Because powerlessness and isolation is a major factor of your stalking experience, anything that helps break through that will help you.
I regularly meet with stalking victims, not to offer any kind of therapy – I wouldn’t dare – but to let them bask in that warm-blanket feeling of no longer being totally alone in their stalking experience.
Some people will want to talk with one another, but others may not at all. This is why I meet with people to go for a walk in nature, which can be a city park, or for a liter-pick. Particularly litter-picking may return a sense of agency to you, a sense that there are things that you can do that make a difference, that you are not like a ping-pong ball or a leaf in a storm.
There groups are women-only, to take as much pressure off them as possible. Because women are almost always stalked by men, we don’t want men around when we want to bond with other stalking targets.
I urge men who are stalked to do something similar but because I am a woman, I cannot be part of their groups.