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Pay What You Can Peer Support’s PTSD and Trauma group kind of saved my life. I was in a really tough place and my regular weekly therapy was not enough to keep me stable. I felt so seen and not alone in that group, thank you to Bernisha. She really frickin' is so awesome. I've sat in on the OCD group as well and that moderator, Dedric, was awesome too. I actually started using Pay What You Can Peer Support right after it first launched through a recommendation from my regular therapist. I shout from the rooftops about how helpful this service is to anyone that ever asks about mental health services.
I attended Finding Your Next Step with Maurice. I left the session feeling so supported. I feel optimistic and (even) excited for the challenging changes I’m facing right now. Maurice was beyond helpful! He was kind, patient and inspiring. He really helped me see what I have to offer as I start job searching while working thru a challenging divorce and going back to work after 8 years as a stay at home mom. I’m really looking forward to attending the next session! Thank you Maurice!
Out of all the eating disorder support groups I have attended this has got to be one of the best and my favourite. Abbey is amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable about this subject and is also very passionate. She not only knows how we feel but has suggestions on how to deal with it.
In the HEALING AND RECOVERY FROM TRAUMA group, for the first time ever, I was able to tell a part of my story that I've kept locked in a box. Always too ashamed to share it with anyone, because what would they think of me? Having the space and the freedom to talk about something so very difficult is more than I could have ever hoped for when I first found this site and this group. The moderator gave me the courage to share my story. I wish I had the words to explain what it's like to finally have a place I don't feel like an outcast.
I had an incredibly powerful session in the Depression group. I felt very connected despite having several new members. We are really creating a safe space. The moderator went above and beyond to make sure we are all feeling safe. He did an excellent job welcoming new people and continuing to help us all build relationships. He is very empathetic and goes way beyond his job description.
I was having a terrible day due to my OCD and lack of support, but the group and the moderator genuinely made me feel at peace
The session was phenomenal. The moderator, went above and beyond what I'd expected from the site and the meeting. I truly appreciate the kindness and thought that went into what we spoke about. He was kind and affirming, and guided the session in a positive way.
He did a great job of stepping in and sharing his thoughts, while also allowing everyone to talk and get an even amount of speaking time.
I felt supported and heard and left the session feeling better about myself and more hopeful.... As someone who is just reaching out for help again, and was afraid to come tonight, I’m so grateful I did and I am looking forward to continuing to work with her.
Lauren's breadth of knowledge and her ability to share it is an inspiration. She led the session very, very well- as usual! I take so many notes and each session feels like a master class; I learn so much that is valuable and-most importantly- that I can apply.
The moderator kept the conversation upbeat and felt like a safe place. Absolutely no judgment and questions that are hard to ask yourself. So it really made me expand my thinking.
The moderator was able to facilitate discussion without forcing people to say anything. The structure in how the peer group was led enabled mutual understanding, sharing of lived experience and facilitating hope. It was a 1 hour session that covered lots of different information, ideas and expression for personal experience. I would recommend engaging in these groups as the peer session bring empowerment and engages to those who know what it's like to live with OCD.
This Week's Schedule
Dec 11 - Dec 17