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Group Materials

These materials offer a collection of activities and resources to promote a safe and healing environment where survivors of child sexual abuse can learn together, support one another, and experience growth. Are you a Group Leader? To ease your experience, you will be able below to download the script you will use during every group meeting. You will also find other useful assets and informations about leading a group.
Online and In-person scripts
Resources for group leaders

Below Are the Materials to Guide You Through Each Group Meeting.

Once your group has cycled through all 27 meetings, you can revisit these materials to build on what you've learned and practiced.
If you are a new participant, you can join the group no matter where they are in the curriculum. Feel free to contact your group leader to find out what topic you'll be focusing on next.

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Trauma’s Impact on the Brain and Body
Learning how trauma impacts the brain and body can be a validating first step toward understanding your lived experiences as…
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Introducing Acknowledgement
Healing from child sexual abuse involves the practice of Acknowledgement, which is looking with clarity and self-compassion at where you…
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Understanding the Limbic System
Part of understanding trauma’s impact on the brain is learning about the limbic system and its drive to protect us…
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Understanding Shame
Survivors of child sexual abuse often experience persistent and intense feelings of shame, despite the truth that you did nothing…
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Introducing Mindfulness
Healing from child sexual abuse involves the practice of Mindfulness, which is purposefully paying attention with kindness and curiosity to…
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Neuroplasticity and Healing
Whatever trauma you’ve endured as a survivor, healing is possible due to your brain’s incredible ability to adapt and create…
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Understanding Dissociation 
One of the most common ways a survivor’s brain and body tries to protect them is through dissociation, a coping…
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Practicing Mindfulness 
As we practice Mindfulness, we can more easily feel connected to the present, observe our experiences without judgment, and cope…
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Introducing Aspiration 
Healing from child sexual abuse involves the practice of Aspiration, which is directing your thoughts and actions toward healing.…
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Coping Skills—Part 1 
Coping skills are go-to behaviors we employ to manage challenging moments. While some coping behaviors may have been helpful in…
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Healthy Connections
Building healthy relationships and connections with others is central to healing from the trauma of child sexual abuse. These connections…
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Power of Play—Part 1 
Play is a basic human need that can benefit your healing journey by giving you opportunities to practice Mindfulness, connect…
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Coping Skills—Part 2 
As you direct your thoughts and actions towards healing, it can be helpful to identify which coping strategies you’d like…
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Practicing Acknowledgement 
The essence of Acknowledgement is being honest with yourself about where you have been and where you are today, and…
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Identifying Shame 
A helpful first step in managing shame is learning to identify when it influences different areas of our lives, such…
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Practicing Aspiration 
Practicing Aspiration can help us identify thoughts that are rooted in shame and gently reframe those thoughts through a lens…
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Everyday Mindfulness
Mindfulness can become a way of being that permeates every aspect of your life, helping you to be attuned to…
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Difficult Relationship with the Body
Trauma’s impact on the body can sometimes lead to feelings of shame, disconnection, and betrayal that we may not always…
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Everyday Acknowledgement
Practicing Acknowledgement everyday helps us to change automatic reactions into intentional, conscious actions that help us progress in our healing.…
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Power of Play—Part 2
While many survivors may not have had the opportunity to experience the joys of play as children, it is possible…
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Creating Intentional Behaviors 
With consistent effort and intention, you can build new, healing pathways in your brain and expand your window of tolerance…
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Assertive Communication 
Assertive communication is a valuable tool that helps us to take control of how we express ourselves—including our needs, wants,…
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Practicing Boundaries 
While building healthy connections is a key part of healing, equally important is identifying, maintaining, and communicating your boundaries. Everything…
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The antidote to shame is self-compassion, one of the most powerful tools we can use to reduce the effects of…
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Power of Play—Part 3 
Play can help you find joy in your everyday life right now, even when you feel that you are unworthy…
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Body Kindness 
Survivors can more easily nurture a loving relationship with themselves through body kindness, which is reframing any feelings of judgment…
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Everyday Aspiration
Applying Aspiration into small, everyday moments can empower you to celebrate your strengths, live with intention, cultivate self-compassion, and continue…

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