Women and Gender Advocacy Center

 

Support Group

As part of a comprehensive list of services offered out of the Women and Gender Advocacy center, we offer a couple of different group options.

 

Support Group:

For survivors of sexual assault, stalking, adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and/or relationship violence. Members attend when they are feeling like they need it most with no pressure for weekly attendance. Anyone identifying as a CSU student and a survivor is welcome to attend after a brief initial consultation with one of our office advocates. This group meets Friday's from 3:30-4:45. 

 

The Body & the Mind: A Group for Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma

Trauma can be an overwhelming experience, both emotionally and psychologically. When our minds cannot understand or process experiences, they often stay with us in our bodies. Yoga, breathwork, and mindfulness-based practices can provide treatment beyond talk therapy helping to alleviate the body’s experience of trauma. This is an 8-week group providing mindfulness skills, movement, and a space for survivors of interpersonal violence to explore the ways trauma manifests in the body. Participants will learn mindfulness techniques to work with anxiety, post-traumatic symptoms, and depression-- observing experiences in the body, and noticing them as they change. Each week will include a short practice of yoga, meditation, and/or breathwork, as well as time for processing together as a group. Students of any gender and ability level are encouraged to join. The group is free of charge, and will run for 8 weeks during the Spring 2018 semester, Wednesdays 12:00-1:30pm. Interested individuals can contact jessica.morneault@colostate.edu or keiran.bissell@colostate.edu for more information.

Secondary Survivors Workshop

This workshop is available for partners, family and friends of gender based violence survivors. In this workshop we’ll be covering topics from how trauma affects the brain to how you can best support your loved one to how vicarious trauma can impact support systems. This is a 3 hour workshop that is offered a few times a semester. Please email wgac@colostate.edu if you are interested in more information or to be put on a list for our next workshop. Please email casey.malsam@colostate.edu for more details.  

http://www.wps.colostate.edu/support-group