Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU) psychologist Dr. Bojun Hu is launching a support group for adult female survivors of rape and sexual assault and survivors of childhood sexual abuse/incest.
This is a confidential group to help women cope with difficult emotions such as fear, grief and loss, shame, self-blame, and anger. We will together share and discuss issues pertaining to power and control, body image, healing and self-care, and trust and intimacy in relationships. The group provides therapeutic conversations and yoga practices combined together for strength, emotional processing, relaxation, and reconnecting the mind and the body. The body holds memories of trauma and opening the body to sensations and experiences helps healing and enables one to let go of those emotional and behavioral patterns that are no longer serving. The group is open to women seeking support from others as they invite in a new sense of power and wholeness of mind, body, and spirit.
Session topics will include and are not limited to:
- Managing disclosure
- Emotional regulation
- Self-esteem and body image
- Intimacy and sexuality
- Seeking support
When: Mar 21-May 9, every Thursday from 6-7.30pm (eight sessions in total, 1.5h each session).
Where: United Family New Hope Clinical Center, 9-11 Jiangtai Xilu, Chaoyang District
Group size: 8-10 people
Cost: RMB 600 per session, RMB 1,200 for a one-hour pre-group interview (mandatory, to be held mid-February until early March)
Sign up: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in joining the group or to ask any questions you may have .
Read this Q&A with Dr. Bojun Hu to find out more about her background, practice, and approach.
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