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    Groups

    Trauma-Informed Experiential Therapy Women’s Group

    Conducted by Steven Durost

    Registrations and screenings are done in advance of the group. If interested, please call and ask to talk to Steven. A screening must be done prior to group attendance.

    Groups are $30/session and may be reimbursable by some insurances.

    Treat yourself like a compassionate friend and participate in this unique healing therapy group. Through ongoing action therapy-based participation, the group will use action-based methods to explore, identify, concretize participants’ sense of self-compassion. In this manner, a safe environment for trauma recovery is formed and healing becomes spontaneous.

    Trauma-Informed Experiential Therapy engages the body through a set safety structures, slowly and safely moving the participants in a controlled manner to a deeper understanding of self, greater self-esteem and self-compassion. When safety, skills, and support art in place, trauma work can be done and deep body-based healing can happen.

    Trauma sits in parts of the body that are not accessed by words. Thus, talk therapy is an act of translation, trying to give voice to a body-based experience for which there are no words. When we engage the body in the recovery process, trauma can be safely released and healing can be experienced.

    Bessel Van Der Kolk, the leading trauma recovery researcher, states: “Traumatized people… are afraid to experience their emotions, because emotions lead to loss of control… theatre is about embodying emotions, giving voice to them… the secret is to go slow and… bit by bit.”

    Registration is required. Call (603) 625-0010. Please leave a voicemail with the office stating your name, phone number, e-mail address, and the group you would like to attend. The director will contact you to offer an intake to determine if this group will be a good fit for your needs. If so, an e-mail with the Zoom meeting number will be sent to you the day of the meeting. 

    Men’s Sexual Abuse Survivor’s Support Group

    Currently runs once a week.

    Steven leads this group at the Castle in conjunction with grant funding through the YWCA New Hampshire Crisis Services. Resources for male survivors are limited and much needed. We are pleased to have a part in providing hope and healing to all affected by violence and its aftermath. 

    If you know of someone who would like to join the group or would like more information, please contact us through phone or email at [email protected] or 603-625-0010 to schedule an intake call. 

    Registration is required. Call (603) 625-0010. Please leave a voicemail with the office stating your name, phone number, e-mail address, and the group you would like to attend. An e-mail with the Zoom meeting number will be sent to you the day of the meeting. Registration is required. Call (603) 625-0010. 

    Please leave a voicemail with the office stating your name, phone number, e-mail address, and the group you would like to attend. The director will contact you to offer an intake to determine if this group will be a good fit for your needs. If so, an e-mail with the Zoom meeting number will be sent to you the day of the meeting.