Personal & Romantic Relationships of Survivors of Sexual Trauma
Personal, intimate and healthy relationships are full of joy, fun, romance, intense feelings, and mutual support. True intimacy requires that people develop empathy, or the ability to consider their partner’s point of view. Intimate relationships grow with time, and interestingly enough, the more people get to know themselves, the more empathetic they become and the easier it is to develop healthy relationships. The goal of this group is to help survivors explore personal and partner behaviors. We will be looking at five different areas: communication, personality, needs, intimacy, and conflicts.
This group is designed to help you learn more about yourself, identify the effective and ineffective aspects of your relationships, and find ways to use these newfound skills to develop and maintain healthy and happy relationships.
• Become aware of the primary motivators that guide behavior
• Explore and learn to identify potentially harmful situations
• Explore the effects of messages received in childhood
• Gain insight that will guide behavior goals for change
• Uncover resources you possess that can help to cope with problems and difficulties
• Identify personal characteristics without judgement
• Develop full awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses