The Journey is an 8-week long online trauma healing and recovery group psychotherapy for women with a history of traumatic or other adverse life experiences that are holding them back from achieving success in family, professional, social, and emotional aspects of their lives. It consists of a unique combination of well-established practices of neuroscience, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused psychotherapy, and trauma-focused art therapy. The participants will also be encouraged in practicing healing body and mind practices, including yoga and Qi-gong exercises, and forming healthy habits of sleep and nutrition.
This unique combination will provide an effective healing context to women on their journey toward healing from psychological trauma, PTSD, and related emotional issues, including anxiety, anger, and depression. The support of others has been identified as a significant protective factor in reducing trauma symptoms and feelings of shame and guilt often experienced by trauma victims.
"Even virtually, Denisa created a safe space to challenge old and unhelpful mental models. Denisa's deep insights into the neuroscientific framework for trauma fostered a tremendous sense of self-awareness and personal empowerment and responsibility. I never did group work before and this experience has been incredibly positive, enabling me to move forward; I believe I am better equipped to really start to thrive on this journey of development and finding meaning and purpose in my experiences of trauma." Amy W.
"Even though every single one of us had different stories to share, the space created within this group was one of acceptance, support, and trust. The different modalities and tools used in the group helped me identify where I was on my own journey to recovery and how I could move forward to become the best version of myself." Lydia B.
"Participating in Denisa's Journey group has been a great blessing. I am thankful for having the opportunity to share and grow with other trauma survivors seeking to thrive in the process of healing." Robin P.
FACEBOOK SUPPORT GROUP
Finding A Safe Way to Emotional Trauma Recovery - this group is a closed forum created to support the Finding a Safe Way to Emotional Recovery community. We are focused on healing symptoms of trauma and PTSD induced by a variety of traumatic situations, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or exposure to domestic violence in the most natural way and without the use of psychotropic medication.
We invite you to come and ask questions and support each other on your healing journey. Click here to join.
GIRLS IN ACTION
Self-Empowerment Course for Pre-teen and Teen Girls
The objective of this course is to empower girls with valuable life skills in order to achieve their full potential. The course is based on the belief that every girl deserves to love herself mentally, physically, and spiritually, and to have opportunities that allow her to make choices that benefit herself, her family, and her community. Research shows that girls who are engaged in positive activities such as school, sports, or prevention/intervention programs are more likely to complete middle and high school, attend college, positively serve their communities, and reach their potential for future success than their peers who are not involved.
TRAUMA FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL GROUP THERAPY FOR GIRLS WITH TRAUMATIC LIFE EXPERIENCES
THE FOCUS: Cognitive Behavioral Group designed to provide an opportunity to share the trauma experience, develop a narrative, and teach coping skills to manage recurrences of PTSD and other symptoms. The group will also incorporate a psychodynamic aspect helping the girls make meaning of their trauma experience, examine their view of themselves and their relationships as they integrate their experience into a more general view of themselves in society.