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Activities by Zoom - helping survivors in the online world
Over the lockdown period WRASAC has been working on some new activities, workshops and groups for service-users who are receiving support or are on our waiting list. We can’t organise our usual groups face to face, and learning to do things differently has given us the opportunity to trial and add a few extra therapeutic activities to our repertoire.
Forrest Yoga has been helping our clients with the task of resolving trauma for many years. So, we were so pleased that Heart Space were able to organise exclusive classes for WRASAC by Zoom.
“It was so relaxing, fantastic and the instructor’s voice was calming and clear. Loved it”
“First half was very chilled and relaxing and in the second half I really liked being given options for how to get a deeper stretch if I wanted it, which I did, I could really feel it the next day”
Complementary therapies are a challenge when you are not present with the therapist. However, we have partnered with Lorna at Butterflybees to offer therapies and activities that don't involve ‘hands on’.
"I feel more confident with being able to approach people with communication. I like how you taught me to honour the feelings of anger, guilt and shame first, then once the heavy energy released I managed to reframe my internal language and felt much lighter."
"After an hour of EFT my anxiety levels were 0/10. It surprised how quickly it worked with me as at first I didn’t know if much would happen as it was so new to me."
We are also pleased that we have been able to help survivors meet with each other in our online Peer Support Group. The group runs in the evening to help those with work or caring commitments to attend. The group is facilitated by a worker, who can also help the technophobes amongst us get the hang of the 'techy' stuff. We want to break down technology barriers while we can't meet in person. And, post-Covid 19, we’ll be able to keep online support going where there is a demand. WRASAC covers a large geographical area and getting to a laptop or smartphone at home might be the way to get survivors together with support workers, therapists or other survivors.
“The Peer Support Group have been working to create a space where group members can take part in activities, socialise and support each other through the current restrictions. As the group facilitator it has been wonderful to watch the women support each other, and grow closer as a group. The group has talked through difficulties, laughed together, and explored ways they are coping.”