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 email@example.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!