It's time to choose again- to make a choice to heal, become strong and be restored.
We know this choice is not easy. That's why we're here to help.
Hearts Set Free is the name of our Post Abortion Recovery and Support program. It's perfectly named, as it describes how each person who attends feels after they have experienced healing. We offer a confidential, non-judgemental environment in which you can begin the healing process. We will support you as you seek to understand the circumstances, thoughts and emotions that surrounded your abortion(s). We provide a safe place to be honest about your experience and the impact it has had on your life. We offer:
Peer Counseling Private conversations with post abortive lay counselors who are trained to listen and speak with love and compassion.
Abortion Anonymous (ABANON)- A Confidential 8-week support group working towards recovery by exploring your story and emotions.
Forgiven and Set Free A Confidential 10-week Bible study pursuing restoration through Scripture and the power of Jesus Christ.
Why a group?
YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Many times, women have thoughts, feelings, actions that they have no idea are related to their past abortion, yet once they are in a group with other women, they find out- no, they're not crazy, other women who have had abortions actually experience those same things.
I'm afraid to join the group because I don't want others to know.
This group is strictly confidential. We will not post where and when the meetings are held. Our group facilitator will contact you and let you know where and when the next group is starting. Only first names will be used in the meetings and everyone who attends is sworn to confidentiality. This is a safe and loving group. We only want to see you experience the healing you're longing for.
What are the symptoms of post abortion trauma?
- Psychological 'numbing'
- Depression and thoughts of suicide
- Sad mood
- Sudden and uncontrollable crying episodes
- Deterioration of self-concept
- Sleep, appetite and sexual disturbances
- Reduced motivation
- Disruption in interpersonal relationships
- Thoughts of suicidal nightmares
- Pre-occupation with becoming pregnant again
- Anxiety over fertility and childbearing issues
- Overprotective mothering OR disconnect with present and/or future children
- Development of eating disorders
- Alcohol/Drug abuse
To find out when and where the next Hearts Set Free class begins, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text the Women's Center at 860-576-8072.