4701 Market St Suite C (second floor), Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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"Please ring the doorbell on the RIM poster
so we can let you into our classroom." 
 
 

 

Accountabilibuddies: During some of RIM’s support and discussion groups, several members have set “mini-goals,” encouraged each other and celebrated successes. Now, we are taking this to a new level by making it a weekly event. Saturdays, from 2:45 until 3:15 we will focus on working toward improving our daily lives – getting on with tasks we need (or want) to do but just don’t have the energy or motivation to carry out. It’s amazing how much inspiration can come from just knowing that another person actually cares! We will set simple goals, cheer each other on, share our accomplishments, empathize with our struggles and be accountable to our buddies! Please join us - Accountabilibuddies get things done!

Birthday Pizza & Salad Party: All are invited with special recognition to the birthday folks. Please bring salad fixings for the member requested salad bar.

Coping with Trauma: A support group for individuals whose challenges include an element of trauma, whether cumulative or based on a single event. Come share and receive support around the challenges of coping with trauma. Group is facilitated by a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with lived PTSD experience and trained in trauma informed care.

Discussion Group: The facilitator will make a short presentation related to the topic, typically these have been 15 – 20-minute videos or may include handouts. Participants are invited to bring anything of interest related to a topic; cartoons, quotations, short articles, personal experiences, etc. Our focus, as usual, is strength-based; we mention a problem and quickly switch our conversation to problem solving. For June: 10th - Vulnerability: The starting point for connection might involve some discomfort, and the experts say it's worth the risk. Convincing reasons to give it a try. 17th - Tools for Change – Tools can also be called “gimmicks” – those clever reminders to keep us on track or help us move forward. Today, we’ll look at decision making – how to assess our plans (or lack thereof), what are the costs and benefits of a particular decision and our self-statements such as “Why bother…” and “What’s the use…” 24th - Fear of acceptance: What if they don't like what they see? Realizing we're a vulnerable creature, just like everyone else, can move us toward courageous self-acceptance.

Drop-in: Come in and say hi; ask questions about Recovery in Motion, recovery, wellness, whatever is on your mind; work on one of our puzzles; just an excuse to get out and see other humans.

General Support Group: Support groups bring together people facing similar issues, whether that's illness, relationship problems or major life changes. Members of support groups often share experiences and advice. It can be helpful just getting to talk with other people who are in the same boat. The day’s topics will be determined by participants. An additional General Support Group meets at 813 Sophia St Fredericksburg 22401 on the second and fourth Tuesdays 1 – 3 pm. Enter through the downstairs side entrance. Carrol M facilitates the Tuesday group.

Meditation: Carolyn P. - On Saturdays at noon we're doing meditation designed to calm the mind. It's called shamatha meditation, and we usually do it by focusing on the breath or some other anchor to help our mind be more still. We typically start with a guided meditation lasting 8-15 minutes, and then sit in silence for 5-15 minutes. The entire meditation is usually 20 minutes total, and afterward we share about our own experience with meditation.

Sit and Stitch: Time for knitting, crochet, or any other craft project. Sitting and chatting are also welcome! This is a self-led group, with experienced crafters willing to help any level of experience.

Women’s Self-Empowerment: Would you like to know more about how to take control of your own life, set goals, make positive choices, and believe in yourself? Join in the learning and questioning as we explore the many aspects of self-empowerment and discover helpful strategies and free resources. Topics are chosen by the group for the following month.  Topics for June:

  • 2nd - Assertiveness - Find out the benefits of assertive communication. Tips on better communication. 
  • 9th - Social Isolation - It can affect your health. How to recognize the early signs of social isolation. 
  • 16th - Procrastination - How to recognize that you’re procrastinating and why. Easy steps to stop. 
  • 23rd - Obstacles - You can be distressed or see them as a game. Ways to get past obstacles to your goal. Inspiring women who have overcome major obstacles. 
  • 30th – Self-Compassion - Find out what self-compassion is really about. Ideas on how to create compassion for yourself.

Women’s Support Group: Support groups bring together women facing similar issues, whether that's illness, relationship problems or major life changes. Members of support groups often share experiences and advice. It can be helpful just getting to talk with other people who are in the same boat. The day’s topics will be determined by participants.

WRAP Support Group: A support group open to graduates of the WRAP program, based on the concepts learned in WRAP.