Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:30pm, October 1 – November 19, Portland

Join us for a unique healing journey. Become reconnected to your body and gain tools for assertive communication, boundary setting, self-care, and self-defense.  Participants have gained confidence, skills, and experienced a reduction in PTSD symptoms while building community with other female-identified survivors of violence. 

Cost: self pay $20 to $40/session (more if you can / less if you can’t)

Healing Through Empowerment Series for Women

Healing through Empowerment uses mindfulness techniques, body-based exercises, discussion, role play, verbal and physical self defense techniques, and reflection as tools for healing from abuse and assault trauma. Learn to observe and honor your own responses and preferences as felt in the body and develop practices to identify and express what you want, need, and feel in your own life. With an emphasis on choice and control, explore and gain tools for managing adrenalin, connecting with the body and feeling it’s strength and stability for safety, healing, and growth.  All female-identified people welcome. Sliding fee for self pay participants 

For information on upcoming series contact Clara at info@PACMaine.com or call (207) 232-0484

ESD contributes to healing by:

  • Creating an environment that is explicitly safe. 
  • Giving participants opportunities to make active choices and express personal boundaries which are respected by others.
  • Teaching new responses to use in stressful situations (active coping).
  • Using mind/body techniques to become more aware of the body’s signals (interoceptive awareness).
  • Providing an opportunity to learn and practice personal safety skills, such as becoming more aware of danger cues and using active responses.
  • Offering safe and comforting experiences of working with others (social connection).

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