*Notice, NO Corvallis mtg. Sept. 3rd for Labor day*

'Hope in our Valley' is a Peer support group open to ANYONE(18yrs and older) who struggles with Acute or Chronic(PTSD) Trauma. 

It is helpful to be able to talk with others and relate to others that face similar difficulties as a result of acute or chronic(PTSD) trauma. Feeling that we are not alone on an island is an important part of having hope! We feel strongly that individual counseling as well as group support are vital ingredients in the healing process.  Because of the way we structure our groups, we have been successful in the following ways: A)Helping you find peace of mind.  B) Obtaining a fundamental understanding of emotional trauma and the Brain. C) Encouraging a healthy lifestyle.  D) By being educated on a myriad of proven tools you have an opportunity to begin or continue the journey to finding a happy, healthy, and balanced life. Much of what we do in the group is open discussion and exploring therapies introduced per our expert guest speakers.  E) Establishing trust in yourself and others thru comradery and activities{i.e. Animal therapy via our seasonal horsemanship training and rides}
All this is very difficult at times and it takes some work, some discipline, and certainly some patience! But it does get better and we are here to lend a hand along the way-  

***You do not need to be screened, and there is NO-FEE to attend the support group***  

Have more contact with other trauma survivors..."

Other trauma survivors are a good source of understanding and support. You could join a survivors' organization. For example, Veterans may want to join a Veterans' organization. By having contact with others who have had similar experiences, you will no longer be isolated. You will also begin to break down any distrust of others.

It may be hard to take the first step and join a PTSD treatment group or other peer support groups. You may have said to yourself, "What will happen there? Nobody can help me anyway." Many people with PTSD find it hard to meet new people. They have trouble trusting enough to open up to someone new. Yet it can also be a great relief to feel that you have taken positive action. You will learn that you are not the only one dealing with the types of feelings you have. In time you may also end up being friends with another survivor."

**Corvallis group meets from 6pm -7:45pm on the FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH**
Corvallis Methodist Church, 1165 Monroe Ave.  

NOTE: the new Eugene group will meet on the First and Third Thursdays of the month starting October 4th, from 6pm - 7:45pm * The Eugene group meets at the First Christian Church in the Library. 1166 Oak st. Eugene, Or. 97401

Upcoming Speakers: TBA 

Contact: Shane @ 503-757-5069 / hopeinourvalley@gmail.com