Kristine leads or co-leads a variety of therapy groups and retreats aimed at providing a corrective healing experience, connecting the body, mind and spirit. Experiential methods to facilitate healing include EMDR, guided imagery, journaling, and process work. Please see below for specifics on current offerings.
Trauma Resolution Group for Women Survivors
Spring 2012 Group Forming Now
This group is designed for women with a desire to work toward healing childhood traumatic experiences within the safety of a group setting. Trauma can be caused by an overwhelming experience in childhood, adolescence that is perceived to be life threatening and is difficult to integrate or make sense of. This might include physical, sexual, emotional abuse or types of neglect.
Trauma Reenactment is present when past hurts and violations have not found a way to resolve. Self injury is an example of a reenactment in that the symptom keeps persisting until the underlying trauma is resolved. The long-term effect of unresolved early attachment and traumatic occurrences is reenactments. Individuals experience flashbacks, chronic illness or pain in their body, destructive relationships, and repeated self-destructive behavior. In many situations, working with childhood trauma is necessary for long-term symptom resolution.
In this group women will work toward processing experiences of victimization with the support and encouragement of both therapist and group members. Each woman will have the opportunity to safely address her personal triggers, related symptoms and her story; focusing on strategies to build a personal tool kit for recovery. This is done through expressive processes and experiences to help with emotional regulation and containment through mindfulness practice.
Where: Atlanta, Georgia
When: Wednesday evening beginning March 2012
Fee: 40.00 per session
Women's Therapeutic Retreat 2012
The retreat format provides you an opportunity to take a three-day break from the daily distractions and intentionally bring your focus to your personal goals and process, allowing you a mindful journey toward connecting with unresolved concerns and hurts, moving you toward resolution.
This intensive therapeutic experience is designed to allow for both group and individual time for each woman. The process is experiential with an emphasis on supporting you to explore, experience, nurture, and realign with your authentic self, honoring your personal journey along the way.
The semiannual gathering takes place in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. We will be staying in private luxury cabins to facilitate a non-threatening, safe, and confidential experience. Accommodations provide private sleeping arrangements as well as all meals. The setting includes a private lake, canoeing, trails, fire pit, hot tub, game room, and spectacular views.
Summer June 7-10, 2012
Fee: $899 includes food, lodging and 3-day program
Referral: Therapist or self-referral accepted.
A face-to-face screening is required for all participants prior to sign-up.