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.
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
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.