Mindfulness for Trauma Survivors

Mindfulness GroupThis 6-week program is focused on addressing anxiety and promoting well-being after trauma. You will:

  • Receive information on stress inoculation
  • Share your experiences on this topic
  • Practice relaxation responses
  • Receive feedback concerning the fundamental practice of well-being
  • Increase your awareness on the physiological responses to stress.
Who it helps: Designed for primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault.Tami BS
When: Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm (4 weeks), September 7th to October 12th 2016
Where: MESA Office (2336 Canyong Blvd. Suite 103, Boulder, CO, 80302)
Facilitator: Tami Boehle-Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCHH, HTP.
Investment:  $60 per 6-week sessions
For more information, call 303-443-0400 or email groups@movingtoendsexualassault.org.


MESA Mountaineers – New!



A hiking group for survivors, loved ones, and allies.

MESA Mountaineers is a group of hikers, primarily for trauma survivors and their loved ones. Nature is a proven stress reliever and allows for great opportunities for healing. We welcome people of all genders and cultures.
Who it helps: Survivors, loved ones, and allies
When: The first Sunday of every month
Where: To be determined
Facilitator: Erna Lukac, MESA Intern
Cost: Free. Donations welcomed.
To register or learn more contact MESA at  elukac@movingtoendsexualassault.org or call 303-443-0400.Click here to contact us today!

Introducing the MESA Client Library

Client Library 2016Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is proud to share our new client library. The library hosts fifty books with topics that relate to sexual assault, trauma, and the journey to find healing. Speak to a MESA staff member about checking out a book today!


Call 303-443-0400 or email amandaf@movingtoendsexualassault.org for more information!

Here’s Your information for Early Packet Pick Up! Don’t miss out on the fun!

This Saturday, April 23rd join us for Early Packet Pick Up from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Flatirons Subaru. Don’t miss out on the party! We will be there handing out race bibs, t-shirts and goody bags. Upstart Kombucha will be there with complimentary Kombucha and other goodies and treats will be provided by our sponsor “I and Love and You”. Bring your canine companion and enjoy a doggy photo booth courtesy of Flatirons Subaru.
Goody bags will only be provided at Early Packet Pick Up, so don’t miss out! See you there!!

Summer 2016 Hotline Volunteer Needed!

Training Dates Announced:

MESA’s Hotline volunteer training will be held May 23rd through June 27th. MESA needs you! Gain skills and experience while moving to end sexual assault. Click HERE to apply today!

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Dates Announced for the Next Trauma-Informed Yoga Session

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Moving to End Sexual Assault is proud to share with you a great opportunity to heal.  We will be offering another 8-week session of Trauma-Informed Yoga for sexual assault survivors and loved ones. This group’s goal is to help survivors deepen their relationship with their bodies and heal. Among other things:
*    Learn how to engage the parasympathetic nervous system to feel grounded and calm
*    Synchronize breath with movement to release stored tension & stress
*    Connect with others in a safe and supportive setting

Dr. Janine D’Anniballe is a licensed psychologist and a nationally recognized expert who specializes in the areas of neurobiology of trauma, vicarious trauma and treatment for survivors. She is also a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) accredited through Yoga Alliance. She completed her teacher training through Soul Tree yoga studio in Lafayette, CO. No prior yoga experience is necessary. This class is for all levels of ability so students can participate at their own comfort level.Janine Yoga

When:  Mondays from 5:30pm to 6:45pm (8 weeks), starting April 11, 2016
Where:  Bodywork Bistro – 3825 Iris Avenue #300, Boulder, CO 80301
Investment: $80


Join us for Shatter the Silence Week!

Join Moving to End Sexual Assault at Shatter the Silence week, April 11th through April 14th at Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus (2121 Miller Dr., Longmont, CO 80501). The week features a film showing, a panel discussion, guest speakers, and a march & rally to speak out against sexual violence.

