Specialty Support Groups


Do you feel the need to control everything and everyone around you because everything inside you is feeling out of control?  Do you look for happiness in another person?

Are you ready to develop tools to be more independent?




Wednesdays & Fridays (April 19th – May 19, 2017) 10 a.m. – 12 noon ($100/participant)

Facilitated by Cindy; Co-facilitated by Marina

Call (780) 739-7473 for more information or email executive@riseupsociety.ca

Cycle of Abuse

What is your fixed and focused intention for wellness? Are you committed to do what it takes to have what you want? Together we will help you to craft your personal vision statement for living your life on purpose.

This psycho-educational group is about connecting with others, while learning about the Cycle of Abuse, and understanding the signs and stages of domestic violence. It’s important to know that the effects of domestic violence can be overwhelming to experience, and even to learn about. But know the effects of domestic violence are possible to overcome, and it is possible to break the cycle of violence. Domestic violence affects one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours and can significantly impact your well-being. We will help you Identify and challenge old thoughts and how you have formed negative beliefs, a process that needs time, space and safety to begin. A faulty belief system can contribute to feeling discouraged and apprehensive about the future. Discover your new inner strengths, write your personal vision statement, and reclaim positive relationships with others and yourself.

Reserve your spot for a future group: date/time tbd ($100/participant)

Facilitated by TBD

Call (780) 739-7473 for more information or email executive@riseupsociety.ca

Grief Support Group

This ten week grief processing and support group will focus on issues connected with the experience of grief and loss. It is ideal for women who previously benefited from Riseup Society Alberta services and possibly participated in  Phase I “Understanding Domestic Abuse in Intimate Partnerships” and/or Phase II “Healing and Recovery from the Impact of Intimate Partner Abuse Support Groups. Grief Processing Support Group builds on the foundation of Phase I and II groups. With its emphasis on deeper healing and growth, the Grief Processing Support Group is intended to further empower recovering women by providing a safe and supportive environment where they can gain advanced knowledge and skills to process in more holistic ways their profound and often compounded experiences of grief which will allow them to move more easily from brokenness to physical, psychological and spiritual wholeness.


Knitting Support Group

‘The physical pain I was experiencing was my body’s way of getting my attention, and it wouldn’t go away until I could let go of the anger and fear that I still carried from the chaotic events that I had thought to be safely in the past.’

~Excerpt from ‘Just Keep Knitting’: A journey of healing through forgiveness, faith, and fibre by Lonna Cunningham

Join us at the knitting support group to discuss how to let go of anger and fear. No previous knitting experience necessary.  Contact us at (780) 739-7473 for more information.