Mind the Gap

The Mind the Gap course for women is being held at Jigsaw Family Support, Roman House, Rink Road, Ryde for twelve weeks and began on 8th November 2017 from 10am to 12 midday.

If you would like to attend this FREE course, please get in touch either via email at hello@breakthecycle.org.uk or via phone on 01983 754666.

All survivors of domestic abuse, whether male or female, should be able to get the help they need, and the support that will empower them to move on from the impact of abuse. Although there is extensive support to help people who’ve recently experienced domestic abuse, very often there is a gap in provision to support men and women to do the internal work that’s needed to build confidence and self esteem after extensive abuse.

Weeks, months and years afterwards. A domestic abuse survivor, although away from the violence, can still live a life mentally imprisoned by the trauma they have experienced. Many reporting a deep sense of self doubt and feelings of uselessness and insecurity about the future. When talking to men and women who would potentially take part in the program, many spoke of a need for support to forgive themselves for being victims of abuse and overcome a lack of self worth so they were able to have a better outcome in life for not only themselves but their children also.

Our ‘Mind the Gap’ course is over twelve modules, each for 2 hours’ duration. The syllabus covers, but is not limited to, the basic points below and more. Like all our courses they are readily adaptable for specific circumstances or sets of participants.

  • Understanding the leap you have made
  • How you reached safety
  • Who you really are
  • Understanding habitual thinking
  • Affirmation writing
  • Staying safe in your new environment
  • Changing your thoughts
  • Assertiveness
  • Planning your time
  • Replacing negative thoughts with new core values and beliefs
  • Writing personal affirmations
  • Setting personal boundaries
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone
  • Creating your vision of your future