This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Unsureofwhattodo 6 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #71763
     Unsureofwhattodo 
    Participant

    Started a support group for battered women and this week is our 4th session of 8.

    It’s been great. Really helpful to talk to people that have been through this. Really helpful to learn relaxation techniques. All of it is great.

    Little nervous for the week we deal with trauma. My ex broke my bones many times. I get flashbacks sometime and it makes me sad and scared.

    I really wish the police would pick him up. He’s been charged, but they don’t go get him because he’s in a different province now. I don’t really get it and neither does my (detail removed by Moderator) support worker. Hoping they do something soon.

    Anyone else have success with support groups? I’m really enjoying it so much.

    Have a great day ladies. Stay strong

  • #71765
     KIP. 
    Participant

    Hi, I started my own group as there wasn’t anything local to me. Peer support is invaluable. Have you had trauma counselling? If you feel triggered by the discussion then please leave the room. There’s no point in undoing all the good work.

  • #71819
     Unsureofwhattodo 
    Participant

    Hi there KIP.

    yes have had trauma counselling before, just not for this. I’ve been in therapy for 20 years. Before all this happened.

    I will leave if I get to upset. But I think it will be good. Remembering in a safe space will be cathartic for me. I think.

    Won’t know until after (detail removed by Moderator). Looking forward to it.

    Glad you enjoy your group too!

  • #71923
     Unsureofwhattodo 
    Participant

    So just an update – today was trauma day. It was hard, but very helpful.

    So happy I started this group. It’s been the best thing ever for my recovery.

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