Following positive feedback from our August 'taster' we are planning a series for the new year. Nature's Way explores ways to connect with nature for therapeutic benefit, to reduce stress and help rebalance and support the nervous system. The group is a welcoming space to relax and experience traditional sound healing, breathwork and other methods drawn from esoteric and animistic traditions to aid emotional wellbeing.
We create a non-judgemental place regardless of age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, beliefs, disabilities, life experiences and current circumstances.
The group welcomes up to 8 participants. It is led by Recovery Code X facilitators and supported by trained volunteers.
REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED.
If you would like to be informed when we have a new start date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next session: To be confirmed.
Venue: Bedford Town Centre
Cost: £15 per session.
Duration: two hour sessions
Arrive: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
* You must make all necessary arrangements to arrive at the event on time.
Nature's Way could be the group for you if:
You're self-identifying or diagnosed with mild to moderate Complex PTSD and grew up in a traumatising environment, where there was abuse, and you suffered abusive relationships as an adult.
You would like to meet a friendly group of other women with similar experiences, and feel part of a community.
You are interested in exploring ways of connecting with nature that can support your recovery.
You want to experience relaxation techniques, just “be”, without the need to talk.
You consider yourself 'spiritual'.
You're looking for a safe place to share progress on your healing and recovery.
You'd like to gain some insights and coping skills.
During a Nature's Way group session, we take each other into our confidence. Everything said is confidential. What is said within the group, stays within the group. The only exception is if a Recovery Code X group facilitator or volunteer believes that a participant or someone else is at risk of harm.
2. Sharing and discussion
We listen to and respect each other’s views. It is fine to share the impact of traumatic experiences and how these have made you feel, but we ask you not to share details of the abuse in the group.
3. Creating a safe space
We don’t judge each other, make personal comments or give advice. Sensitivity and compassionate behaviour are fundamental to creating a safe space for all.
4. No need to speak
We don’t want anyone to feel left out of discussions, but if you want to just listen and ‘be’, that is fine too.
5. Drugs and alcohol
If you attend a session under the influence of alcohol or drugs, one of the group facilitators will have to ask you to leave. Medication prescribed by a doctor is acceptable.
If you decide you would like to contact a group member outside the group, you have to obtain their permission. When friendships develop, each party extends permission to contact each other both implicitly and explicitly.
You need to be in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. All mobile phones must be switched off at the start.
During sessions, it is recommended that only first names are used. Even a pseudonym is okay.
Nature's Way is part of the Survivors Hub, a project dedicated to running peer-to-peer self-help groups for adults who have experienced prolonged, repeated exposure to abuse, be that physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or spiritual, in childhood or adulthood from which there was no real avenue of escape.
Registered Office Address
Recovery Code X Community Interest Company
71-75 Shelton Street
London WC2H 9JQ
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