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.
1st Generation Student Support Group: Decrease Stress, Increase Connection
This 4 session drop in group is an opportunity for 1st gen students to come together for connection and support in a relaxed, supportive space.
Mindfulness & Meditation
Ruled by anxiety, mood or emotions? Gain skills that will help you to reduce anxiety, improve mood and relationships, relax your body and quiet your mind and gain greater emotional balance. This 8 session group will focus on the stresses facing individuals and will offer skills to manage anxiety, mood and emotions and to empower individuals in their everyday lives. Join us in a supportive space! Free of charge and open to the community. Registration and pre-group meeting required.
Trauma Informed Yoga
Trauma-informed yoga invites participants to experience their body in a safe and deliberate way using breath work, gentle movement and relaxation. Clients are empowered to make choices throughout the practice. Emphasis is placed on the sensory experience, not the form and everything about the experience is optional. All body types, abilities, genders and gender identities are invited. No prior yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing for movement. Mats and props will be provided.
Storytelling for Survivors: #metoo
The 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 safer, supportive, non-judgmental space for each survivor to share their story, the group will discuss healing, breaking silence, coping, self care, isolation, trauma, and other topics that impact the lives of survivors.
Explore Emotion Through Movement and Art
Sometimes survivors have a hard time feeling emotions in their physical body. We will create a safer space to “try on” what different emotions might feel like in their body 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. Movement is accessible for all bodies.
Support Connect Heal
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. Coping and self-care strategies will also be discussed. This group is open to all survivors of rape, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse, regardless of gender, age, race, ability, sexuality, or religion.
Teen Support Groups
Our specialized teen services facilitates supportive groups where teens can safely explore the topics of relationships, intimacy, family and life as a teen. Groups use an educational approach to address: relationship violence; boundaries; consent; communication; self-esteem; recognizing abuse and dating expectations. Groups are currently offered in the following schools : Easthampton, Hampshire Regional and Gateway Regional. Schools are welcome to contact us to discuss whether a support group can be offered at your site.