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  • Do you feel depressed?
  • Are you afraid of commitment?
  • Do you cry for no apparent reason?
  • Do you have difficulty relating to children?
  • Do you feel dispirited?
  • Do you have uncontrollable feelings of rage?
  • Do you feel angry?
  • Do you feel neglected?
  • Do you have disturbing dreams?
  • Do you feel abandoned?
  • Do you feel life has no meaning?
  • Do you feel rejected?
  • Do you feel you have no right to be alive?
  • Do you feel tragedies are repeated in your life?
  • Are you afraid to love or be loved?
  • Do you feel discouraged?

    All the above (and many other) difficulties may be attributed to:

    bullet-daisy Child Abuse and Neglect
    bullet-daisy Pregnancy Loss Syndrome
    bullet-daisy Pregnancy Loss Survivor Syndrome


    Many men and women have been deeply damaged by these issues. Hope Alive group therapy has facilitated the healing of large numbers of adults and their families. The course comprises 30 weekly units, plus three follow-up sessions. The phases of treatment are as follows:

    1. Commitment
    2. Realizing Mistreatment
    3. Changing Anger & Withdrawal
    4. Dealing with Guilt
    5. Removing False Faces
    6. Passing through Despair
    7. Grieving my Losses
    8. Reconciliation
    9. Reconsidering Relationships
    10. Rehabilitation & Rejoicing
    11. Future & Beyond
    12. Follow-Up


    Download Outline of Therapeutic Phases (PDF)

    The course is led by a leader and a facilitator with four to seven group members. The homework provides insights and sessions teach many new skills for knowing and growing. Hope Alive is specifically designed to help heal those deeply damaged by childhood mistreatment and pregnancy loss. It includes:

    bullet-daisy  Dealing with resistances to knowing & growing
    bullet-daisy  Gaining insight from re-enactment of unresolved conflicts
    bullet-daisy  Learning new behaviors

    Participants in group work are expected to pay a modest fee. This is for their benefit and also to generate some financial support for IHACA (International Hope Alive Counselors Association), which is lead by Professor Philip Ney and Dr Marie Peeters-Ney. However, the pre-treatment evaluation, which takes one to three sessions, is free of charge.