Here at The Safe Room, we allow ourselves to connect with other trauma survivors, by building connection and support. Through this drop-in group format, our goal is to help participants join in on some meaningful conversations as they feel comfortable, giving ourselves the tools we need to improve recognition, love and resilience within ourselves. Group sessions will involve topics of discussion such as, but not limited to the following: sexual assault, domestic violence, childhood trauma, and LGBTQ(IA+) related matters.
Though we do not provide a team of licensed professionals, our network recognizes the importance of privacy and security. As such, all participants will be treated with the same respect as in clinical group counselling. All group sessions will be facilitated through Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Trauma-informed Practice.
The Safe Room is facilitated and operated by people who genuinely recognize and appreciate every participant’s unique circumstances. We strive to help you improve your quality of life, find resilience in your fears, and support your best possible life.
Hello everyone and welcome to The Safe Room! As your group session facilitator, my goal is to create a safe and peaceful place for trauma survivors to feel comfortable in. Using strategies such as Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Trauma-informed Practice, I will guide each session with the goal to share, connect and grow as individuals and as a community.
At 24 years of age, in the midst of a pandemic, I was feeling lost, isolated, and without meaningful purpose in my life. And while lockdown gave me ample time to sit and dwell on past grievances, bathing in the subtle slip into darkness, I felt I must not be alone in this feeling (or at least I hoped). The thought occurred to me that many people, like me, may be finding it difficult to access traditional forms of mental health support right now, or maybe don’t even know where to start. When we are experiencing such personal and painful traumas, it can be frustrating trying to find a network that feels comfortable for you and provides what you need.
Whether you find yourself sticking around for weekly discussions, or just using this space as your starting destination, I sincerely hope that you find The Safe Room to be a place where you feel secure and comfortable in connecting and healing with a supportive community of people.