Support Groups & Workshops
Hope Recovery offers a variety of support groups throughout the year based on demand. Here are some of the groups that we can make available online or in person to survivors of childhood abuse, domestic violence and/or sexual trauma. Groups are limited to 10 members unless noted otherwise and last for 1.5 hours. Some groups are only available online using the Zoom program (a free download for computer or phone). All support groups require a signed confidentiality agreement for privacy of member participation.
Groups are either open, semi-open or closed. Open groups allow new members at anytime. Semi-open groups take in new members on set weeks after the group has been notified. Closed groups will not take in new members once it is started, and those desiring to participate in the group will be put on the waiting list for the next start date.
Online support groups require a microphone and speakers as groups are voice participation. Please have a quiet location where you can have privacy and if there is significant noise, please mute your microphone until you wish to speak. Headsets help to reduce static and noise.
Support Groups are not a substitute for professional treatment and participants are encouraged to be in counseling or under the care of a psychiatrist if possible. These groups and workshops are for additional support in addition to professional treatment.
Here are groups available throughout the year. All groups are in Eastern time, both in person and online.
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The goal of this workshop is to improve skills of self-care, to manage triggers that may occur in various groups, to put in place as many coping skills as possible for groups. This also reviews guidelines and expectations of groups in general (specific groups may have additional guidelines due to the nature of their focus). This workshop is included here as it is recommended for many of our groups, and is available online in a self-paced manner, or in person lasting approximately 2 hours.
Addiction & Trauma
This group addresses the relationship between trauma and addictions. This group identifies coping skills and awareness of the various aspects of addiction as well as trauma. This group does not fulfill the needs of probation requiring treatment. It is voluntary group only. Format: Available in person and online, lasting 12 weeks. This is a closed group limited 10 members.
Binge Eating and Trauma (BET)
This group is for survivors who have been diagnosed with a binge eating disorder and are seeking recovery and support. It provides accountability, information, education and focuses on discussions on recovery, self-worth, struggles, successes and more. Format: Available online only and is an ongoing group. This is a semi-open group limited to 10 members.
Coping with PTSD
This group is a discussion on how to cope with the symptoms of PTSD, and what to do to help manage, addressing feelings, thoughts and actions to help cope with PTSD. Allows members to learn from each other about what has helped while reducing the isolation of having PTSD. This group recommends the Self-Care Workshop. Formats: Available online or in person lasting 6 weeks. This is a closed group.
Creative Journaling for Trauma Survivors Workshop
This is an experiential group format where survivors of trauma will focus their time on journaling in a variety of ways and utilizing the journal to help with coping and recovery. Formats: This group meets in person for 3 hours. Group size is limited to 6 members.
Faith and Recovery Support
This group is for survivors of trauma who are seeking to discuss how the Christian faith is impacting their healing progress and to discuss ideas for managing faith in the midst of recovery. Formats: This semi-open group is available online and is an ongoing group.
General Trauma Support
This group is an ongoing support group that addresses issues such as emotions, self-esteem, coping, effects of trauma, PTSD, forgiveness, spirituality and more. This group recommends the Self-Care Workshop. Formats: Online and In-Person. This group is semi-open and members will be accepted on a limited basis as the group has space available.
Grief, Loss and Trauma
This online support group addresses the feelings, thoughts and coping with grief and loss after trauma. This includes unexpected loss that is traumatizing. Sharing of experiences may be allowed based on the week’s focused discussion, except for graphic descriptions to prevent triggering. This group recommends the Self-Care Workshop. Formats: Online and in person lasting for 6 weeks. This is a closed group.
Female Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group
This group is for women who have survived sexual abuse as a child or sexual assault as an adult. It focuses on discussions on recovery, coping, self-worth, and more. This group recommends the Self-Care Workshop. Formats: Online and in person lasting 12 weeks. This is a closed group limited to 10 members.
Supporting Survivors of Trauma
This group is for those who care and love a survivor of trauma with PTSD and related issues such as addictions, depression, and more. This group also addresses self-care for the friend or partner of a survivor. Format: This is an ongoing group. This is a semi-open group limited to 12 members.