Support Groups

Healing Together holds various holistic support groups around the Portland area.  Currently, Healing Together support groups can be found on the East side of Portland at Yoga Union and Downtown Portland at the Confluence Clinic.

Healing Together creates a trauma-informed and safe healing environment through holistic support groups that provide space for education, community support time, and holistic healing practices. Healing Together groups offer an empowering experience of self-discovery and education on various topics and themes around trauma, grief & loss, our health, cultural experiences, and life transitions. Additionally, Healing Together groups spend most of the time in community support with one another providing validation, compassion, encouragement, strength, and comfort. Each week, Healing Together groups will close with various holistic practices, such as mindfulness, yoga & body movement, self-massage, holistic nutrition, writing, image making, and more.


OUR SUPPORT GROUPS:



Holiday Healing–Support for the Darkest Days

Session 1: November 8th, 15th, & 29th

Session 2: December 13th, 20th, & January 4th

6:30pm-8:30pm @ Yoga Union (SE 50th ave.)

Join in a supportive and compassionate community with others while exploring what the holiday season means for you. There will be space for processing wounds and hurts that surface during the holiday season and time for the healing of our minds, bodies, and spirits through mindfulness, yoga, breathwork, writing, and other creative therapeutic activities. You can register for session 1 for support around the Thanksgiving holiday, register for session 2 for support around the Winter Holidays and New Years, or register for both sessions for a full supportive experience (and a discount).

Session 1: This supportive 3 week session will hold you through the Thanksgiving holiday by providing a safe space for conversations and practicing holistic healing activities. We will explore gratitude and thanks while honoring all emotions that are present during the holiday.

Session 2: This supportive 3 week session will carry you through the Winter Holidays and New Year’s Eve weeks by exploring what brings you light during the darkness. We will practice various holistic healing activities and end our time with a “letting go” writing ceremony on January 4th that will include setting new intentions while burning up what no longer serves you.



Beyond #MeToo: A Safe Support Space for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

February 14th, 2019–March 21st, 2019

6:30-8:30PM @ Yoga Union (SE 50th ave)

“Beyond #MeToo” is a 6-week support group for those who identify as female and have a history of sexual trauma. This group provides a trauma-informed environment where everyone always has a choice in what they participate in and what they share of themselves within the group. Many women have powerful experiences just by being in community with each other, while many other woman will feel empowered through sharing their stories. The group environment creates a sense of  togetherness and community that will support both the individual & collective healing journeys of group members.

Weekly groups will offer themes and educational topics on how sexual trauma may effect our minds, bodies, spirits, and relationships. Much of our group time will be spent in community bonding and processing. Additionally, every group will incorporate holistic self-care and empowerment practices, such as: yoga & body movement, mindfulness, writing, and other creative therapeutic activities.



Honoring Our Grief

Bi-monthly Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm

 @ Confluence Clinic (SW 6th ave.)

 

Fall Session: Oct. 3rd–Dec. 12th, 2018
Winter Session: Jan. 9th–Mar. 6, 2019
Spring Session: Mar. 20th–May 15th, 2019

“Honoring Our Grief” is an ongoing bi-monthly support group for those grieving a death. Grief is a universal human experience that lives within our bodies, minds, and spirits. This group will be a place to honor yourself where you are in your grief journey.

Being in supportive community with others who are grieving will provide a safe and compassionate environment to help you explore your grief. In addition to community support, “Honoring Our Grief” will provide education on grief topics and engage your mind, body, and spirit through various holistic healing practices: yoga, breathwork, mindfulness, writing, and other creative therapeutic activities.