SUPPORT GROUP INFO:
Peer support groups can be a valuable part of the healing process for many victims/survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. Participants can find strength, support, and validation by connecting with one another in a safe and confidential environment. Groups promote self-empowerment, reduce isolation, and provide a space to build on existing strengths.
Support groups are facilitated by trauma-informed, confidential advocates and all groups are free of charge.
How do I join a group?
Complete this interest form or call the HAVEN helpine at 603-994-7233
What if the group I want isn’t currently available?
If the group that interests you is not currently available, please complete this interest form or call the HAVEN helpline at 603-994-7233 and indicate which group you are interested in.
VIRTUAL Empowerment Yoga:
The yoga sessions will be taught by Michelle from Yoga In Action. HAVEN Advocates are present at each class and are available to provide additional support throughout the program.
Journey to Self-Esteem:
Tuesdays│6:30pm- 8:00pm│May 12- June 16, 2020
This is a six-week interactive course with the focus of helping Survivors learn to honor themselves, one step at a time. Group participants will learn about the impact of low self-esteem on one’s life and how to start building healthy self-esteem and boundaries, while developing ways to address fear and change, gain tools for coping with stress, and practice basic listening and communication skills.
Music Therapy Support Group:
HAVEN and The Sonatina Center, a Dover based creative arts therapy practice, are offering music therapy as a form of the healing process. Group music therapy is the use of music with participants to achieve broad goals of increasing mental health, processing trauma, practicing coping skills, building and sustaining a positive peer group, and increasing personal self-expression and self-esteem through therapeutic techniques such as active music making, songwriting, and lyric discussion led by a board certified music therapist.
Group participants can expect an open and accepting space for group members to express and process their experiences and emotions, gain and provide support of peers, learn and practice appropriate coping skills, and gain autonomy and self-esteem through successful music experiences. All materials/instruments are provided and no experience needed.