We still have room for others in all the healing circles that we are trying to get started. I know that there are many out here who don't know about this so I am reposting this notice.
Please reply in this post or PM me if you wish to join. Thanks, hope to see you in the circle.
International Peer Support Groups Forming
Meetings last 60 - 90 Minutes
Sundays pm / Monday am
Sunday 4pm PDT, 5pm MDT, 6pm CDT, 7pm EDT, London 12 midnight
Monday am Perth and Manila 7am, Tokyo 8 am, Sydney 9am
10am PDT, 12 noon CDT, 1pm EDT. 6pm London, 7pm Brussels and Johnannesburg,
Time to be set
Mondays Early am USA ,
Noon, Afternoon, England, Europe,
Evenings, Australia, Japan, Manila
Peer support groups can be a very powerful tool in the healing process.
We would like to see if peer support can work over the internet.
In order to have a open and truthful discussion of the issues, once formed groups will be closed meetings. The same group of guys would meet once a week to work on healing issues.
We are going to use the chat room format with a few changes. One of the members of the group will be the facilitator who directs the meeting. Only one person will be speaking at a time. For part of the meeting we will have a Topics of the week, up for discussion. Most of the meeting will be open for talking about issues we are working on.
Below is our mission statement.
Welcome to the healing circle.
We understand that the road is easier when not traveled alone and therefore the purpose of this circle is to provide a place of safety for men who as children or in adulthood have been victims of sexual abuse and or assault. Here, one can express his thoughts, fears, joys, or anger and know that his voice will be heard by others who will understand and validate him as a human being. Here, the focus is not so much on the past as it is on healing. Naturally the past and its abuse will come up from time to time but the purpose is to find a way through it to the healing that awaits on the other side. We will look at our journeys to see where we are on the road to healing and discuss things that work for us as well as things that do not. We will learn from the mistakes and successes of others and thus promote healing in our own lives.
Sessions in this circle are not intended to take the place of regular sessions with a therapist. It should be thought of as a group of friends traveling similar roads all headed for the common goal of healing. It is highly recommended that members of this forum either currently be in therapy or already have dealt with these issues over the years with a therapist.
Teach the Children to Never Hide in the Silence