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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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.

Join our monthly Women's Group!!

DATE: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 6 PM 
Please note this months meeting will be on the third Wednesday for scheduling reasons of meeting site. 
 

LOCATION: 4581 Demorest Rd Grove City, OH 43123
(Meetings are held privately in a Maronda Homes model home) 

 

SIGN UP: Click link to sign up https://signup.com/go/YzdetAo

H.E.A.L is always free of charge, women of all ages & backgrounds are encouraged to attend. You do not need to be healing or recovering from anything in order to attend. This is an open forum to discuss whatever is on your heart, we discuss everything from mental illness, abuse & codependency, to divorce, loss of loved ones, etc. Perhaps you have healed, learned and overcome an experience; your wisdom is needed. It's okay If you don't feel comfortable speaking, you can just come and listen and feel supported by those that may share your experience. 

 

Feel free to bring or attend with friend for moral support; everyone that attends will walk away glad they did with some amazing connections!

 
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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!

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