Support Groups

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.
 

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  Empowerment Based Groups 

 

Mindfulness & Meditation

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.

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 is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.  Mats and props will be provided.  

  Healing Based Groups (for Survivors of Sexual Violence)

 

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.hands together

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.