Entreprenur Support Group
“The Support Group was an invaluable resource for me and is a space where business owners have permission to show up as their full selves. Rachel and Alyssa's nervous system regulation work is revolutionary.”
Are you craving a space to be held in the way you hold your clients?
You’ve made it through 2 years of the pandemic..is it okay we say a collective, barely?
Have you held your clients in the deepest of spaces? Showing up for them maybe more than you did pre pandemic?
And that perhaps has left you desiring…
- More space for you, your humanity
- Freedom to share your whole human experience without having to turn it into some form of art, or connectedness to your work?
- Your thoughts, feelings, and emotions to be validated, because you’re constantly doing this for others.
Your nervous system deserves to be held in a space you can take a breath in.
The Entrepreneur Support Group is a 3 month therapeutic, intimate container for entrepreneurs who want to..
- Believe in their ideas again
- Be held in the same way they hold their clients
- To say out loud the things they feel inside..without worrying “will my clients judge me”
We don't believe your choice in hiring support in your business should have to end at either a business coach, or a mindset coach.
After the last two years we've had, we want to open a space that's designed for nervous system support that holds you in the deepest of spaces, where you can unravel without judgement, share without preforming, and connect without hot wiring vulnerability.
This is both a space to connect with other entrepreneurs in the truth of what the last two years have been, and show up for one hour a week where YOU are *not* the one doing the space holding.
There is no work for you to do here, other than be here, with us.
Group is a 2x monthly support session that lasts 60 min. Entrepreneurs come to share, get our support as facilitators and peer support. Members can share as much or as little as they want.
Honoring the whole human is what business is about.
…at least what our definition of business is.
Hi! We're Alyssa Pressman and Rachel Turner—
Alyssa is a trauma trained licensed therapist, and Rachel is a trauma informed business coach.
Together we bring over 15 years of experience to this group program.
This experience isn't therapy, but it's deeply rooted in the shared mutual experience each client brings to group. Done through a trauma informed, therapeutic lens.
Our priorities in this program are:
- Nervous system regulation and expansion
- Permission to be fully human in your business
In the power of a small intimate community is where we want to give you the space to take a breath.
Where we want to hold your heart, not having to focus on all the moving pieces of your business at once, but to tend to you.
You first, human first.
"Rachel and Alyssa are a breath of fresh air and their work is so needed right now! I felt incredibly supported by them in every Group call. Their individual skill sets and experience complement each other to make an excellent team. I signed up to connect to a sense of community and learn more about how to navigate work as a stressed business owner in a pandemic! I got all of this and more. All we did in Group has had a ripple effect to support me in my personal life, my well-being/ health management and my business. I felt seen, understood, inspired and less alone."
Entreprenur Support Group
A twice monthly therapeutic support group for entrepreneurs who feel lonely— far away from themselves and others, and are craving community support.
Listen, you may be like us and identify as super independent and the idea of a group makes you roll your eyes to the back of your head. We know most groups ask you to do more, show up, be visible, and work.
This is not about work. This is not about you fitting into our life, but us fitting into yours. This is support, not teaching—though you will gather some gentle resources if you’d like them.
Even the most independent of us might be feeling like the need for support is higher now than ever before.
A 2x/monthly 60 min session with no more than 11 members on one call.
All members have a chance to share, ask for support from Rachel and Alyssa, or from fellow peers in the group.
Members can come to group:
- Sharing how they're feeling in their personal or work life
- Asking for support
- Saying things out loud they wouldn't say online
- Wanting to regulate their nervous system
- And embodying their full humanity always
In group we as facilitators might bring specific topics to the session we might find supportive. Things like:
- Success being a stretch for the nervous system
- How to stay close to your business when your life is on fire
- Anchoring yourself before you navigate work
- Pandemic stress
And, each session will always be tailored to the needs of the group.
