The facilitator keeps track of time, facilitates the conversation of ground rules, reinforce core values, leads by example in the way she shares, holds space for others and shows up in the group.
Notes: The above information may change from time to time, and is shared with you to understand the background of where the support group comes from.
The main idea is for people to hold space for each other, express thoughts and feelings that they may not have space to express otherwise. It is also a space for peer led learning. Its important to us that the listening is extremely non-judgemental and rooted in the fact that the illness is a spectrum, people are all very different so what works for one may not work for someone. But the idea is for us to listen to each other and and decide for ourselves what we want to take in and use in our lives. We are all for offering insights that are open for others to consider but wish to avoid any form of advice.
Solidarity can be a very powerful thing, where just by virtue of relating to each other and feeling seen and heard we gather a lot of strength and comfort to navigate our challenges. That is what we see as our main purpose more than anything - to create a space for that solidarity.
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