Are you tired of not getting out what you put into relationships? Do you find yourself worried about burdening your loved ones?
Maybe you’ve tried to put yourself out there but meeting new people hasn't always gone well. Maybe you've found yourself thinking “it must be me” when things haven’t gone well in relationships.
Everyone struggles in relationships for different reasons.
For some it’s related to family history, for others it was being bullied or left out growing up, or for others, there’s not been the opportunity for the types of connections they’ve been wanting. Relationships are hard and rejection can lead to thinking it must be your own fault, this can make it hard to join a new community.
This is your opportunity for a different experience
We work hard to create a space that is open, inviting, and welcoming and your chance to have a lovely experience connecting to a community of women.
In Wild Hearted Women, you will get to intimately know your group members, learn about vulnerability and shame and why it’s so hard to put yourself out there, and experience what it’s like to be accepted exactly as you are, unconditionally.
Having an intimate group week after week, with special attention paid to getting to know each other and building trust in the beginning, provides an opportunity to do it differently. As a result, the women in the groups find themselves looking forward to each session, thinking about the other members, and reaching out to each other in tougher times.
Wild Hearted Women is a space to be unapologetically yourself, to be seen, heard, and accepted for who you are, to receive support and be supportive in return. You’ll be amazed at how much you have in common despite apparent differences.
We meet the same day and time each week, for 90 minutes, with the same women, for 8 weeks, and the cost is $240 per session. Summer session with be Thursdays from 6:00-7:300 PM.
We screen each member to ensure that you are in a group with women you can relate to and are in similar phases of life. The expectation is that you can make it each to week as your group members will be relying on your ability to be there.The real value of this experience lies in the connections you build with each other, you don't want to miss out on that. Our group members tell us how much they enjoy the company and care of the other women and how much they look forward to meeting each week.
The first session is spent doing some real get to know each other exercises, you get to meet each person individually to help feel more comfortable talking to each other. The facilitator guides the process. We will set ground rules that we all agree upon regarding what feels ok and what doesn’t, like swearing, or phone use. Then each week will start with a quick check-in about how everyone is doing.
Where we go from there is up to you! This will be your chance to really interact with each other, respond to each other’s concerns or worries. Women have brought up everything from excitement about a niece or nephew being born to contemplating divorce, to painful childhood struggles that still haunt today.
You get out what you put into this group, the more you open up, allow yourself to be brave and vulnerable, the more you feel connected to the other group members and you’ll see just how alike you all are.
Find out if it's the right fit and secure your spot
Email your facilitator, Amanda Bucci, MS and she will email you back to set up a time to connect by phone. This will be your chance to hear more about the group, get any questions you may have answered, and to see if it's good fit.
Amanda Bucci has her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and had previous co-facilitated Wild Hearted Women, creating a calm, open, nonjudgemental atmosphere that let's you relax, let your guard down, and work towards being comfortable in the group.
How many weeks are in a session? Each session is approximately 8 weeks long
Do I have to attend every session? We hope you can make them all but, if you have to miss one that's ok.
How is this support group different than therapy groups? Therapy groups use diagnosis of mental health conditions and treatment planning in a group setting instead of one on one therapy. This support group is about connection, building relationships, getting out of your comfort zone. It's more than socializing but not focused on mental health solely.
Can I use my insurance? No, this is not an insurance based service because it's not therapy, this allow us to avoid the use of diagnosis and treatment planning as dictated by insurance companies. Women's issues are not disorders in our view.
How many women are in the group? There will be no more than 8-10 women to keep this group small and allow enough time for everyone to participate.
Is it confidential? The expectation is group members respect each other's confidentiality.
I'm nervous, this is outside of my comfort zone! Most of the women feel that way at first and that's normal! There will be a lot of time to get to know each other better and to get more comfortable.
Do I have to talk a lot? Yes and no. The more you step out of your comfort zone the more you will get out of the group. You should share as you feel ready and safe to do so but a lack of sharing can take away from the intimacy of the group.
How do I register? Contact Amanda at Amanda@viragowellness.com to inquire about openings for our next session.