ADULT ADOPTEE SUPPORT GROUP
Adoption is a lifelong journey – don’t travel alone
THIS GROUP IS ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS!!!
When: Twice a month – every 1st & 3rd TUESDAY 4.30-6pm
NEXT MEETINGS: September 3rd & 17th, October 1st & 15th
Where: Sondermind, Suite 12, 100 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder CO 80302
Cost: sliding scale $35-$45
The adoption story continues throughout the lifespan because adoption is a lifelong journey.
This ongoing group is for adoptees who are seeking community and a space to explore who they are in the company of others who share this experience. People come to this group at different stages in the journey – some have traced birth parents, others have no information about their origins or may be beginning to learn more.
It is open to adults who were adopted at any age.
It is not uncommon for adoption-related issues to crop up unexpectedly throughout the lifespan. They can affect your:
This group will help you:
Tell your story
Find community & support
Share your experience
Explore your adoption issues including: what you know and what you don’t, ideas of ‘family’ and selfhood
Make sense of feelings and reactions
Discover your own meaning in your life
Writing is a powerful way to create your narrative, to find your healing story. The group will try some gentle expressive writing exercises and there will be opportunity (but no obligation) to share.
British author Jeanette Winterson says:
“ Adopted people may feel silenced.”
“We need new ways to tell our stories.”
“Adoption drops you into the story after the story has started.”
“We need better stories for the stories around adoption.”
Facilitated by Kate Thompson MA MA CJT
Existential Psychotherapist & Writer (and adult adoptee)
Landscape, Literature, and Imagination:
THE THIRD EYE: AN EXPRESSIVE WRITING GROUP FOR WOMEN THERAPISTS, COACHES, WRITING & HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The Third Eye on the telephone: supervision & support groups for therapeutic writing facilitators
These groups meet once every 2 weeks. The current group meets on Tuesday mornings:
4.30-6pm London time
These are distance learning group for therapeutic writing practitioners where we can discuss issues such as: group dynamics, how to think about mental health issues, boundaries or practice issues as they occur in our groups. This is a way to share best practice, get consultation, think & write together and develop journal writing for self-supervision and reflective practice. It’s a forum for you to ask your questions about your work and find community and support.
Overcome your isolation – join a group. New groups will form at various intervals.
Sessions have space for sharing, feedback and support and will be tailored to individual requirements. We include a short writing process and ideas about how to use it as part of your practice.
Groups are limited to 6-8 participants.