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In the period from December 1, 2022 to April 18, 2023, the Association of Citizens Psychological Center “Sense” from Banja Luka implemented the initiative called “You are not alone – I feel and know”, with the support of the Foundation for Women’s Empowerment.

As part of this initiative, psychoeducational workshops were held with women who survived violence, as well as with members of safe houses.

The goal of the workshop was related to connecting with personal resources and building the skill of self-compassion, as a helping attitude in relation to self-criticism and negative self-perception. Internalized guilt and the perception of personal worth based on experiences of violence is a common theme among women who have been victims of any form of violence. Therefore, one of the main goals of the work was to expand the self and learn to regulate emotions and calm the nervous system