Recovering from Toxic and Abusive Relationships

Abuse and toxic relationships enact a profound violence on the victim-survivor’s wellbeing. In this course, we discuss abusive tactics, the cycle of coercive control, the science of trauma, and how abuse can affect our relationships and coping mechanisms. We empower users to build positive self-esteem with tools such as journaling, somatic practice, and community

7 weeks
English
Live course started on September 6 but you can still sign up via Telegram

“I found the courses to help me a lot with my recovery from abuse and I believe it will help others that have or are experiencing a similar thing. It has provided me a time and place (from safety of my own room) to understand my experience and learn how I can manage my anxiety, depression, guilt, shame…”

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Contents

Week 1:
Why Anyone Can Be Abused
Session 1:
What You Should Know
Session 2:
The Power of a Name
Week 2:
The Mind and Body in Abuse
Session 1:
Fear in the Body
Session 2:
Trauma Bonding is Addictive
Week 3:
Rebuilding our Self
Session 1:
Narcissism, Relationships, & Attachment
Session 2:
Recovery Tools
Week 4:
What Abuse is Really About
Session 1:
Power, Control, & the Patriarchy
Session 2:
The Cycle of Coercive Control
Week 5:
Difficult Emotions
Session 1:
Anger is Not the Same as Aggression
Session 2:
Grief, Guilt, & Letting Go
Week 6:
What Happens Next
Session 1:
Staying, Leaving, & Coping
Session 2:
Safety Planning  
Week 7:
Moving On & Goodbyes
Session 1:
Boundaries, Assertiveness & Healthy Relationships
Session 2:
Review & Closure
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Don’t want to attend the live course? You can read it instead!

Our content is also available in bite-sized transcripts in Soul Medicine.