This is a monthly therapeutic group for adult children of troubled families, who want to heal from childhood wounds. The group uses psychodrama and numerous safety structures to help group members take the next step toward their recovery.
As trauma expert Bessel Van Der Kolk notes in his recent book The Body Keeps the Score, traumatic memories are stored in the body. Body-based, experiential interventions such as theater provide a “bottom-up” way to heal trauma and give members a visceral experience of the good enough parent they needed. The interventions also offer a chance to embody the new roles they would like to take in their present lives. We have found the group to be a powerful adjunct to individual therapy.
Gregory Burns, MFT Intern, co-leads the group with Joy, along with an Action Team of other therapists. Pre-registration required. Affordable fee with sliding scale. For more information, please call Joy at (510) 999-6380.
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