Reclaiming the Body: A Six-Week Course for Survivors

As sexual trauma is held within the body, it can leave you feeling numb, disconnected or overwhelmed by emotions. Rape Crisis is offering a course using a combination of simple body movement, breathe work and mindfulness techniques to help you reconnect to your body in a safe and gentle way. Learning how to reconnect to your body after sexual trauma is a powerful step on the road to recovery.

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Speak Out member Mercia Isaacs. Pic: Alexa Sedge

This course is open to adult women survivors (18yrs and older) who are past, present or possible new clients of Rape Crisis. Being in counselling is recommended, but not necessary as a counsellor will be present at each session. Participants are asked to commit to the full 6 sessions.

When:  Weekly every Thursday, starting the 4th May until 8th June 2017

Time:  10:30am – 12pm

Venue: Observatory

Cost: Free

Spaces are limited to 10 participants so please call to book by 26 April 2017:  Angela or Khabo on (021) 447-9762 or email

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We have a vision of a South Africa in which rape survivors suffer no secondary trauma, and are supported throughout their interaction with the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Our mission is to promote an end to violence against women, specifically rape, and to assist women to achieve their right to live free from violence. Rape Crisis Cape Town seeks to achieve its mission through counselling and training of women, thereby reducing the trauma experienced by rape survivors, and encouraging reporting of rape and the conviction of rapists.

3 thoughts on “Reclaiming the Body: A Six-Week Course for Survivors

  1. Can you please tell me if you mean female bodied persons, cis gender females, female identified persons, trans women or trans men?

    This is NOT criticism or a sick joke or anything other than trying to find out if this is a safe space, and for whom. If it was any of the above I would’ve opened the debate on Facebook.

    I have been a huge supporter of your work for many years, having seen the healing effects of your work for friends and clients.

    • Hi Alex,

      Thank you for your feedback and support. You’ve raised an important point about language and inclusivity. We will edit the post accordingly (from “females” to “women”) to accommodate gender identity.

      This is the first time that we’re running the course and for now, we’re specifically looking to work with people who identify as women. We will absolutely be giving this some thought when discussing future courses and the dynamics around it.

      Remember that our 24-hour crisis line and free face-to-face counselling services are there to support rape survivors of all gender identities and their families. Our crisis line number is: (021) 447-9762.

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