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Trauma Recovery Skills 



About the group

We welcome you to join this 9-week program for adults that will offer psychoeducation and skills to support recovery from trauma. The goal is to equip you with both knowledge about why you feel the way you do and coping skills to heal and restore balance. 


Facilitated by: Dr. Alexandra Bowles

Start date: October 18, 2023 - December 13, 2023

Day/time: 9 consecutive Wednesdays from 5:30-7pm. 

Format: Closed group (new participants won't be able to enroll once the group begins)

Size: 8-10 adults

Virtual platform: Zoom for Healthcare

Fee: We accept Aetna, Optum/UHC, Anthem BC, and Blue Shield of CA

          Out-of-network fee is $50 per session


Each session will begin with a (10 minute) guided mindfulness practice, a brief check-in question relevant to the focus of the session and will then move to an in-depth discussion of an aspect of trauma recovery and related skills instruction. Handouts may include either summaries of topics discussed, or skills worksheets, and participants may be invited to individually complete worksheets during session to support both connection with the material and an opportunity to ask questions. 


Because learning is most accessible when we are within our “window of tolerance” (i.e., neither over nor under stimulated) one of the group norms that you will be asked to agree to is that you not share personal details of your trauma experience(s) so as not to inadvertently overwhelm either yourself or others in the group. Discussion and participation will be welcome and encouraged about the material that we are covering, but we invite you to explore thoughts and feelings about your trauma history that may come up for you during class with your individual therapist. 

Topics for 9 sessions

  1. Understanding the impact of trauma on the body and mind and focusing on how to support physical health 

  2. Support to stop reliving the trauma

  3. Calming the nervous system

  4. Managing anger and intense emotions

  5. Working with negative thoughts

  6. Reconnecting to valued ways of living

  7. Healing relationships with others

  8. Healing the relationship with ourselves

  9. Posttraumatic growth, cultivating hope and developing resiliency

If the current group reaches its capacity of 10 participants, we will inform you by email and you will be added on the waitlist till the next group is offered.

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