Throughout the year we offer different group therapies for survivors. On this page you can find out more information about our current groups. To join our waiting list for our next group, please see below.
The Somatic Body Mapping Group is an art and body focused group therapy. It allows participants to begin regaining trust and joy in their bodies and creatively explore who they are becoming on their healing journey. You do not need to have any art making skills, only an interest in exploring your creativity.
This group started in September 2023. A new group will be announced in 2024.
It is open to anybody identifying as woman, whether cis-, trans or other. The group is designed for participants who have already started their healing journey and would like to further deepen their connection with themselves. In order to join the group, we ask that you have had 1-1 trauma specific counselling before and will also be attending individual counselling sessions alongside the group. These do not have to be with Kinergy.
The facilitators will guide group members through a series of interactive, mindful and creative exercises leading to the making of one’s personal body map. This involves tracing your body outline and filling it with images and symbols that express your inner nature and who you are becoming on your healing journey.
This is a small, closed group of 4 participants and two facilitators
The group runs over 8 consecutive weeks with one week’s break in the middle. Each weekly session is 2h and 15minutes long.
The group runs twice a year. We don’t set regular dates as they depend on the availability of our facilitators.
Yes, we have got a waiting list for this group. In order to join, please fill out our Kinergy referral form. You will have the option to tick ‘groups’ and then specify which group you would like to attend.
If you would like to join our waiting list for our next Somatic Body Mapping Group please complete our referral form by selecting the link below and select the option 'groups', specifying Somatic Body Mapping. Should you need any assistance in completing this form, please call the office on 0117 908 7712.
A 12-week trauma informed eco-therapy group for survivors of sexual abuse. A relaxed and supportive space to improve wellbeing through connection and creativity in nature.
Being in nature can be calming and grounding and it has been proven to improve wellbeing, boost confidence and reduce trauma symptoms. Working in a group outdoors can help us connect with ourselves and others and we can learn from nature too.
We can use creativity to explore our feelings, express ourselves safely and reconnect with our own sense of agency. Being surrounded by nature can feel more comfortable than working in a therapy room and group members are encouraged to take part in a way that feels right for them.
The first group will start in January 2024.
If you are interested in taking part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is open to adults of any gender but we ask that you are not currently accessing any other therapy. The facility is wheelchair accessible.
The facilitators will guide group members through various outdoor activities focused on improving wellbeing through connection and creativity in nature. Group members will be encouraged to take part in a way that feels right for them.
This is a small, closed group of 6 participants and two facilitators
The group runs over 12 weeks. Each weekly session is 2h and 30minutes long.
This is a new group launching in 2024 with an aim to run 2 per year.
Yes, we have got a waiting list for this group. In order to join, please contact our team on: email@example.com to register your interest.
'I am very grateful to Annette and Jess for inviting me to participate in Body Mapping. Throughout the course, I discovered new insights and wholesome ways to explore my relationship with my body and integrate my past experiences. What truly stood out to me was the supportive and inclusive environment that was created. The group's patience, kindness, and willingness to listen made me feel welcome and safe to share.'
'I found this to be a wonderfully cosy and supportive space where I was able to explore my relationship with my body safely and learn to reconnect with myself. I really enjoyed the process and do feel a little more at peace with my body which is great.
It’s nice to have the map in my head to be able to reflect on.'
'The Somatic Body Mapping group is a really nice time and space for healing from trauma. The facilitators make you feel safe and able to express yourself creatively along with others who have had a similar experience. The whole process has allowed me to look at my body differently and more positively.'
'The group has exceeded all my expectations. It immediately felt like a safe space where I could explore my feelings & reactions to the sexual assault I have experienced. It has been incredible to express myself creatively and I have got so much out of the process. I have felt held throughout and am leaving feeling strong and positive.
I have found a great deal of pleasure in having a creative outlet.'