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“A sacred space to share without shame or fear, a space where we could share our deepest darkest secrets and they would be received with love and empathy"

— Viola Davis


Gather Virtually, Connect Deeply:
Your Home, Our Heartfelt Community

Join us on the 2nd & 4TH Thursday of the month @ 6 PM Est  
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Welcome to H.E.A.L:  A Global Fellowship of Healing and Empowerment

The H.E.A.L Women Support Group is a global community, offering a free space for women worldwide to heal and grow together. Our focus is on promoting healing through sharing, honesty, and deep conversation, emphasizing hope, empowerment, acceptance, and love in our journey of self-discovery.

 

Why H.E.A.L is Unique

What sets our group apart is the fundamental belief that "Healing happens in relationships." At the heart of H.E.A.L, we understand that the journey to recovery is profoundly influenced by the connections we forge with others. Unlike professional therapy, our group thrives on the unique emotional connections that only shared experiences can provide. This creates a safe and nurturing space for women to share their stories, connect deeply with one another, and heal together. This powerful bond not only accelerates the healing process but also reinforces the notion that we are not alone in our struggles. It's this collective empowerment and mutual support that make our approach to group therapy both effective and impactful

 

Our Founder's Vision

Founded by Marica Phipps-Johnson, a survivor of domestic violence, H.E.A.L. is more than a group for domestic violence survivors. It's a network for women who've endured various life challenges, from unhealthy relationships and childhood trauma to depression and loss. Marica's mission is to create a connected community, offering support and a path to healing.

 

Join Our Next Meeting

We meet each month on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, offering a comfortable and accessible online experience. To join, registration is required for safety. Our meetings are visible only to verified participants, ensuring a secure and private environment.

 

Meeting Time and Time Zone Converter

All meetings are in Eastern Standard Time. To find out what time the meeting is in your time zone, use this convenient Time Zone Converter.

Embrace Connection and Comfort:
Join Our Circle of Support from Wherever You Call Home
 
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UpComming Meetings

  • H.E.A.L Virtual Women's Support Group -  June 13, 2024
    H.E.A.L Virtual Women's Support Group -  June 13, 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 13
    Jun 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Google Meet
    Jun 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Google Meet
    Join our H.E.A.L Virtual Women's Support Group to connect, share, and grow in a nurturing online space. Together, we explore life's challenges and triumphs, empowering each other on our unique healing journeys. Embrace the warmth of community from the comfort of your home.
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  • H.E.A.L Virtual Women's Support Group - June 27, 2024
    H.E.A.L Virtual Women's Support Group - June 27, 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 27
    Jun 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Google Meet
    Jun 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Google Meet
    Join our H.E.A.L Virtual Women's Support Group to connect, share, and grow in a nurturing online space. Together, we explore life's challenges and triumphs, empowering each other on our unique healing journeys. Embrace the warmth of community from the comfort of your home.
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  • H.E.A.L Virtual Women's Support Group - May 23, 2024
    H.E.A.L Virtual Women's Support Group - May 23, 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 23
    May 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Google Meet
    May 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Google Meet
    Join our H.E.A.L Virtual Women's Support Group to connect, share, and grow in a nurturing online space. Together, we explore life's challenges and triumphs, empowering each other on our unique healing journeys. Embrace the warmth of community from the comfort of your home.
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Joining Our Meetings: What You Need to Know

  • Registration Required:  Sign-up is required for all attendees to ensure a secure experience, before receiving joining instructions.
     

  • Women-Identifying Only Group: Our group is a supportive environment for individuals who live and identify as women, embracing the diverse expressions of womanhood.
     

  • Camera Participation: During meetings, a camera must be on to maintain security and foster authenticity and mutual respect. 
     

  • Session Entry Guidelines: To maintain the integrity and flow of our support group sessions, we kindly request all participants to join on time. We offer a grace period of 8 minutes after the scheduled start time for any unforeseen delays. Please note, that to ensure a cohesive and uninterrupted experience for all members, entry will not be permitted beyond this grace period. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in creating a supportive environment for everyone.
     

  • Meeting Dynamics: Our sessions are guided; each member is encouraged to engage in check-in and check-out activities, including self-introduction, to foster a sense of community. This participation helps create a comfortable space for all, especially for those sharing more in discussions. New members are not pressured to contribute beyond this, but their initial engagement helps build trust and comfort within the group, encouraging a supportive environment for everyone.
     

  • Inclusivity: Our group, open to all women, is founded on spirituality without aligning with a specific religious doctrine. Our sessions may include prayers and references to God, reflecting the Christian background of our founder and facilitator. We warmly welcome and respect women of all faiths and beliefs, ensuring a space where everyone can share their spiritual perspectives comfortably.​

A Safe Space for Women at Every Stage of Healing

Our support group is a sanctuary for women at all stages of their healing journey. Whether you're taking the first step or continuing your path to recovery, you're not alone. We provide a non-judgmental space to share, heal, and grow together, offering understanding and support for relationship issues, past trauma, mental health challenges, and more

Topics We Discuss

  • Relationships

  • Domestic Abuse Recovery (physical, emotional, psychological, narcissistic, sexual, financial)

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Single Life and Separation/Divorce

  • Mental Health, Parenting, Motherhood

  • Grief and Loss

 

We explore a range of topics, embracing the different stages of healing our members are in, and supporting each other's growth and progress.

 

Twelve Principles of H.E.A.L

Our group operates on 12 guiding principles, from acknowledging personal challenges to learning unconditional self-love. These principles are the backbone of our group, helping us build fulfilling relationships and grow spiritually.  Download the Twelve Principles here

  1. Acknowledge:  I must acknowledge that I cannot heal from things I do not confront.

  2. Boundaries: I will set, honor, and maintain healthy boundaries for myself and others.

  3. Power: I understand that I have no control over others; my power lies in controlling myself.

  4. Guidance: I trust and rely on the guidance I receive from my Higher Power, letting it lead my decisions
    and choices.

  5. Surrender: I will make peace with and surrender to God’s plan, rather than my own.

  6. Trust: I am learning to trust myself and those who have proven themselves trustworthy.

  7. Believe: When others show me who they are, I believe them and make decisions for my well-being accordingly.

  8. Let Go or Fall:  I realize that holding onto things that do not serve me disrupts my balance in life.

  9. Forgive: I understand that forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been different; I release myself and others from that hope.

  10. Potential:  I will no longer allow the potential of what something could be to motivate me to hold 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: I am learning to love myself unconditionally; only then will I be truly available to give and receive love from others.

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Pamphlets
Pamphlets are available for advocates and medical providers. Please use our contact form to request details for pricing and quantities. 

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You are seen; you are heard; you are loved.

                                                     — Marica Phipps Johnson

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