SIMPLE SELF CARE
In February 2020, Survivor Strong began hosting self-care circles for survivors and allies in the greater Lansing area. At these bi weekly healing and self care circles, Survivor Strong team members lead activities based in self-expression, self-esteem, self-compassion, and self-love.
Full of soft seating, calm music, crafts, and good vibes, our HART (healing and respite time) room is the perfect location for survivors of sexual assault to form community and heal together, while making feel good crafts that will aid in future self care.
This year, Survivor Strong will also host more talk based support circles in our HART Room. Our advocate has already been providing direct advocacy services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, and will soon be providing the same services in a group setting. We can’t wait to provide the safe space we know so many survivors are longing for.
Jars of Love
FEEL GOOD MEALS
Every other week, Survivor Strong shares their favorite feel good recipes.
These recipes are be primarily plant based, sometimes with meat options.
Recipes are also mindful of inflammatory foods for the many survivors that have auto-immune diseases or other chronic health conditions triggered by trauma.
This year, Survivor Strong will also host monthly meals for survivors to sit around and laugh together while they fill their tummies with delicious healthy foods. Eating together, breaking bread at the same table, is one of the best ways to form community and grow together.
Have a recipe or an idea for an upcoming feel good community meal? We would love to hear from you! Send your favorite comfort foods to email@example.com and your recipe could be featured on our blog or at an event!
In 2020, Survivor Strong will host one-on-one trauma informed yoga and meditation in our HART room.
In partnership with The Firecracker Foundation, we will also host group yoga and meditation in their welcoming, safe, soulful space.
Upcoming Community//Healing Opportunities:
Come help sprinkle love like glitter. We’ll spend this time looking within and naming the things we love about ourselves so next time we need a pick me up, we have a whole jar full.
Candles can be used In many different stress relieving activities. Come create a candle specific to you. Experiment with scents, and find the one that can help bring you serenity.
Flora and Feels
We are firm believers in the healing power of plants.They bring feelings of vitality, they improve your state of mind, and studies actually show that connecting with nature leads to increased relaxation. So come by, pot a plant, and join us while we all heal and grow together.
Imagine yourself in your favorite spot, knitting stitch by stitch, so relaxed you lose track of the time. As quickly as stress and worries enter your brain they are released into your yarn.