This is a trauma-informed model of group work that values predictability and structure.
This group work is specifically designed and researched to promote resiliency, connection and personal growth.
Each week the 90 minute group meeting will be structured as follows:
1 - WE LEARN
We will watch a 3-5 minute teaching video that gives you a practical tool. This is designed to help us focus our attention on the topic of the week.
2 - WE PAUSE
We will follow along with an instructional breath-work video, mindfulness practice or movement practice like trauma-informed yoga for about 10 minutes.
3 - WE OPEN
We open the circle each week by each sharing one emotion that we are feeling and one physical sensation that we are feeling in our body right now without any backstory. (30 second per person)
4 - WE SHARE/EMBODY
Each person will have 3 minutes to share their heart-felt response to the weekly question that was sent out 24 hours in advance of the meeting time.
After each person shares there will be opportunity for a few people to respond from an embodied place. This skill of embodied listening is crucial to the group work and will be explained thoroughly.
5 - WE CLOSE
We close the circle by each sharing one emotion that we are now feeling and one physical sensation that we are noticing.