Wounded Heart Spring 2018
Recovering from Childhood Sexual Abuse
A Group for Brave Women
The Wounded Heart Group is an honest and hope-filled journey into the debris and devastation of childhood sexual abuse. Our goal is provide a safe, kind and honoring space for women to know they are not alone in their struggles and that it is indeed possible to re-story our lives even from the most desolate of places. Professionally led by Allender-trained guides, you will experience hope and kindness that will be like rain on dry ground.
12 Weekly Group Sessions
Thursdays, March 1 - May 24, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Limited to 6 Participants
Due to the nature of this group, it is designed for women only.
The Wounded Heart Group is designed for women who long to take the next step in their recovery from the debris of childhood sexual abuse. Using the Wounded Heart book and Workbook by Dr. Dan Allender, participants will be guided through the process of discovery and recovery as they engage their stories and find freedom for their future.
Limited to 6 women
Group Sessions are $30/session, with payment due in full upon registration. Total cost: $360
Due to the nature of the group, it is important that group members commit to attend all sessions. While we understand life and family emergencies may interfere, your consistency and presence is important for the continuity of the group and to offer dignity and honor to group members. Please review your calendar prior to registration. Thank you!
This is a support group, and not intended to be considered a therapy group.
Meet The Wounded Heart Group Facilitator
Cristina Flippen, RN, BSN, SANE-A, Allender Certificate
Cris is a graduate of the Allender Center Certificate Training 1 in Trauma-Focused Narrative Therapy Program in Seattle. She has led countless women's support groups, including Wounded Heart and Journey Groups, all with the intention of recovering from past traumas and finding hope for the future. She is a Registered Nurse, having worked many years in labor and delivery, followed by 14 years in Women's Health. Currently, she is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner with UCHealth, serving on the frontlines of sexual trauma.
Cris considers it a privilege to sit with women in a restoration group; listening and attending to their stories. The restoration group is a sacred field where participants travel together and explore personal opinions related to their identity and uncover the souls yearning for more in life: emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. She is humbled to have lead women’s recovery groups for over 14 years. At the end of group she has heard women repeatedly express that they “wished they had committed to the support group process earlier in life”. Her personal participation in a support group was one of the most valued and enlightening endeavors of her life. She was grateful that she did not travel that road alone.