Finding Peace Within Group
A Skills Group for Trauma Survivors
When we have experienced trauma in the past, our bodies may continue to feel stressed and try to protect us from harm long after the trauma is over. We might feel anger, despair, turmoil or numbness even when we don’t remember or are not thinking about what happened. We can learn tools for living with greater ease and calmness in our lives today. Finding Peace Within is an 10-week skill-based support group for women who are experiencing symptoms of past trauma.
This award-winning* group is an educational, classroom environment and not a trauma-processing group. We teach trauma survivors simple and practical steps toward living more calmly and at ease in their daily lives.
“Excellent tools and wonderful, compassionate leaders. This class is a gift to the community.” ~ FPW participant
Read the full flyer HERE.
New session begins Thursday, March 5, 2020 and runs through Thursday, May 14, 2020. Group meets 10:00am-11:30am at our Oakland office.
The fee is based on a sliding scale and there is a no-fee option for low income mothers.
Call our Parenting Stress Helpline at 1-800-829-3777 to register and for payment information. Intakes will start in January 2020.
Family Paths’ Finding Peace Within group is the recipient of the Alameda County Mental Health Advisory Board’s 2018 Community Service Award in the Promising Innovative Program category. Longtime clinicians, Amy Attiyeh, MFT, and Phyllis Lorenz, MFT, co-founders and facilitators of Finding Peace Within, have led this group for over a decade and served more than 200 women who are committed to getting the skills they need to heal and thrive.
Meet the Instructors
Amy has been co-facilitating the Finding Peace Within group for 8 years. She feels a commitment to parents in their healing of trauma. She sees the group as an opportunity for moms to come together and receive support around the transformations that matter for them. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, she works from a trauma informed and mindfulness based approach at Family Paths and in private practice.
Phyllis has worked with trauma survivors for 17 years during her tenure at Family Paths. She is trained in cutting edge Trauma Treatment, such as EMDR, and is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She has both been inspired by and has learned from the courage of her clients who pursue the path of healing.