2018: 14-Week Psycho-Educational Support Groups:
A safe place for those who share a fundamental consciousness for how our personal, inter-personal and community health, wellness and well-being is nurtured by human connection that is grounded in justice and equity; and generationally harmed by the existing layers of cultural and systematic oppression and trauma.
General Issues Support Group for Adults Working in the Helping Professions, Social Justice and Non-Profit Sectors: Discuss life, work, relationship and personal issues: oppression fatigue, burn-out, compassion fatigue and sustainable self-care and life-work balance in this political and social climate. Increase personal empowerment, self-confidence and assertiveness skills. Learn skills to manage perfectionism and anxiety. Increase communication and conflict-resolution skills. Improve healthy coping strategies and boundaries. Improve personal clarity around life and work goals. Improve inter-personal and relationship skills. (Tuesday mornings, 830-945am)
(Two) Women’s Sexual Abuse Survivor Support Groups: Meet with other sexual abuse survivors to share stories, successes and challenges related to being a survivor of sexual abuse, sexual violence and/or sexual harassment. Define what increased healing means to you and how to keep getting there. Share skills to manage anger, self-blame, guilt and shame. Reduce isolation. Learn skills to manage anxiety, depression and fear. Increase healthy coping strategies and healthy boundaries in relationships, self-care and wellness and personal empowerment skills. Identify, celebrate and build on personal skills and strengths. Anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome – transgender, gender-fluid, cisgender, etc. (Groups meet Mondays, 4-515pm and Wednesdays, 430-545pm.)
Groups include discussion, mini-lecture, handouts, bibliography, and homework. All groups meet for 14 weeks – with the option for group members to sign on for another 14 weeks. Rate: $50/session. Some sliding fee slots available. Confidential. Email for more information, to put your name on the waiting list for the next group or to schedule a free 30-minute intake appointment. Groups are offered several times throughout the year.