PEGaSUS

PEGaSUS is designed to support student survivors of adult sexual assault.

SCHEDULE OF SESSION TOPICS

Week One: Effects of Sexual Assault
Week Two: Fear and Anger
Week Three: Sadness and Grief 
Week Four: Shame, Guilt, and Self-Blame
Week Five: Managing Triggers and Flashbacks
Week Six: Healthy Coping and Self-Care
Week Seven: Self-Esteem, Boundaries and Assertiveness
Week Eight: Intimacy, Sexuality, and Body Image
Week Nine: Resilience, Hope, and Empowerment
Week Ten: Social Connections and Support Systems

Sessions are facilitated as one hour discussion circles. Our time together in group will focus on helping each other understand the impacts we may experience as the result of assault, as well as how we may respond to those impacts. PEGaSUS believes strongly in bringing survivors of all genders together safely in community with others, we hope that participants will feel able to share areas that they have found challenging in their healing as well as identify and celebrate their strengths.

PEGaSUS is open to student of all genders from Dalhousie University and University of King's College.

Toolkit: Coping With Triggers

Article: 4 Ways to Overcome Self-Blame After Sexual Assault

Testimonial

"I was worried about coming to group, but as soon as I came I felt welcomed and understood, without even having to say anything."

"Being part of a group has provided me with the change to open up about my assault and learn how to heal. I feel like I am learning how to live again alongside my lovely ladies."

"Talking, connecting, hurting, and healing with others who understand and are on the same journey."

"I have had the privilege to learn from - and heal with - an extrodinary group of young women. Moving forward I will carry their strength with me."

"Group therapy has been an important system for me and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to meet people who have shared my experiences."