Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

Try out our support group for adult surviving from childhood abuse. We are currently meeting over Zoom. Please email if you would like to join and we will send you the link. We will return to meeting in-person when we are invited back to: Mount Saint Joseph's Hospital in the Sr. Germaine Roy Conference Room on the first floor. The address is 3080 Prince Edward Street (off Kingsway). Enter hospital using the Prince Edward Street entrance on the west side of the hospital.

Group Features

  • A safe, open group
  • For anyone who has experienced abuse in their childhood – sexual, emotional, and/or physical
  • Led by a Registered Counsellor
  • Using the “Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)” program
  • Not a 12-Step group
  • All Survivors Are Welcome!

What’s in it for you?

  • Grow self-esteem
  • Let go of shame
  • Tell your story and be heard
  • Give meaning to your suffering
  • Cultivate trust in your life
  • Learn to embrace change
  • Confront self-sabotage
  • Move beyond resentment
  • Explore relationships
  • Enjoy your life today


Every Monday

except holiday Mondays, from 7:00–8:30 pm

  • Fees are by donation - Pay what you can, when you can
  • We meet at Mount Saint Joseph's Hospital, 3080 Prince Edward Street (off Kingsway).  Enter using the Prince Edward Street entrance on the west side of the hospital.  Find us in the Sr. Germaine Roy Conference Room on the 1st floor located to the left as you exit the elevator
  • Come once or come every week – no commitment necessary
  • During this time of Covid-19, we are currently meeting using the Zoom platform. If you would like to join the group, please email Devony at to get the Zoom link.

Curious? Please visit the program’s website:



Library for Members

This library has been donated to ASCA for the members of ASCA to use. Please feel free to borrow a book and return it as you can. We have a sign-out sheet at every meeting. The library is kept at Tapestry Counselling Centre. Please email Devony at if you would like one of these titles brought to a meeting so that you can sign it out. Thank you kindly.

Title: Author:
8 Weeks to Optimum Health Andrew Weil
A Guide for Grown-Ups  Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Antidepressant Skills Workbook BC Mental Health & Addiction Services
Be Your Own Life Coach Fiona Herold
Bradshaw on the Family: A New Way if Creating Solid Self Esteem John Bradshaw
Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach Ginger Lapid-Bogda
Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin Anne Katharine
Breast Cancer: All You Need to Know to Take an Active Role in Your Treatment Ivo Olivotto, Karen Galmery, Urve Kuusk 
Changing Course: Healing from Loss, Abandonment and Fear Claudia Black
Clearing Emotional Clutter Donald Altman
Co-Dependence: Misunderstood, Mistreated Anne Wilson Schaef
Creating Love John Bradshaw
Death: The Final Stage of Growth Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Enchanted Love Marianne Williamson
Everyday Wisdom: A Spiritual Book of Days Paul Ferrini
Evolve Your Brain  Joe Dispenza
Falling in Love With Who You Are Jeff Foster
Family Secrets John Bradshaw 
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy David D. Burns
Getting in the Gap Wayne Dyer
Healing and the Mind Bill Moyers
Healing Developmental Trauma – DVD Laurence Heller and Aline Lapier 
Healing from Trauma Jasmin Lee Cori
Healing the Shame That Binds You  John Bradshaw
Home Coming John Bradshaw
I Am: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are Howard Falco
It Wasn’t Your Fault: Freeing Yourself From the Shame of Childhood Abuse With the Power of Self Compassion Beverly Engel
I Thought It Was Just Me Brene Brown
Jonathon Livingston Seagull Richard Bach 
Keeping the Love You Find: The Personal Compassion Meditations Harville Hendrix
Life Scripts: What to say to get what you want in 101 of life’s situations  Stephen M. Pollan and Mark Levine
Life Skills for Adult Children Janet Woititz and Alan Garner
Living, Loving and Learning  Leo Buscaglia
Living a Life of Awareness Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
Love Leo Buscaglia
Making Peace With Food Susan Kano
Men’s Work: How to Stop the Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart Paul Kivel
Mindsight – CD Daniel Siegal
One Minute Wisdom Anthony de Mello 
Owning Your Own Shadow Robert A. Johnson
Power vs. Force David Hawkins 
Real Happiness at Work Sharon Salzberg
Reclaiming Virtue John Bradshaw
Relationship Rescue Phillip C. McGraw
Revolution from Within (2 copies) Gloria Steinem
Scripts People Live Claude Steiner
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy Sarah Ban Breathnach
Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self (2 copies) Sarah Ban Breathnach
Soul Without Shame – DVD Byron Brown
Soul Without Shame: A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within Byron Brown
Stillness Speaks Elkhart Tolle
Take Time for Your Life Cheryl Richardson
Taking the War Out of Our Words Sharon Strand Ellison
Talk to Me Like I’m Someone You Love Nancy Dreyfus
Thawing: Adult/Child Syndrome and Other Co-Dependent Patterns  Don Carter
The 5 Levels of Attachment Don Miguel Ruiz
The 5th Agreement: A Toltec Wisdom Book Don Miguel Ruiz
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R. Covey
The Artist’s Way (2 copies) Julia Cameron
The Art of Empathy and Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill  Karla McLaren
The Biology of Belief Bruce H. Lipton
The Courage To Heal  Ellen Bass and Laura Davis 
The Dance of Deception Harriet G. Lerner
The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz
The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You Karla McLaren
The Mindful Brain Book Daniel Siegel
The Mindful Brain – CD Daniel Siegel
The Monks and Me Mary Paterson
The Path Laurie Beth Jones
The Secret Rhonda Byrne
The Self-Esteem Workbook Glenn R. Schiraldi
The Truth Begins With You Claudia Black
The Untethered Soul: A Journey Beyond Yourself  Michael A. Singer
Time In A Bottle Howard Falco
Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath Of Terror Judith Lewis Herman
Trauma Symptoms Handouts Various
Tuesdays With Morrie  Mitch Albom
Women in the Know Book, Cimoroni, Swayze
You Can Heal Your Life Louise Hay
Your Money or Your Life Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin 




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I gratefully acknowledge that I live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples –sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations