This support group has been created specifically for sensitive introverted women who have been hurt, abused in some way, misunderstood, suffer from things such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, who would like friendship and support from others like yourself with the intention of being built up and creating a better life for yourself. If you're an extravert and would like to join you're welcome too. I just want to make sure that the quieter ones have a chance to share as well if they want to. So often in groups there are those who do most of the talking and others who say very little. I'd like to try to achieve a bit more balance if possible.
I personally know what it is like to have depression, anxiety, and to have a disability. I have had years and years of bullying so I know what it is like to find it hard to trust people. I'm slowly turning my life around. I'm a kind and caring woman who genuinely wants to offer acceptance and support to any woman wanting or needing it. The only thing I hope to get out of it personally is the satisfaction of knowing I'm making a real difference in the lives of those who need it and getting to know some lovely, genuine, caring women.
I'm hoping to attract women who are genuinely interested in being part of a group of lovely women where you will feel accepted, understood and that you belong. Please only join if you sincerely intend to come along. I'd rather not have a a whole bunch of members who never actually come along to any meetups or who don't turn up after RSVPing 'yes'.
i have just taken over from Karen as the organiser and I'm honoured to have this opportunity. I'm aiming to have monthly meet ups and hold them in the centre city of Auckland preferably in the weekends. But if anyone wants any support or someone to listen too I'm here if you need me. My email add is email@example.com or get me via here. Kind Regards Jessie
Ideally I think it's probably best to keep Meetup numbers fairly low if I can, say between 4 and 6 at a time, so it's manageable and easier to get to know one another, however if more women are keen to come along I don't really want to discourage them either. If there is enough demand there is always the option of splitting the group according to the area members live, for example.
If members are keen it'd be great if as many as want to will keep in touch with one or more other members between meetups because a month is a long time to wait for support and encouragement and I know many of you won't be able to make it every month anyway.
If this sounds like you and you're keen, I'd love you to join us and look forward to meeting you soon. Feel free to message me if you have any questions or concerns. I'll be happy to help in any way I can.