Join our monthly Women's Group!!

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REGISTER: Click each meeting date below to register.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 6 PM 


Thursday, June 25 , 2020 @ 6 PM

LOCATION: Virtual Zoom Meeting

H.E.A.L is always free of charge to women of all ages & backgrounds. The group is powerful and proves just how much having hope, empowerment, acceptance and love can be life changing...and healing!  Perhaps you are in the middle of a dark place...this group will be a little light to shine and let you know you are not alone. Perhaps you have healed, learned and overcome an experience; your wisdom,energy and encouragement is needed in the group too. This is an open forum that is relaxed, comfortable and safe. of ladies that attend are amazing and each one brings something special to the group through their experiences...and we are sure you will too! We discuss everything from mental illness, domestic abuse, codependency, divorce, loss of loved ones, etc. 

It's understandable if you don't feel comfortable speaking, you can just come to listen and get a feel for the group and atmosphere. Inviting a friend is always encouraged, so feel free to bring a friend for moral support, as they can also benefit from the group! Everyone that attends will walk away feeling encouraged connected and the power of H.E.A.L!

Due to THE COVID 19 VIRUS, we will be meeting virtually until further notice.  

Join us for our next scheduled meeting
on the 2nd & 4TH THURSDAY of every month...
from the comforts of home!  
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As a safety measure, registration is required before instructions and link to join will be sent. 

 

Note:Due to Covid 19, virtual gatherings/meetings are something that we are all adjusting as to as we adapt to not being able to interact physically.Therefore, it is important to reiterate this group is intended for women only. To safeguard the group and our attendees; everyone that registers/attends, will be required to join visually to ensure everyone that is joining is permitted; joining and not being visible on the camera will not be permitted.

 
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Group Purpose 

H.E.A.L is a fellowship of women whose common purpose is to give and receive hope, empowerment, acceptance and love along our journey of self-discovery. Being among people with shared experiences and situations, creates a unique emotional identification that is different from the type of support obtained from a professional.

 

The group is not focused on domestic violence, but about being healthier women (emotionally & mentally). Overcoming wounds inflicted by codependency, childhood trauma, divorce, death, addiction, sexual assault, unhealthy relationships or other experiences, makes us better women for our selves and those we love. 

 

The only requirement for membership is the desire to learn the language of letting go and building a healthy, loving relationship with ourselves and others.

 

Being among people with shared experiences and situations, creates a unique emotional identification that is different from the type of support obtained from a professional.

Overcoming and healing from past wounds, present addictions, and stressful situations, do not happen in isolation. We all need to be reassured we’re not alone and be validated and accepted; this is the groups soul mission and purpose. This group is intended to be a safe-space for those of us that have been (or still), suffering physically, mentally or emotionally.

 

In H.E.A.L, we each learn to build a bridge to a Higher Power of our own understanding, and we allow other the same privilege. This renewal process is a gift of healing for us. By actively working the program of H.E.A.L, we can realize a new joy, acceptance and peacefulness in our lives.

 

No religious affiliation:
The group itself does not have an explicit religious underpinning, it’s open and inclusion to all faiths, yet it is important to note it is rooted in Christianity. Women from all backgrounds, religions, and ages groups are welcome. 

Often, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you’re not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they’re going through, and realize you’re not alone. Overcoming and healing from past wounds, present addictions, and stressful situations do not happen in isolation. We need to know that we are not alone and we are validated and accepted.

The beauty and healing properties of the group are self–serving. Being among people with shared experiences and situations creates a unique emotional identification that is different from the type of support that cannot be obtained from a professional.

 

Safety & Respect:

Attendees are never pressured to talk or share; they are welcome to come to listen and observe until they feel comfortable engaging in conversation. 

Many people were taught that some feelings are acceptable and others are not, that some feelings are negative and others are positive, and that somehow, we need to be rescued from our feelings, especially painful ones such as anger, hopelessness, sadness, hurt, fear, helplessness, and guilt.

 

Instead, this group represents a place of unconditional presence. In this space, feelings can be released when they are heard with compassion, empathy, respect, and a lack of judgment. This is what unconditional presence means.

 

The H.E.A.L group is a safe place to share our stories, find understanding, and empower each other to cope with life. This is a place where we are surrounded by people who ‘get it’ and the facilitator plays an important role, but is not the only teacher in the room. Participants act as role models for each other. Seeing others who are contending with the same adversity and making progress in their lives, is inspiring and encouraging.

It is a place of mutual respect, open communication, and safety. It is a place where judgment is suspended, and people are free to ask questions, vent frustrations or fears, and explore answers for themselves. More importantly, it is a place to laugh, receive love and enjoy the connections and relationships that are formed.

 

No records are kept. All participants agree to abide by the rules of the group including confidentiality. 


 

Twelve Principals of H.E.A.L 

We rely upon 12 Principals for knowledge and wisdom; they are the blueprint of our group and guide us in being conscious, disciplined in developing honest and fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. In H.E.A.L, we each learn to build a bridge to a Higher Power of our own understanding, and we allow other the same privilege.

 

  1. Acknowledge:  Acknowledge that I cannot heal from the things that I don’t confront.

  2. Boundaries: Set, honor and maintain healthy boundaries for myself and others.

  3. Power: Understand I have no control over others; my power lies in the control I have over myself.

  4. Guidance: Trust and rely on the guidance I receive from my Higher Power and allow it to lead my decisions and choices.

  5. Surrender: Make peace with and surrender to God’s plan instead of my own.

  6. Trust: Learn to trust myself and those who’ve proven they are trustworthy.

  7. Believe: Believe others when they show me who they are, and make decisions for my well being accordingly.

  8. Let Go or Fall:  Realize that the more I hold onto things that do not serve me, the more it disrupts my balance in life.

  9. Forgive: Understand that forgiveness is giving up the hope the past could’ve been different; I release ourselves and others from that hope.

  10. Potential:  No longer allow the potential of what something could be, to be my motivation for holding onto unhealthy relationships.

  11. Validation:  I have always been and will always be enough; I do not need to seek validation from others.

  12. Love: Learn how to love myself unconditionally, only then will I be available to give and receive it from others.

 

Thank you Maronda Homes for your community support and sponsorship by inviting us into your beautiful model home by providing a cozy, private & safe space; as well our refreshments!

Proud Sponsor 

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Battered Not Broken, Inc. a Domestic Abuse 501 (c) (3) Organization providing education, support, empowerment, and resources for victims of domestic abuse.

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