On October 30, we’ve successfully closed the inaugural cycle of the psychological support program for women. The program was one of three peer support groups launched under the “Healing the Wounds of the War Together” project, organized and delivered by Maple Hope Foundation with the support of Canada Ukraine Foundation and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.
The group for women in Ottawa, Gatineau, Toronto was conducted completely online, and the women in Vancouver were able to meet in person on the 7th week of the program. The joy of open and meaningful conversations, mutual support and warm hugs created the atmosphere of a friendly women’s circle. We let go of the heavy and painful memories of the past and visualized ourselves as the bright flowers of a young spring tree, comfortably rooted and ready to grow. We discussed and reflected on personal values, explored our areas of strength, and set new goals for the future.
We sincerely thank our team of psychologists for making this program a reality and providing our participants with the professional guidance that they needed: Tanya Seliverstova Yuliia Bohdanova Anna Kutsyna Nataly C-a Julia Kovaleva Marina Karpenko created a supportive environment in our weekly circles. We thank our project coordinator Hanna Khondak for her organizational support.
The participants decided not to lose contact with one another and continue to communicate in their group outside the program.
We are happy to see positive changes in each of our participants and are looking forward to other events of the Healing the Wounds of the War Together project - there are many useful workshops, webinars and conferences ahead.
Registration for the next program intake is open until November 2 at the link: https://www.healing-project.online/kolo-balansu