RASA Group Support – ‘Taking back control’
This an 8-week group work programme with structured sessions, that involve reflection, discussions, activities and to learn from each other. It will run over 8 consecutive weeks, each session last 2 hours.
Group Work Programme Schedule ‘Taking back control’
Week 1 – Group Contract/ Beliefs, Values and Attitudes/ Attachment
Week 2 – What is Sexual Violence/ What is the impact of Sexual Violence/ Barriers to Disclosure
Week 3 - Shame
Week 4 – Shame & Guilt/ Responses to Trauma/Victim blaming/ Control
Week 5 – Intrusive Thoughts
Week 6 – Relationships/ Intimacy/ Acceptance & Self-compassion
Week 7 – Assertiveness & Resilience
Week 8 – Final reflections
The group is ‘closed’ which means that new members can only join on the first session in order develop and safe and consistent group experience. We will also limit the numbers to a maximum of 14 members at any one time. This is not group counselling – you do not have to share experiences with the group.
Each member of the group agrees to adhere to a contract at the start that sets out the guidelines and expectations for being a member of the group. It’s there to ensure that everyone knows their boundaries and what is expected of them.
This 8-week course is aimed specifically at promoting your overall health and wellbeing. We will teach you some simple but surprisingly effective techniques drawn from the Zen tradition to help you manage your everyday life, deal with stress and pain, improve your concentration and focussing skills, and boost your general health and wellbeing.
This course is suitable if you’re looking for an introduction to mindfulness and meditation, and/or if you’re looking for a way of dealing with stress-related problems, depression, chronic-fatigue, or pain.
The course explores a variety of topics including:
- Stress and time pressures
- Physical pain
- Difficult emotions
- Taking care of yourself and nurturing our wellbeing
- Living at an elevated level of function
The meditation and mindfulness techniques that are covered include:
- Body Scan
- Counting the breath
- Following the breath
- The practice of presence
- Mindful living
This course will start on 21st February 2024 at our Bootle Centre - 10-11.30am - In person.
Please Note - This Mindfulness course is generally designed to cultivate awareness, focus, and a non-judgmental presence in the present moment. While it can be beneficial for managing stress and promoting overall well-being, it is not a substitute for trauma-focused therapies. Trauma requires specialized approaches and professional guidance. If someone has experienced trauma, it's crucial for them to seek appropriate help and support from trained mental health professionals.
Join us on the first Monday of each month 10am -12pm Exc Bank Holidays.
- Empower, connect and thrive! Join our women’s circle for a supportive community where shared stories become strengths. Embrace sisterhood, growth, and inspiration, discover your authentic self with us!
The session includes -
- Angel cards
MEN'S GROUP CIRCLE
- Take the first step towards a stronger you , on a journey of self-discovery and connection.
- Embrace the strength that comes from opening up knowing you're not alone.
- Our group is a judgment-free zone where men uplift each other.
- Angel cards