Seeking Safety Women & Men’s Group

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What is Seeking Safety?

An 8-week treatment group for clients who identify as survivors of trauma who also identify using substances to cope. Seeking Safety focuses on developing safe coping skills and increasing self-care while decreasing harmful or risky behaviors.

The number one goal within this group is to help you become safe. “Safety” includes the ability to:

  1. Manage trauma symptoms (flashbacks, nightmares, and negative feelings)
  2. Cope with life without the use of substances
  3. Take good care of yourself
  4. Find safe people who can be supportive to you
  5. Find ways to feel good about yourself and to enjoy life

Structure: 8-week. Once attendees have attended all 8 weeks, they will receive a certificate of completion.

What are the Program Expectations? 

  1. Attendance
  2. Accountability
  3. Participation (as comfort level permits)
  4. Openness to personal growth and healing

Not a part of Seeking Safety: Exploring past trauma or traumatic memories, trauma counselling.

Referral Process: Requires an internal referral from a counsellor.

Hours

Tuesday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Eligibility Criteria

Clients (16+) who identify as using substances to cope with trauma.

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