Wounded Heart

Recovering from Childhood Sexual Abuse
A Group for Brave Women

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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
Tuesdays, September 11 through November 27, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Limited to 6 Participants 

Due to the nature of this group, it is designed for women only. 


The reason for entering the struggle is a desire for more, a taste of what life and love could be if freed from the dark memories and deep shame....God has made us with a natural desire to be as He is: alive, righteous, pure, passionate, loving. To honor what God has called us to be is the reason a man or woman chooses the path of change.
— Dr. Dan Allender, from The Wounded Heart
The journey involves bringing our wounded heart before God, a heart that is full of rage, overwhelmed with doubt, bloodied but unbroken, rebellious, stained, and lonely. It does not seem possible that anyone can handle, let alone embrace, our wounded and sinful heart. But the path involves the risk of putting into words the condition of our inner being and placing those words before God for His response.
— Dr. Dan Allender from The Wounded Heart

Healing the Wounded Heart: Recovering from Childhood Sexual Abuse
360.00

12 Weekly Group Sessions
Thursdays, January 24 - April 11, 2019
6:00-7:30 p.m.

@ Restoration Counseling
155 W. Harvard Street, Suite 401, FoCo

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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

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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.

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A message from Cris, the Wounded Heart Facilitator:

I commend your courage to commit and journey with other women in a restoration group. The restoration group process facilitates a pause in life to reflect - we will share pieces of our lives, how past experiences, situations and relationships continue to impact our present interactions and decisions. On life’s journey - we begin collecting memories of events; incidents, hurts, disappointments, betrayals, wounding, abandonment and abuse. Together we will look at people and settings that have left an imprint on your heart. Some of it will be painful, some will be surprising and some will be exciting. We hope you will gain a greater understanding and appreciation for your story as well as an increased awareness of grace and deeper intimacy with the Author of your story.

You are not alone on this journey of healing and redemption. My intent is to create a safe accessible space where you can grow in self-awareness, better understanding of your story and the path to a more abundant life.

We will be using Dr. Dan Allender’s material as a guide for this group. Please purchase The Wounded Heart, by Dr. Dan Allender and The Wounded Heart Companion Workbook. They can be can be purchased on-line through Amazon or anywhere books are sold.

It is with great expectancy that I will journey with you on the path of healing, gaining clarity into your story and the desire of your heart.
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