The Importance of Peer Support In Trauma Healing

“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.”

Bessel A can der Kolk

When healing begins, we are tasked with reconciling the softened narrative we have created in our minds with the reality of our experiences and everything suddenly feels unsafe. Awareness holds no punches.

My Journey With Peer Support

When I first began my healing journey my therapist suggested I join a group she was facilitating for female trauma survivors. Unfortunately, I was never able to coordinate it with my work schedule. I missed an opportunity early on, to make magical connections with other survivors who understood me on a level few others did, and I had no idea.

Then the pandemic happened, I lost my job, and I decided to focus on this website which has been as part of my healing since the beginning. I wanted to see if there was something more for me in the world of sharing my story.

The natural evolution of the Surviving Childhood Trauma Instagram community in the aftermath of that was something I could never have dreamed, and the real-time connection and purpose of the community has propelled my healing journey in monumental ways.

Hearing the stories of others, sharing in the daily struggles, and having others tell me they feel that way too was the game changing catalyst for me to truly begin letting go of my shame and embracing the truth that I am not broken or defective, I am injured and I am hurting. I am also healing.

My Purpose Became Clear

With all of this in the forefront of my mind, I started the Survivor’s Circle Peer Support group. The more I understood the magic of survivor connections, the more important it became for me to be a part of creating this space for us to nurture this part of the healing journey.

If you would like to come into a safe space with other trauma survivors please consider joining a Survivor’s Circle peer support session. You can join individual group sessions or join the community with a monthly subscription that gives you access to all monthly meetings.

You deserve to heal. 

You deserve a safe space and safe people in your life.

You deserve support and connection.

You don’t have to do this alone.

Ways to Join

There are two ways to participate in the Survivor’s Circle Peer Support Groups: check the calendar and register for individual sessions, or join the community with a monthly membership and gain access to all six monthly sessions for more flexibility in scheduling.

I Cannot Wait to Connect

I know if may feel frightening, the idea of joining a group of strangers to talk about your most vulnerable stuff. I promise you – those fears will fade fast when you hear the voices of other survivors sharing their struggle with the same things you find challenging as you heal.

You are not alone and you deserve the connection with others.

I hope to see you in a session.

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