Our Programs

Peer-Led Groups

Talking is sometimes difficult, particularly when it's about a trauma you've experienced. Some may find it easier when in a relaxed setting with a cup of tea and listening to others who have experienced similar things.  What is spoken is held in confidence and listened to without judgement. 

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Meditation &Yoga

The benefits of yoga and meditation are many: they reduce anxiety and stress, they encourage relaxation and balance, they help with depression. Beginning in September, we will be offering workshops in both mediation  and yoga, free of charge.  Look for the dates on our calendar.

Art and Creative Writing

Creative expression is: a joy, a release, a necessity, a pleasure, fun, healing. It's all these things and more. Join us beginning in September for workshops in creative writing and art, free of charge. Look for the dates on our calendar. 

Trauma Workshops


Because She Is, a non-profit volunteer organization that provides free support services for survivors of physical, emotional, and sexual assault and abuse, will be hosting two clinician-led workshops in September and October.

Both workshops will be conducted by Geraldine “Gerry” Viggiani, LCSW, LCADC, PMH-C. She is a psychotherapist and owner of Lotus Blossom Psychotherapy, LLC in Eatontown, NJ, specializing in trauma, addiction, and perinatal mood disorders and birth trauma.

On Friday, September 20, 2019, the workshop topic will be Trauma and Shame…How It Impacts Our Life. Participants will be guided in looking at how the emotion of shame impacts our lives in the wake of trauma.

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, the workshop topic will be The Effects of Trauma: How our Decisions and Reactions are Rooted in our Trauma.

Both workshops will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Marilyn’s Place, the home for Because She Is, in South Amboy, NJ. The confidential location is conveniently and easily accessible for attendees from throughout central New Jersey.

Workshops are free of charge and light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited; please email info@becausesheis.org to reserve your spot and for additional details.

For more information about Because She Is, the services they provide, activities planned, and ways to help, visit www.becausesheis.org.