Courses For Parents Who Were Sexually Abused As Children

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Starting again in March, I’ll be running courses for parents who were sexually abused as children.

These courses will take place over Zoom, but in different clusters around the country. The rationale is that when we are allowed share spaces with others again, those who have done the courses will be geographically close enough to meet up for support, should they choose to do so.

The three centres will be Dublin, Cork, and Galway, the courses will run from 8pm until 10pm. Each cluster will be limited to ten participants.

These will be closed sessions – meaning that after the first week, people will not be allowed to join, to preserve the confidentiality, and trust, in each group.

The fee for the 14 weeks is €150 per person. If this amount is an issue for you, please contact me: We can figure something out (a monthly or weekly payment, or a partial payment if that’s all your means will allow). I don’t want people to be prevented from taking part because of lack of funds. Trauma impacts on our ability to earn, and I recognise, understand, and have been a victim of, that.

Further details are as follows:

March 22nd, 29th,
April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
May 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st
June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

March 23rd, 30th
April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
May 4th, 11th, 25th,
June 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th
July 6th

March 24th, 31st
April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,
May 5th, 12th, 26th,
June 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th
July 7th

Brief Overview of Weeks One to Fourteen

Session 1: Introductions – to each other and to the group. Breaking the cycle
Session 2: The Impact of Trauma
Session 3: Safety and Self-Care – Their Importance in Parenting
Session 4: Trust
Session 5: Remembering and Our Children
Session 6: Shame, Self-Blame and Parenting
Session 7: Compassion
Session 8: Anger
Session 9: Grief
Session 10: Self-Image
Session 11: Body Image
Session 12: Relationships With, and Connections To, Others
Session 13: Making Meaning of the Past and the Process of Recovery
Session 14: Moving On

At the end of the 14 weeks, participants will be invited to set up a weekly support group which will be informal. I will assist each cluster in setting up these groups, and then remove myself from them. I will, however, be available to groups to provide themes to them for each meeting. I’ll also be around to pop in for a chat every now and again.

For more details, please contact me.

What others have said:

‘I said things in the group that I’d never said before – not to my therapist, not to my wife, not to anybody.’

‘I love that no one tries to “fix” me in this group; what I say is just accepted.’

There’s no judgement.’

‘I find the support incredible.’

‘I wish there had been something like this when I was at the start of my parenting journey.’

Course For Parents Who Were Sexually Abused As Children

A fourteen week online course for parents who were sexually abused as children.