The more empowered we become, the more is healed. And our healing is the world's healing.
A woman’s medicine is another woman.
Heart Meditation Group
This group is focused on opening, healing and energizing the heart using breath, sound, and deep connection to your heart. Heart-centered meditation can effect deep transformational change in your relationships, your inner feeling of security and confidence, your ability to feel, and your level of inner peace. This meditation practice can help heal the wounds of childhood trauma by gently opening the heart to self-love and self-compassion.
How do I get started? To enroll in a group, you must complete an individual initial assessment with me. This takes an hour and can be scheduled for your convenience on the phone. After your assessment is completed and it is determined that you may benefit from the group, you can join any group that has openings.
What is the cost of the groups? All group participants must complete an individual assessment before beginning the group. The cost for this is $50. A special fee of $50 per week for the group is available. Participants must accept this fee arrangement and agree to pay for any missed group meetings and to pay a $90 deposit--to be used for the last 2 groups attended. The regular cost is $65 per group.
Do I have to see a therapist while I am in the group? In some cases, yes. Group participants are encouraged to be in individual or couples therapy while in the group. You learn a variety of coping skills in the groups and your therapist can help you integrate these in therapy work.
What happens in group work? These groups meet each week for 2 hours. We begin with a simple and brief meditation or grounding exercise. Then we review an aspect of trauma recovery and go over the homework. (Homework consists of practicing trauma or abandonment recovery skills for about 20 minutes several times at home the week.) If someone doesn’t feel like sharing her homework, that’s O.K. No one is forced to share, but it is encouraged to get the full benefit of interpersonal support through sharing your experience. Then we take a 10-minute break. After the break, we explore one or two new aspects of trauma recovery or abandonment trauma (SWIRL). Questions are encouraged. I try to make groups creative, fun, healing and inspiring.
How big are the groups? There are between 4 and 6 participants in any group.
Will I have to share personal information in the group?
You are in charge of how much personal information you choose to share. All information shared is confidential and everyone must agree and sign the group agreements and informed consent.
I call Suzanne a "heart whisperer" because her ability to hold a space of acceptance and non-judgement allowed me to feel safe in the women's group as I went deep into my most vulnerable and imperfect places. Suzanne's genuine warmth felt nourishing to me and all of us.
~E. C., - Denver, CO
The trauma recovery group gave me the courage and the tools I was needing to feel more empowered. I have more courage now to utilize them and confident that I can have a happier life.
~M.A. Denver, CO
I felt seen and heard for the first time in years.
~R.T. Arvada, CO
The abandonment support group was very healing and I felt love coming back to my heart in that group. I learned so much about relationship patterns and attachment. I'm 'lifting' out of my abandonment grief and hopefully I will not choose an abandoner in my next relationship. I know what to look for now.
~Zori, Littleton, CO