Introducing HIDE AND SEEK: On-going Therapy Groups and Workshops for Survivors of Childhood Abuse

HIDE AND SEEK: On-going Therapy Groups and Workshops for Survivors of Childhood Abuse beginning May 8th. To make an appointment or to enroll for the Hide and Seek Group Therapy Sessions call Kathryn @ 775-232-4554

To endure the trauma of abuse a child learns a variety of important survival skills, one of which is hiding. Over time they unknowingly focus their intuitive radar toward one end: not getting caught. Thus seeking to preserve an elemental sense of integrity in an impossible situation, she demonstrates a remarkable-and crucial-resourcefulness.

But there’s a downside. Succeeding at not getting “caught” invariably involves concealing their wanting, their desiring, their eagerness to give and receive love and caring. The hyper-vigilance through which they survived childhood becomes a barrier to connecting in satisfying ways with their adult selves, and with others. The hiding place becomes their adult body, where they “form around” and live out their humiliation, rage and grief. Eventually their life appears as a repetitive and seemingly futile search for joy, spontaneity, trust and real contact with themselves and others: life-affirming qualities, which, in childhood, necessarily took a back seat to survival.

My aim as a leader is to create a focused environment that allows us to work through these dynamics in a safe and supportive social context: participants will have the opportunity to observe and enact how we feel, think, and move ourselves through life, Reclaiming the body as a home for passion and soul opens new doors to the deepest realization of all-that our lives belong to us.

Workshops & Groups
Calling upon a variety of proven therapeutic methods and disciplines, these workshops and groups invite you:
To reintegrate your physical, emotional and intellectual selves
To experience your power and creativity
To increase your attention concentration and intuition
To express your emotions and let go of your suffering

Introductory Workshop:

Early registration: $55.00 if paid by May 1
Late registration: $65.00 after May 1

Women Only: Sunday May 7 9:30-12:30
Sunday June 4 1:30-4:30
Co-ed: Sunday May 7 1:30-4:30
Sunday June 4 9:30-12:30

On-Going Therapy Groups:

The focus of these experiential groups is to give participants the opportunity to work though similar concerns in a social context that encourages mutual hope and individual growth.

Six week session beginning May 8 (no session on Memorial Day). To promote group continuity and cohesiveness, registrants commit to the full six weeks and participate in the same group time each week.

Women Only: Mondays @ 5:30-6:45
Co-ed: Mondays @ 7:00-8:15

Early registration: $180 if paid by May 1
Late registration: $200 if paid after May 1

To make an appointment or to enroll for the Hide and Seek Group Therapy Sessions call Kathryn @ 775-232-4554