement." - Viktor Frankl

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"Unlike other forms of psychological disorders, the core issue in trauma is reality." - Bessel A. van der Kolk

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"A ship is safe in harbour, but that's not what ships are for." - William G.T. Shedd

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