Hybrid video and group programs for trauma and grief resolution –

When the past feels like it's still happening

Information and coping strategies for traumatic stress

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When you have undergone a traumatic event, it affects not only your body but your mind and your spirit as well. You might start doing and feeling things that confuse and bewilder you. Your family members and those closest to you may also be shocked at how you act and the level of intense feelings you experience.

This group for trauma resolution provides videos that explain the basics of trauma and traumatic stress, as well as coping strategies. It also explains some of the many different therapeutic approaches to trauma resolution, including EMDR therapy and hypnosis. Included is a short workbook to help you process some of the material you learn about on your own (through journaling with specific prompts).

What I think is the most important component is a safe place with other trauma survivors to talk about what you learn about yourself and how you would like to navigate your healing journey through traumatic stress. There will also be guided imagery experiences to help you access your inner resources. There are 4 modules: what is traumatic stress; how traumatic stress hardens problematic thinking, feeling and acting; coping with traumatic stress; and therapeutic options and creating your own healing plan. Groups are approximately 75 minutes each. If you're interested, please call (661) 233-6771.

Transcending the Pain of Grief

Information and coping for prolonged, traumatic grief

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Support Group

It's perfectly understandable to feel sad, angry, confused, and frightened when you lose someone or something important to you. You may go through periods of physical and emotional upset that disrupt your everyday life. However, if this goes for year or more, and you are not able to function well in your everyday life, it may be time to consider getting some professional help.

This is not to say that you are grieving improperly or "the wrong way." Everyone grieves their own way. However, if it is preventing you from living fully in the present, it may be time to get some support. This is a combination of videos about Prolonged Grief Disorder, which is a new term for complicated grief. When you lose someone suddenly, unexpectedly, or you lose a lot of people who matter to you in a short amount of time, they can make coping that much more difficult. As with the program described above for trauma, this program includes videos that explain acute versus prolonged grief, coping strategies, and also has a live group that includes guided imagery and supportive interactions.

Groups are approximately 75 minutes each. If you're interested, please call (661) 233-6771.

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