How to create a support group for victims of narcissistic abuse
This workshop will guide you from set up to what to do at meetings
LEARN HOW TO CREATE A MEETUP SUPPORT GROUP
Creating a peer-led support group saved my life and I have been giving back for almost three years leading two groups in person here in Colorado. When I first learned about narcissistic abuse I joined a therapist-led support group, it cost $750 for an eight-week session and was not sustainable for me financially. It was powerful to remind me of the power of community, so I set out to create a support group.
Once I decided to start a group, I set it up online to open that door to get new members. I had no idea how they would find me or if they would come. My early recovery stage was a concern for me, so I reached out to every meetup leader I could find across the country. I hungered for them to share with me what they learned, how they run their groups and I wanted to know what people would need. I needed to learn if I could cause them harm, I felt the huge responsibility, so I wanted a plan.
That education was valuable and gave me great ideas from not to forget to bring tissues to how often they met and how many people came, where they met and how to not let the members lean on me too much that I get sucked into their drama. I didn’t know it then, but I was setting a new course in my life.
- How healed do you need to be to start a support group?
- How to set up a group - how to find a location - how to find members
- Knowing the room - Who might show up what stages might they be in? Who was their narc – what kinds of traumas they have been through, so you know what to expect
- Should you charge? How to get the cost of meetup.com covered by the group
- Be a Sherpa - you are an educator, not a therapist – lead them to information
- You will learn all the technical details - how often should we meet, where can we meet, what to do at meetings
- Learn how to protect yourself by not allowing 'their' drama to be yours
Let me help you take this journey
I have been leading two monthly in-person support groups for over three years, I never imagined these groups would help so many people find community and resources. Every time I meet with these new friends I heal another part of me.
You can create your own support system by bringing people together.
Tracy A Malone
This workshop is over three hours of video jammed packed with solutions to your every question. I have also shared with you all the assets I use (worksheets and handouts) to help members find their own right path to recovery.
Tracy Malone is the founder of NarcissistAbuseSupport.com, a global resource for victims from more than 145 countries. In addition, she hosts two local support groups in Colorado and has created a Facebook support group with more than 5,000 members. She is a popular YouTuber on the subject as well; her channel has now reached more than 800,000 survivors. Tracy's work can also be found on her podcast, available on iTunes and other podcast sources. She loves making memes; her Pinterest ‘Narcissist abuse’ boards have seen more than two million monthly visitors.
Tracy is a surTHRIVER of a lifetime of the crazy making behaviors from narcissistic parents, sisters, aunt, ex-husband and boyfriend. She is passionate about sharing her empowering story of how she learned her own accountability, and turned her life around to help others do the same.
Today, passionate about raising awareness on the subject, she has taught, coached and interviewed thousands of victims to help bring their voices to all of her work.