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Healing from trauma together community

By Karen Robinson

July 22, 2022

Heal Thrive Dream 

Importance of a healing community

Trauma can be incredibly difficult to overcome on your own. Healing in isolation is a struggle and why we recommend leaning on your community. 

There are many things that can be said about community, and the role it plays in people’s lives. Some may view community as a support system, others as a network of individuals that come together to form a social structure. Whichever perspective one takes, it is undeniable that community plays a critical role in human existence. For some, community provides the support they need to heal from past traumas.

Community provides individuals with a sense of belonging, which is essential for our well-being. Members of community offer support and encouragement to one another, which can be crucial for overcoming difficult times. Community can also provide individuals with a sense of purpose, which can be beneficial for those who are struggling.

Support groups - A special kind of community

When it comes to healing, sometimes it can be helpful to have some company. This is where support groups come in. They provide a space for people to share their experiences and connect with others who are going through something similar. This can be incredibly healing, as it allows people to feel seen and understood. It can also be a great resource for finding information and support.

Trauma recovery support groups can be found in person or online. They are meant to serve as a compliment to therapy. A quality support group will provide you time and space to express yourself. Many people find it helpful to express their feelings about their trauma through writing, art, or other creative outlets. The more types of interventions the better as what may work for one person, may not work for you. Healing takes patience. It may take time to fully recover from trauma, but with patience and support, you can do it.

The supportive community of Heal Thrive Dream

In summary, recovering from trauma can be a very difficult experience. It is painful emotionally, physically, and spiritually. But there are ways to overcome it. Seek professional help and join a support group to get started. Heal Thrive Dream has a complimentary support group on Facebook. Our emphasis in this group is psychoeducational, informative, and inspirational. We encourage each other and offer a safe place for those ready to share their story, or a part of their story. We specialize in working with career women, but all women are welcome.

Heal Thrive Dream also offers a paid support group. This group offers group coaching, accountability, bize size learning, and a safe community. There is new content each and every month that includes a workbook with self discovery exercises, journaling prompts, and affirmations all based on a monthly theme. As women in the group heal and recovery, members are encouraged to help other women who may just be a few steps behind them. Community and giving back are essential in our recovery. We hope you will join us! 

This is Us: Healing From Trauma Together Community

Karen Robinson

About the author

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Virginia. I recently started a new company with my daughters called Healthrivedream.com. My daughters will help design products geared towards healing while I will be offering coaching and counseling services.
I earned both my Bachelor’s (1996) and Master’s (1998) in Social Work at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. I have served in Community Mental Health in Washington, DC; as a school social worker; adoption services (primarily home studies); personal therapist, and a Federal Government Social Worker (16 years).
My full career experience can be found on LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/karen-robinson-1277a22b

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