Virtual/Call-In Support group is held on the 2nd Monday of every month at 8 pm EST. Special topic Virtual Support Group is also held on various 4th Mondays of the month throughout the year (see schedule below). The group is dedicated for burn survivors and their loved ones. To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories.
The 2nd Monday of every month
May 22, 2023 - Session Topic: PTSD with special guest Blake Tedder.
Blake Tedder, MSW, RYT, is a burn survivor from Hillsborough, NC. Blake's long journey through disfigurement and PTSD has created a desire to help others heal their own physical, emotional, and soul wounds.
July 24, 2023 - Session Topic: Mindfulness - Developing Your Unique Style with special guest Amber Wilcox
Amber Wilcox is a burn survivor, yoga instructor, and marketing professional from Ormond Beach, Florida. Amber enjoys volunteering for Phoenix Society as a Peer Supporter, teaching yoga for Kula for Karma supporting youth in Florida detention centers, and providing free yoga for peers on her website, yogaamber.com.
September 25, 2023 - Session Topic: TBD
November 27, 2023 - Session Topic: TBD
At the beginning of each support group, basic ground rules will be shared to create a supportive setting. We also ask that everyone acknowledge understanding that this group is focused on peer support for burn survivors and their loved ones, and is not a substitute for local emotional support.
You must sign-up in order to receive instructions and a weblink for joining the group.
To participate, please review our Virtual Group Safety Agreement and then fill out the form below. On the day of the support group, you will receive an email with the web link and additional instructions for joining.
The group is focused on peer-to-peer support for survivors and loved ones. It is facilitated by staff and emotional support providers connected to Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. Active participation from Phoenix SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) trained volunteers will be included, and conversation by all participants will make support grow for all present!
Please contact Phoenix Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.