We run several groups throughout the week in different timezones. As a subscriber you can join as many groups as you want. Our groups run online using a free to use video conferencing software called zoom. To learn more click the ‘+’ to reveal further details.
What should I expect from a support group?
What can I expect from a support group call? Taking a first step into something new, can feel scary and daunting. To help to allay some of your anxieties, here’s a rundown of what to expect in a Whole Hearted support group. All Whole Hearted support groups will follow the same structure.
Check In: provides an opportunity to answer a few questions about how you are feeling, what progress you are making and what you need from the group during that session.
Session or Sharing time: A more free flow part of the session where you will be invited to share whatever is most pressing and relevant for you on that day. You will be invited to ask for feedback and support from your peers and our professional group leader.
Check out: An opportunity to cement the value of your group experience by sharing from a number of options related to what you have taken from the group or what you wish to action going forward.
In group sessions, our professional team will:
Listen without judgement, seeking to understand and support you.
Validate your pain, anger, grief and betrayal as a response to trauma.
Motivate, inspire, reassure and encourage you in whatever ways you need.
Help you to envision what you want your life and relationships to be.
Share resources and exercises to help you move forward and maintain focus.
Ask questions to help to open your mind to new ways of thinking, being and doing.
Help you to begin to heal YOU! – Whatever your spouse or partner chooses to do about their issues.
Who can benefit from support groups? Anyone can benefit from group sessions but our most successful members have several things in common. They include:
Being willing to ask questions and challenge their current perceptions and thought processes.
Being brave enough to look at the pain, learn from it and take action.
Having a vision, however clouded or out of reach it may seem, for a better life and better relationships.
Having a true desire for change, whatever that looks like for them.
If you have SOME of the above, we can work together on the rest.
What we will work on in groups? We will always discuss and work on what is most important to you and other group members; what you need most. Some typical things that might be discussed include:
Self Care – Healthy boundaries and consequences – Grief – Anger – Fear – Disclosure – Gaslighting – Intimacy Anorexia – Stay or Go? – Forgiveness – Healthy sexuality….plus many more
Please don’t be put off if any of these terms are new to you or do not apply – YOU will always set the agenda for your healing!