“I am so grateful for The Support Group: it was a special, beautiful experience. Especially within a pandemic, I had no idea how much solace it would bring upon signing up. Hearing people talk about things I had thought, but never said out loud. Hearing others talk freely without needing to be perfect or hold authority. Witnessing others shameless support each other. A space to ask questions, get introspective without judgment and not be alone. A space to support and be supported. Sometimes entrepreneurship feels really isolating. As a space holder, I have found it hard to feel like there’s a spot to process the hard business stuff. I wasn’t sure what Group would entail, but it provided me with exactly what I needed. Exiting the group, I felt held, seen and supported. Alyssa and Rachel held space for a small group of strangers to find community. It was undoubtedly a favorite piece of 2021.”
There’s lots of nuance to how we hold our humanity with our businesses—this group is making space for it all.
We want you to walk away from each session
- Feeling closer to yourself
- With a more regulated nervous system
- Knowing you’re not alone in your experience of entrepreneurship and humanity
- Having your thoughts and feelings validated
Alyssa and I are constantly asking each other:
- Should we quit?
- Is this normal to think?
- Am I fucking alone?
- I can’t say this outloud, are you judging me?
And a lot of other stuff I’ll leave for group and not this sales page.
What we saw happen in the first round of group was extraordinary. Entrepreneurs, for the first time I’ve ever seen, share without holding back. Share being able to access their internal safety. Share things they only think but wouldn’t dare say out loud.
This group is about room. For you.
We would love to hold you in this space over the next 3 months.
This isn’t a self help course, or a 3 month guide to busting blocks—this is group, this is different. This is on your terms, and your needs.
Here's what group looks like
- 2x calls/monthly for 3 months
- We begin the second week of February
- 60 min sessions
- Call replays sent after each session
- Each human has room to share as much or as little as they want
“It's NOT therapy, but ooooo wow did it feel therapeutic in so many ways. I felt as though I was part of a loving collective. Not just because of the beautiful space that was held for me by Alyssa & Rachel, but because of the intimate space created by all of the other folks inside the group. I could share, I could listen & I could learn from the experiences of everyone. I was validated, acknowledged, supported. And got to laugh!!!
And it all just felt so... honest. Like secret telling to your besties but with a more autonomous vibe. Like I could whisper my dark thoughts & then leave without having to carry them, knowing they were safe within the Closer group.
So much love for everyone - Cannot recommend Rachel & Alyssa enough. They know how to hold space for all the vibes of the human experience!”
—Client requested to be anonymous
Q: Is this therapy?
A: No. Even though Alyssa is a trauma trained licensed therapist, this is NOT therapy. We take a therapeutic lens to how we hold space, but this is not therapy.
Q: What's the cost?
A: One payment of $591 or three monthly payments of $197.
Q: When are the calls?
A: This depends on how many people sign up. We limit each cohort to 11-13 people, so if we have two rounds, we plan to only do calls on Friday's at 10am est. If we need more groups, times will be polled out to those folks.
Q: What kind of things can I bring to group?
A: Client frustrations, big feels, how you're feeling/navigating your personal life, what's pissing you off, joys—all of you.
Q: What about trauma dumping? I don't want to be activated being in this group.
A: We do everything we can to insure folks can regulate their nervous system, and access their internal safety. We review each client who joins, and we are very clear that this group is not therapy. This is not where you trauma dump, and heal that trauma. This group is designed to process, get support from us, and your peers. As trauma informed/trained facilitators, we aim to reduce harm wherever possible, and, if harm is done, we always want feedback and a chance to do repair work with you.
Q: How will the group run?
A: We will allow everyone into the group, then we start with an invocation, followed by pulling an oracle card from Erin Brown's deck, or sharing a quote we found during the week and then we ask you to reflect on that card, and see what comes up. Maybe it evokes a feeling, an idea, a memory, maybe you want to share, maybe someone else does. Then the floor is open, we can move beyond the card and share as much as you want in any direction.