NATAL’s Social Therapeutic Club offers therapeutic activities to individuals with chronic trauma, in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.
The Social Therapeutic Club serves as a safe, warm and supportive home for adults suffering from chronic trauma as a result of direct or indirect exposure to terror attacks, war, as well as associated loss and bereavement. The Club provides alternative and holistic pathways to healing and symptom management through activities such as cooking, arts, photography, computer classes, yoga, and ceramics. The Club members are some of NATAL’s most vulnerable service users, the majority of whom also receive clinical treatment. Because of the severity of their PTSD, members of the Club typically experience a high degree of social isolation, loneliness, low self-esteem, and the loss of basic skills. They are additionally often lost to their families and friends. For several years now Israel’s National Insurance (Bituach Leumi) has been referring new members to the club which currently hosts 2 groups under their sponsorship.
The Social Therapeutic Club offers its members a place where birthdays and holidays can be celebrated together, a social outlet and reason to leave the home. Members also go on field trips together to museums, theaterical performaces, and other outdoor activities.