Remote trauma support

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"I have gone to therapy but I don’t always want to talk about the abuse or my ex-partner. With your programme, I am not doing any talking but you are all giving me information, guidance, positivity, education and coping methods."

Bloom is a free, web-based support service run by Chayn. Designed for anyone who is currently experiencing or has experienced domestic and sexual abuse, support is offered via 5 courses. Each one offers tailored tips, tricks, tools, and comforting words to our community. Working through a course will involve learning, reflecting, and processing how what we’ve experienced has affected us - in a safe and empowering space. All of the courses are delivered anonymously, within a group setting, and alongside other survivors via Telegram and WhatsApp.

How does it work?

By participating in the group, you will receive twice weekly videos related to your course. You will also be able to message our group leaders to discuss session content, submit homework, ask questions, and talk. Our session videos will anonymously incorporate some of these messages and submissions via chat, so that everyone in the group can learn from one another.
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✓ Trauma-informed
✓ Online

How does it work?

By participating in the group, you will receive twice weekly videos related to your course. You will also be able to message our group leaders to discuss session content, submit homework, ask questions, and talk. Our session videos will anonymously incorporate some of these messages and submissions via chat, so that everyone in the group can learn from one another.
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You get sessions two times a week!

Each week, our team will send out two 20-30 minute videos on the topic of the week. We will also send out daily messages to share extra material and check-in with the group.

You get homework

Each session ends with homework to assist in your path to recovery. The homework may be completed and shared at your own pace.

You can chat with our team 1 -to- 1

Our four facilitators will be on-hand every night to respond to questions, concerns, or chat as needed. We will respond to any queries or personal messages within 4 hours of contact.

Programmes

Coping with domestic abuse

8 weeks
Coming early 2021

This course will look comprehensively at what domestic abuse is really about: from red flags to coercive control, and will explain why anyone can be abused. We will discuss coping strategies and safe exit plans, as well as advice and tools towards recovery. You will be assigned small tasks to complete in your own time.

This course has been designed for those who have left or are currently living in toxic environments - with both intimate partners or family.

Recovery from sexual violence

8 weeks
Coming early 2021

We will cover how stress and anxiety show up in the body and mind after assault. We will discuss PTSD, as well as different recovery tools and tactics for healing.

Please note this course is not suitable for anyone who has experienced sexual assault within the last 3 months.

Creating boundaries

4 weeks
Coming early 2021

Boundaries are an essential part of all our lives, but often difficult to establish and maintain. Together we will discover and uncover personal boundaries, understand our own needs, and enforce our wellbeing in relationships.

This course has been designed for those who have left or are currently living in toxic environments - with both intimate partners or family.

Managing anxiety

4 weeks
Coming early 2021

Understand the source of your anxiety and discovering to manage negative thoughts will improve your quality of life.

We will explain how you can develop and alter coping mechanisms, and we will also go through a variety of grounding techniques to improve your mental and physical health.

Trauma resilience

7 weeks
Coming early 2021

Experiencing trauma can leave us with a range of complex emotions, fears, and concerns. This course is designed to foster resilience in survivors of abuse: helping participants identify triggers, understand the science behind trauma, build their self-esteem, and to recognise individual strengths.

Coping with domestic abuse

8 weeks
Coming early 2021

We will look comprehensively at what domestic abuse is really about: from red flags to coercive control, and will explain why anyone can be abused. We will discuss coping strategies and safe exit plans, as well as advice and tools towards recovery. You will be assigned small tasks to complete in your own time.

This course has been designed for those who have left or are currently living in toxic environments - with both intimate partners or family.

Recovery from sexual violence

8 weeks
Coming early 2021

Explore how stress and anxiety shows up in the body and mind after assault. We will discuss PTSD, as well as different recovery tools and tactics for healing.

You will be assigned small tasks to complete in your own time.


Please note this course is not suitable for anyone who has experienced sexual assault within the last 3 months.

Trauma resilience

7 weeks
Coming early 2021

Experiencing trauma can leave us with a range of complex emotions, fears, and concerns.

This course is designed to foster resilience in survivors of abuse: helping participants identify triggers, understand the science behind trauma, build their self-esteem, and to recognise individual strengths.

Managing anxiety

4 weeks
Coming early 2021

Understand the source of your anxiety and discovering to manage negative thoughts will improve your quality of life.

We will explain how you can develop and alter coping mechanisms, and we will also go through a variety of grounding techniques to improve your mental and physical health.

Creating boundaries

4 weeks
Coming early 2021

Boundaries are an essential part of all our lives, but often difficult to establish and maintain. Together we will discover and uncover personal boundaries, understand our own needs, and enforce our wellbeing in relationships.

This course has been designed for those who have left or are currently living in toxic environments - with both intimate partners or family.

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Facilitators

Alyson Kissner

is a doctoral student and poet. Both her critical and creative practices evaluate themes of gender-based violence, abuse, trauma, and tenderness. As Programme Lead for Bloom, she is in charge of course writing, delivery, and communications.

Becky Steinberg

is a New Yorker living in Berlin. She has a background in Psychology and Crisis Support, and will be studying Social Work as a Human Rights Profession in the upcoming term. She is Bloom’s Research Lead, and is responsible for course research, grant applications and evaluations.

Tiffany Lo

is a New Yorker now residing in Colorado. She is a Web Developer and gender rights activist, volunteering as a Tech Lead at Chayn. She is responsible for maintaining the tech side of Bloom, reviewing courses and responding to group questions.

Paula Aredez Arriazu

Paula is an Argentinian psychologist living in London. She is a trauma specialist that has worked in the humanitarian, public health and women’s sector. She is collaborating with Chayn to write and develop Bloom content.

Zoë Firth

is a British-American who grew up in California and the UK. She has a background in studying Psychology and experience working in acute mental health. Zoë is Bloom's Editorial Lead, co-leading the programme, as well as facilitating and editing the Bloom courses.

Beatriz Diaz

is a service designer from Colombia. She has experience in service design for social innovation and mental healthcare. She is responsible for responding to group questions and recording courses.

Hera Hussain

is the Founder of Chayn. She grew up in Pakistan and now lives in the UK. With a degree in psychology, and years of experience supporting survivors, Hera is responsible for oversight of the project.

Paula Aredez Arriazu

is an Argentinian psychologist living in London. She is a trauma specialist that has worked in the humanitarian, public health and women’s sector. She is collaborating with Chayn to write and develop Bloom content.