The Hunting Ground – Film Showing & Discussion

Monday, April 11, 4 – 6 p.m. Front Range Community College will be showing the film, The Hunting Ground, a film examining sexual assault on college campuses.

Missoula – Panel Discussion

A panel discussion featuring MESA’s own Dr. Janine D’Anniballe will be held Tuesday, April 12, 12:30 – 2 p.m. in Front Range Community College’s Community Room. Dr. D’Anniballe will be joined by Chief Trial Deputy, Katharina Booth, Deputiy Chief of Police, Randy Repola, and Boulder County Campus Counselor, Paul Derby to discuss John Krakauer’s book Missoula; a book discussing sexual assault and the justice system.

Missoula 2016

Psych Talks: The Psychology of the Rape Victim

Wednesday, April 13, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Take Back the Night

Join us as Shatter the Silence Week wraps up on Thursday, April 14th from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus. Take Back the Night will feature a rally, a march, speakers, and collaborative art projects. The evening’s speakers feature MESA’s own Camilo Casas, as well as CU’s Director of Office of Victim Assistance, Jessica Ladd-Webert, and author, Lynn Hall.

Take Back the Night 2016

Volunteer Counselors Needed for the MESA 24-Hour Crisis Hotline

It’s that time of year again!  Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is seeking individuals that have a passion for helping others.  Volunteering with MESA provides an opportunity for personal growth and experience, while moving to end sexual assault.  MESA needs you!  Click here to begin the application process. Volunteer Recruitment Spring 2016

Understanding the Neurobiology of Traumatic Stress and Healing Through Trauma-Informed Yoga

Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is proud to share an opportunity to attend a yoga workshop focused on Understanding the Neurobiology of Traumatic Stress and Healing Through Trauma-Informed Yoga. This workshop is for yoga teachers, health-care providers, and therapists.

Join Dr. Janine D’Anniballe as she offers a framework of psychological trauma and how traumatic stress manifests in the body and mind. You will learn about the latest research in the field of trauma studies and how yoga and mindfulness practices can be used to manage symptoms and facilitate healing. This training is for yoga teachers who want to gain knowledge and skills to teach students in a trauma-informed way, and mental health professionals, and health providers who would like to integrate some of the tools of yoga into their work to support clients in their growth and transformation. The workshop will include lecture, discussion, and yoga practice.

Janine D’Anniballe, PhD, RYT is the Director of Community Services and Trauma-Informed Care at Mental Health Partners. She is a licensed psychologist and a nationally recognized expert who specializes in the areas of neurobiology of trauma, vicarious trauma and treatment for survivors. She is also a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) accredited through Yoga Alliance.

When: Saturday, March 19th 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (12:30 – 1:30 lunch on your own)
Where: Soul Tree Yoga Hub Simpson Studio, 422 East Simpson Street, Lafayette, CO
Workshop Fee: $99

To register:
Go to: soultreecolorado.com/events/workshops or
Or call: 303-443-0400
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Introducing a Support Group for Teen Survivors of Sexual Assault

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  • Normal and long-term reactions to trauma
  • Caring for ourselves, finding support and resources
  • Shaping identity, healthy sexuality, & safety planning

Learn about the impact of trauma and how to cope after trauma. Explore your identity, find and trust resources and relationships, and consider what safety looks like during healing.

PROGRAM FACILITATOR: I’m Cathy Schneider and I want to provide this group as a way to connect hope and healing to youth and young adults. I’ve worked with many kinds of survivors through advocacy and therapy. I like to bring warmth, humor, and respect into everything I do! I’m a clinical social worker with a social justice focus and am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Currently I work in crisis mental health and volunteer with MESA to feed my passion for working with survivors.

When: Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30pm, starting February 2nd through April 12th (no group on March 22nd)
Where: Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA)
2336 Canyon Blvd. Suite 103, Boulder, CO 80302
Cost:  Sliding scale; $5 – $35 per session
To register or learn more:
Email groups@movingtoendsexualassault.org,  call 303-443-0400