"Trauma" is the transliteration of a Greek word that means "wound." Clinically, this woundedness can take on many forms, represented by a variety of symptoms. Almost always it is accompanied by defenses that make life challenging, unpredictable and sometimes unbearable, creating a lack of resilience and responsiveness, an aching despondency, and a disabling confusion. This can leave its sufferers with the conviction that unhappiness is their only fate. Invoking the powers of neural plasticity, narrative reconstruction, enhanced self-awareness and human connectedness, this trauma recovery group will attempt to assist its participants in overcoming the negation of victimization.