What is Vital Cycles?
Vital Cycles is a non-profit, peer support group, healing community. It can be one part of your support system on your therapeutic path of healing and thriving.
Our purpose is to empower those who seek joy in living while healing the emotional impact of trauma.
How does Vital Cycles achieve that?
We provide individuals and peer support groups with a core set of recommended concepts and tools, including healing principles and paths. These, along with the Community Principles, can be used to support and sustain the activities of groups and support groups, including weekly, biweekly and monthly meetings, workshops and retreats.
Where can I find or start a support group in my community?
Some groups already exist. Vital Cycles maintains group contact information on our website. http://www.VitalCycles.org
We can support you in starting a group community by providing you with a meeting template. You may wish to consider a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly group. You may wish to initiate an Internet or telephone group. As you establish your group, we ask that you register your group with Vital Cycles so that information can be available via our website. In addition, this creates the opportunity for you and your group members to gain information about regional and national Vital Cycles events.
What is necessary for me to be a member of Vital Cycles?
To seek joy in living while healing the emotional impact of trauma. All adults are welcome who are willing to align with our healing and Community Principles.
What is necessary to be a Vital Cycles Group?
The only agreement you must make to call yourself a Vital Cycles group or event is to align with the Vital Cycles Healing and Community Principles.
What types of trauma do people heal from in Vital Cycles?
Vital Cycles is open to anyone who wishes to heal from the emotional effects of trauma. We believe that there are universal processes that support the healing from trauma of any type. We also believe that many types of trauma may become interwoven in the experience of an individual. For example, an individual may have experienced physical abuse and emotional neglect as a child – and that may affect their experience of trauma as an adult.
Individual Vital Cycles groups may choose to specify a focus, such as healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse or dealing with post-war PTSD. Other groups may wish to remain open to all who wish to heal, regardless of the nature of the original trauma.