The most recent groups include:
Information session for supporters of adults who have experienced sexual assault in childhood.
Pathways to Wellness: a program which recognises the impacts of trauma on the nervous system together with discussion on ways to work towards reclaiming autonomy over these.
Mindfulness for Everyday Superhero Kids: A children’s program teaching everyday mindfulness.
Discoveries Group: a therapeutic program for women who have experienced CSA and explores common responses to perpetrator tactics within the broader social context.
Non-Therapeutic groups – The Catch Up Group
The Catch Up Group is a social and recreational group facilitated by adult women survivors of child sexual assault for other adult women survivors. The group meets fortnightly for two hours with various organised activities.
A trauma-informed yoga session by one of the team has become the starting point for the Catch Up session for those interested.
The most popular days are the ‘Hangin’ Out’ days, where the women enjoy good company, a laugh and a chat over a cuppa… or two. This group has been operating for the last twelve years, which is a proud achievement for our Centre. The feedback we receive is that the group offers a sense of silent connection and, with the support of the skilled volunteers, offers a strong sense of safety to the participants.
Bringing people together through our group work programs is an integral part of the WSC practice. Our team values the opportunities it offers to:
foster a sense of safety through shared understandings,
to stand against the power of secrecy,
to expose myths and tricks,
to reduce isolation and shame and to support a mutual discovery of healing.
There are two types of group work programs.
These groups, with length varying from 3 to 12 sessions, are facilitated by our counsellors. Groups are closed to new members after the initial sessions to increase a sense of safety and closer group relationships. Safety and flexibility are always paramount in these groups which foster group discussions focusing on aspects of healing from trauma.