We offer numerous free support groups in a safe and confidential environment. Below is a listing of the support groups we are offering. If we are not offer the group you are looking for, our trained staff can assist you in locating groups in the area or you can search our database to locate them. We also use your requests to determine which groups we will offer, so please do call us if there is a group you would like to attend that isn't listed here. Please call us at (413) 545-0883 for more information or to register.
Love the Body Your In
This group is designed to help participants develop a more positive, compassionate relationship with their bodies through peer support, discussion, writing and meditation exercises. Ideal for people who struggle with body image and/or eating issues. All gender identities welcome.
Women of Color in Academia: Moving through Writing
Women of color in academia frequently feel isolated when confronting the hurdles that can interfere with the successful completion of graduate and post-graduate writing as well as the transition into early career professionals. This group will provide a space to build a supportive network and discuss issues that are particular to women of color in various stages of graduate and post-graduate writing. Open To: women of color who are currently engaged in graduate, post-graduate level writing
Mindfulness & Mood
This free, trauma-informed group is designed to help participants develop mindfulness through meditation. Quiet your mind. Reduce your anxiety. Cultivate inner peace. All genders and gender identities invited.
Explore Emotion Through Embodied Movement and Art - Summer 2017 (runs June - August)
Survivors of sexual violence are supported to feel emotion in their physical bodies through embodied creative movement. Art as a tool to transition emotion is taught as a creative outlet and a coping strategy. Art journals are used as a powerful tool to document this journey of healing. No art experience required.
The following groups run during academic year:
Share Your Strength Story Telling
The Share Your Strength storytelling support group is a space where survivors will have the opportunity to share their stories and get support while supporting others to create a community of healing. In addition to creating a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for each survivor to share her story, the group will discuss healing, breaking silence, coping, self care, isolation, trauma, and other topics that impact the lives of survivors.
Support Connect Heal: Healing for Survivors of Sexual Violence
This is a journaling and sharing group. Explore healing with other survivors in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space. Survivors are supported to explore their stories through journaling and to share their exploration through group dialogue. This group will focus on topics co-created by members such as isolation, shame, self-worth, triggers, trust, relationships and the after-effects of trauma. Mind-body healing is incorporated throughout the group in the form of grounding, coping, and self-care strategies. This group is open to all survivors of rape, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse, regardless of gender, age, race, ability, sexuality, or religion.