Women’s Sexual Assault/Abuse Support Group

GROUP INFORMATION

This group offers support to adult survivors of sexual assault. The experience of sexual assault can leave survivors feeling a variety of overwhelming and complex emotions including confusion, hopelessness, insecurity, shame, anger and loss.

  • Where: Trauma Therapy of Nashville
  • When: Currently Enrolling
  • Cost: $50 per person, per week (includes art supplies)
  • An intake assessment with the group leader is required prior to the first session
  • Participants are asked to commit to attending all sessions of group
  • For everyone’s safety and comfort, participants will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or have a willingness to wear masks.
  • Register: Email our Client Care Coordinator, Jenna Currie, at admin@traumatherapynashville.com 
  • Registration for the April-June group will close following the second meeting the week of January 18th; after that, registration will become available for the July-Sept group.
  • This group is led by Trauma Therapist and Art Therapist, Victoria Herrera, MAAT, ATR

What to Expect

  • Explore, express, and learn new ways to cope with difficult emotions related to past or recent experiences of sexual abuse or assault through art-making: no experience necessary!
  • Practices that increase self-trust, safety and repaired connection within our bodies 
  • An affirming anti victim-blaming space
  • Experience community & connection with other survivors
  • Exploration of impacts of social & cultural contexts 

*All art materials will be provided, however if there is a material, found object or image you’d like to include in this work please feel free to bring it to group!

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THIS GROUP

  • Connection with other survivors and experience the comfort of knowing that you are not alone 
  • Intentional time and space to focus on yourself and your healing 
  • An accessible art making practice to continue in the future
  • Skills to create sensory awareness, which promote affect and emotional regulation

A GREAT FIT FOR THOSE WHO ARE: 

  • Survivors of sexual assault or abuse in childhood or as an adult
  • Looking for a space to deepen their understanding about themselves and survivorship through the creative process
  • Desiring to connect with other survivors 
  • Seeking to explore issues such as grief, trust of self and others, safety, anger, shame, and other unexpressed emotions

Note: Groups are a great way to get support and learn from others. It is not a replacement for therapy. If you need the support of a therapist, please reach out so we can get you connected! 

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